STAGE TUBE: Watch Tommy Tune's Lifetime Achivement Award Speech
Just before the start of the 2015 Tony ceremony tonight, now ten-time Tony-winner Tommy Tune received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Click below to watch his full acceptance speech!
Tune took home the award for his outstanding dedication to theatre and iconic achievements over the span of his more than 50 years in the business. He is one of the country's most prolific performer/director/choreographers. He began his career as a Broadway dancer in Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now, Dow Jones. Tune has received Tony Awards for My One and Only (Actor and Choreography), Grand Hotel (Direction and Choreography), The Will Rogers Follies (Direction and Choreography), Nine(Direction), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Choreography) and Seesaw(Featured Actor).
In addition, Tune has been awarded eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards and the Society of Directors and Choreographers' George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is the recipient of The National Medal of Arts, has been honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was designated a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. He is currently touring the country in his one-man show Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales.
The 2015 Tony Awards are airing as we speak on CBS tonight, June 7, co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com is your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond!