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Category
Nominee
Show
Actor (Dramatic) Paul Muni Inherit the Wind

Production took place previous year

Actor (Dramatic) Ben Gazzara A Hatful of Rain

Actor (Dramatic) Boris Karloff The Lark

Actor (Dramatic) Michael Redgrave Tiger at the Gates

Actor (Dramatic) Edward G. Robinson Middle of the Night

Actor (Musical) Ray Walston Damn Yankees

Production took place the previous year

Actor (Musical) Stephen Douglass Damn Yankees

Actor (Musical) William Johnson Pipe Dream

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Ed Begley Inherit the Wind

Production took place the previous year

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Anthony Franciosa A Hatful of Rain

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Andy Griffith No Time for Sergeants

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Anthony Quayle Tamburlaine the Great

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Fritz Weaver The Chalk Garden

Production took place the previous year

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Russ Brown Damn Yankees

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Mike Kellin Pipe Dream

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Will Mahoney Finian's Rainbow

Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Scott Merrill The Threepenny Opera

Actress (Dramatic) Julie Harris The Lark

Actress (Dramatic) Barbara Bel Geddes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Production took place the previous year

Actress (Dramatic) Gladys Cooper The Chalk Garden

Actress (Dramatic) Ruth Gordon The Matchmaker

Actress (Dramatic) Siobhan McKenna The Chalk Garden

Actress (Dramatic) Susan Strasberg The Diary of Anne Frank

Actress (Musical) Gwen Verdon Damn Yankees

Actress (Musical) Carol Channing The Vamp

Actress (Musical) Nancy Walker Phoenix '55

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Una Merkel The Ponder Heart

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Diane Cilento Tiger at the Gates

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Anne Jackson Middle of the Night

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) Elaine Stritch Bus Stop

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Lotte Lenya The Threepenny Opera

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Rae Allen Damn Yankees

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Pat Carroll Catch a Star

Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) Judy Tyler Pipe Dream

Choreographer Bob Fosse Damn Yankees

Choreographer Robert Alton The Vamp

Choreographer Boris Runanin Phoenix '55

Choreographer Anna Sokolow Red Roses for Me

Choreographer Boris Runanin Pipe Dream
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 Mainbocher The Great Sebastians

Costume Designer Alvin Colt Pipe Dream

Costume Designer Helene Pons The Diary of Anne Frank

Costume Designer Helene Pons A View from the Bridge
Costume Designer Alvin Colt Phoenix '55
Costume Designer Helene Pons Heavenly Twins
Costume Designer Alvin Colt The Lark
Director Tyrone Guthrie The Matchmaker

Director Joseph Anthony The Lark

Director Harold Clurman Bus Stop

Director Tyrone Guthrie 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

Director Harold Clurman Tiger at the Gates
Director Harold Clurman Pipe Dream
Musical Richard Adler Damn Yankees
Musical Frederick Brisson Damn Yankees
Musical Robert Griffith Damn Yankees
Musical Jerry Ross Damn Yankees
Musical George Abbot Damn Yankees

Musical Douglass Wallop Damn Yankees

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

Musical Richard Rodgers Pipe Dream

Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.Produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Musical Oscar Hammerstein II Pipe Dream
Musical Albert B. Taylor Damn Yankees
Musical Harold S. Prince Damn Yankees
Play Frances Goodrich The Diary of Anne Frank

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.

Play Albert Hackett The Diary of Anne Frank

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.

Play William Inge Bus Stop

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens.

Play Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Produced by The Playwrights' Company

Play Jean Giraudoux Tiger at the Gates

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

Play Enid Bagnold The Chalk Garden

Produced by Irene Mayer Selznick.

Play Irene Mayer Selznick The Chalk Garden
Play Christopher Fry Tiger at the Gates
Play The Playwrights' Company Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play Roger L. Stevens Bus Stop
Play Robert Whitehead Bus Stop
Play Kermit Bloomgarden The Diary of Anne Frank
Play Henry M. Margolis Tiger at the Gates
Play The Playwrights' Company Tiger at the Gates
Play Robert L. Joseph Tiger at the Gates
Scenic Designer Peter Larkin Inherit the Wind

Scenic Designer Boris Aronson The Diary of Anne Frank

Scenic Designer Boris Aronson Bus Stop
Scenic Designer Ben Edwards The Ponder Heart

Scenic Designer Ben Edwards Someone Waiting

Scenic Designer Ben Edwards The Honeys

Scenic Designer Jo Mielziner Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Scenic Designer Jo Mielziner Middle of the Night

Scenic Designer Raymond Sovey The Great Sebastians

Scenic Designer Peter Larkin No Time for Sergeants
Scenic Designer Boris Aronson Once Upon a Tailor
Scenic Designer Boris Aronson A View from the Bridge
Scenic Designer Jo Mielziner The Lark
Special Awards City Center

Special Awards Fourth Street Chekov Theatre

Special Awards The Shakespearewrights

Special Awards Carmen Capalbo The Threepenny Opera

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

Winner for its distinguished service to the theatre

Stage Technician Harry Green Middle of the Night

Stage Technician Harry Green Damn Yankees

Stage Technician Larry Bland Middle of the Night

Stage Technician Larry Bland The Ponder Heart

Stage Technician Larry Bland Porgy and Bess





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