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Actor (Musical) Ray Walston Damn Yankees
Actor (Musical) Stephen Douglass Damn Yankees
Actor (Musical) William Johnson Pipe Dream
Actor (Play) Paul Muni Inherit the Wind
Actor (Play) Ben Gazzara A Hatful of Rain
Actor (Play) Boris Karloff The Lark
Actor (Play) Michael Redgrave Tiger at the Gates
Actor (Play) Edward G. Robinson Middle of the Night
Actress (Musical) Gwen Verdon Damn Yankees
Actress (Musical) Carol Channing The Vamp
Actress (Musical) Nancy Walker Phoenix '55
Actress (Play) Julie Harris The Lark
Actress (Play) Barbara Bel Geddes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Actress (Play) Gladys Cooper The Chalk Garden
Actress (Play) Ruth Gordon The Matchmaker
Actress (Play) Siobhan McKenna The Chalk Garden
Actress (Play) Susan Strasberg The Diary of Anne Frank
Choreographer Bob Fosse Damn Yankees
Choreographer Robert Alton The Vamp
Choreographer Boris Runanin Phoenix '55 / Pipe Dream
Choreographer Anna Sokolow Red Roses for Me
Conductor and Musical Director Hal Hastings Damn Yankees
Conductor and Musical Director Salvatore Dell'Isola Pipe Dream
Conductor and Musical Director Milton Rosenstock The Vamp
Costume Designer Alvin Colt Pipe Dream
Costume Designer Mainbocher The Great Sebastians
Costume Designer Alvin Colt The Lark / Phoenix '55 / Pipe Dream
Costume Designer Helene Pons The Diary of Anne Frank / Heavenly Twins / A View from the Bridge
Director Tyrone Guthrie The Matchmaker
Director Joseph Anthony The Lark
Director Harold Clurman Bus Stop / Pipe Dream / Tiger at the Gates
Director Tyrone Guthrie The Matchmaker / Six Characters in Search of an Author / Tamburlaine the Great
Director Garson Kanin The Diary of Anne Frank
Director Elia Kazan Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Director Albert Marre The Chalk Garden
Director Herman Shumlin Inherit the Wind
Featured Actor (Musical) Russ Brown Damn Yankees
Featured Actor (Musical) Mike Kellin Pipe Dream
Featured Actor (Musical) Will Mahoney City Center's Finian's Rainbow
Featured Actor (Musical) Scott Merrill The Threepenny Opera
Featured Actor (Play) Ed Begley Inherit the Wind
Featured Actor (Play) Anthony Franciosa A Hatful of Rain
Featured Actor (Play) Andy Griffith Not Time for Sergeants
Featured Actor (Play) Anthony Quayle Tamburlaine the Great
Featured Actor (Play) Fritz Weaver The Chalk Garden
Featured Actress (Musical) Lotte Lenya The Threepenny Opera
Featured Actress (Musical) Rae Allen Damn Yankees
Featured Actress (Musical) Pat Carroll Catch a Star
Featured Actress (Musical) Judy Tyler Pipe Dream
Featured Actress (Play) Una Merkel The Ponder Heart
Featured Actress (Play) Diane Cilento Tiger at the Gates
Featured Actress (Play) Anne Jackson Middle of the Night
Featured Actress (Play) Elaine Stritch Bus Stop
Musical Damn Yankees

by George Abbot and Douglass Wallop. Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert Griffith, and Harold S. Prince in association with Albert B. Taylor.

Musical Pipe Dream

Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers. Produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Play The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.

Play Bus Stop

by William Inge. Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens.

Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams. Produced by The Playwrights' Company,

Play Tiger at the Gates

by Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Christopher Fry. Produced by Robert L. Joseph, The Playwrights' Company, and Henry M. Margolis.

Play The Chalk Garden

by Enid Bagnold. Produced by Irene Mayer Selznick.

Scenic Designer Peter Larkin Inherit the Wind / No Time for Sergeants
Scenic Designer Boris Aronson The Diary of Anne Frank / Bus Stop / Once Upon a Tailor / A View from the Bridge
Scenic Designer Ben Edwards The Ponder Heart / Someone Waiting / The Honeys
Scenic Designer Jo Mielziner Cat on a Hot Tin Roof / The Lark / Middle of the Night / Pipe Dream
Scenic Designer Raymond Sovey The Great Sebastians
Special Tony Awards City Center
Special Tony Awards Fourth Street Chekov Theatre
Special Tony Awards The Shakespearewrights
Special Tony Awards The Threepenny Opera

distinguished Off-Broadway production; Carmen Capalbo, Stanley Chase, producers.

Special Tony Awards The Theatre Collection of the N.Y. Public Library

on it's twenty-fifth anniversary, for its distinguished service to the theatre. George Freedley, founder and curator, accepted.

Stage Technician Harry Green

electrician and sound man, (Middle of the Night / Damn Yankees)

Stage Technician Larry Bland Middle of the Night / The Ponder Heart / Porgy and Bess