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Tony Award?

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Tony Award? #1
Posted: 2/25/08 at 9:11pm
Where did the Name the Tony Awards come from? I always ask myself "WHO'S TONY AND WHY'S HE GETTING AN AWARD IF He's not in any of this year shows?".

In all seriousness tho where did the name come from? When are the nomainations gonna be announce (I think it's a while from now)
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re: Tony Award? #2
Posted: 2/25/08 at 9:12pm
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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re: Tony Award? #2
Posted: 2/25/08 at 9:13pm
TONY DANZA! Duh.
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re: Tony Award? #3
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:07pm
Tony Randall
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re: Tony Award? #4
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:09pm
Toni Braxton
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re: Tony Award? #5
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:12pm
Wikipedia that sh*t
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re: Tony Award? #6
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:15pm
There's no wikipedia page with that, verycurious
see?
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re: Tony Award? #7
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:15pm
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re: Tony Award? #8
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:31pm
it's British in origin, "tony" meaning "posh" as in carrying a very high tone of taste....I thought everyone knew that.

Or it's named for the lead in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER...the American Theatre Wing LOVED that movie! it even had dancing in it....
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re: Tony Award? #9
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:32pm
"Tony" was named after Antoinette Perry, a Broadway producer (she did the original Harvey back in 1944). She had died unexpededly at a relatively young age at the time that the Tonys started and it was in commenoration of her.
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re: Tony Award? #10
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:33pm
I answered it in the first response to the thread.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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re: Tony Award? #11
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:46pm
Tony Soprano.
He threatened the League and they capitulated.
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re: Tony Award? #12
Posted: 2/25/08 at 10:51pm
good one, TAZ.
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re: Tony Award? #13
Posted: 2/25/08 at 11:11pm
There's a new award called the Toni (with an "i") for road performers, named for Toni Tenille after her triumphant tour in Victor/Victoria.
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re: Tony Award? #14
Posted: 2/25/08 at 11:19pm
I thought the Toni Award was for "most outstanding perm".
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re: Tony Award? #15
Posted: 2/25/08 at 11:24pm
Maybe your right, it was first won by Bette Midler in the '70's for her "Clams on the half shell" Broadway show perm, right?
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