Page: 1


A Question about the actual Tony Award

MTVMANN Profile PhotoMTVMANN Profile Photo
MTVMANN
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/1/05
A Question about the actual Tony Award#1
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:26pm
How come some of the Tony winners are given a book/certificate instead of the actual statuette?????? I just watched one of those "Tony Memory" clips with Dick Latessa and his was an interview right after he won the Tony Award and he had one of the certificates, not a statuette.
morosco Profile Photomorosco Profile Photo
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/10/04
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#2
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:29pm
I could be wrong but do the winners get a certificate in place of an award until the award is engraved?
Rotel1026
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/06
Broadway Star
joined:
8/12/06
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#2
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:32pm
I'm not 100% sure about the Tony, but I know I've read in the past that at the Oscars, the winner gets to do the backstage interviews/pictures thing with the statuette and then they take it away and engrave the name on it. So as Morosco said, it could be because they have to wait until the name is engraved on it.
MTVMANN Profile PhotoMTVMANN Profile Photo
MTVMANN
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/1/05
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#3
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:36pm
Thanks
BJC899
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Star
joined:
7/20/04
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#4
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:36pm
I was also under the impression that for award ceremony's, they use "dummy statues" - those which are bigger than the actual award. It looks better on TV.
TapTapTapioca
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/07
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#5
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:40pm
I don't think the dummy satutes are true.

But how long does it take for the TONY to get engraved? Do they get it back that night?
I shave me Xanadu every morning!
MTVMANN Profile PhotoMTVMANN Profile Photo
MTVMANN
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/1/05
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#6
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:42pm
But at any rate he didn't even have that, he just had the certificate.
wonderfulwizard11 Profile Photowonderfulwizard11 Profile Photo
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/30/05
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#7
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:42pm
No. It gets sent to them later.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
TBone Profile PhotoTBone Profile Photo
TBone
Broadway Star
joined:8/14/03
Broadway Star
joined:
8/14/03
re: A Question about the actual Tony Award#8
Posted: 6/10/07 at 12:44pm
Back in 1998, when Audra won the TONY for RAGTIME, I saw the show for the first time on July 15th, and she mentioned at the stage door that she had just recieved the actual statuette that day.
"Where nothing ever grows Where no one ever goes In lands of storms and snows We'll plant one burning rose, love..."
Updated On: 6/10/07 at 12:44 PM
matjomae Profile Photomatjomae Profile Photo
matjomae
Featured Actor
joined:1/15/06
Featured Actor
joined:
1/15/06
It is not uncommon for "dummy statues" to be used.

I know that the Grammy's use "dummy statues," at least for some of the award winners. I would assume that the winners of the major awards that are televised get to take their awards with them so that they can be seen carrying them all over to the after parties, but not everyone gets their awards that night.

Last summer I was working for an artist (who attended the actual awards cermony) who produced on a Grammy Award winning album. We recevied his award via UPS in June, how many months later. Talk about a shock when I opened the box to find the foam wrapped award.

In case anyone is curious, a Grammy is about the same size in person as they are on TV.
"Take all of your so-called problems, better put them in quotations.." - JM