57th Tony Awards

Official poster for the 57th annual Tony Awards

Held at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2003, and broadcast by CBS television.

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Take Me Out (play)

Play by American playwright Richard Greenberg.

Play by American playwright Richard Greenberg.

At the 2003 Tony Awards, the production won the award for Best Play, Mantello won Best Direction of a Play, and O'Hare won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller in 2008

Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller

American classical singer and actress from Simi Valley, California.

American classical singer and actress from Simi Valley, California.

Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller in 2008

Seegmiller also appears on the production's cast album, singing the final act, and she sang excerpts from the role at the televised performance during the 2003 Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall.

5th Avenue Theatre marquee, Holiday 2016

5th Avenue Theatre

Landmark theatre building located in Seattle, Washington.

Landmark theatre building located in Seattle, Washington.

5th Avenue Theatre marquee, Holiday 2016
Entry to theatre with decorative brackets above
Male Imperial guardian lion
Dragon and Pearl ceiling centerpiece
Opening night.
Relief at entry

Some notable musicals shown to Seattle audiences at the 5th Avenue Theatre prior to their success on Broadway include: Jekyll & Hyde in 1995 which was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, Hairspray in 2002 which won 8 Tony Awards, and The Wedding Singer in 2006 which had 4 Tony Award nominations.

Malcolm Gets

American actor.

American actor.

Gets was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 (Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical for Amour) and was awarded the Obie Award in 1995.

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81st Academy Awards

The 81st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2008 and took place on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.

The 81st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2008 and took place on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.

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The Slumdog Millionaire team at the 81st Academy Awards
Danny Boyle, Best Director winner
Sean Penn, Best Actor winner
Kate Winslet, Best Actress winner
Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor winner
Penélope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress winner
Dustin Lance Black, Best Original Screenplay winner
A. R. Rahman, Best Original Score winner and Best Original Song co-winner
Gulzar, Best Original Song co-winner
Andrew Stanton, Best Animated Feature winner
Simon Chinn, Best Documentary Feature co-winner
James Marsh, Best Documentary Feature co-winner
Kunio Katō, Best Animated Short Film winner
Hugh Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards.

Nearly three months later, actor Hugh Jackman, who had previously emceed three consecutive Tony Awards ceremonies between 2003 and 2005, was chosen as host of the 2009 gala.

Kara Medoff Barnett

American business executive, Tony Award-winning theatre producer, and arts administrator.

American business executive, Tony Award-winning theatre producer, and arts administrator.

In 2003, at the 57th Tony Awards, she received a Tony Award for best revival of a play as an associate producer of Long Day's Journey into Night.

Triple Crown of Acting

Term used in the American entertainment industry to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, the highest accolades recognized in American film, television, and theater, respectively.

Term used in the American entertainment industry to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, the highest accolades recognized in American film, television, and theater, respectively.

2003: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play – Long Day's Journey into Night

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List of notable deaths in April 2020.

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Brian Dennehy, 81, American actor (First Blood, Death of a Salesman, Silverado), Tony winner (1999, 2003), cardiac arrest due to sepsis.

Matt Lenz

New York City-based theatre director.

New York City-based theatre director.

He was the Associate Director to Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien on the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hairspray (starring Harvey Fierstein, Dick Latessa, Marissa Jaret Winoker and Matthew Morrison).

Waters at Pen America/Free Expression Literature, May 2014

John Waters

American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist.

American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist.

Waters at Pen America/Free Expression Literature, May 2014
John Waters signing a fan's jean jacket sleeve at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, 1990.
Waters with historian Jon Wiener in 2010
Waters in 2007
Waters in New York City, 2007

Hairspray, the last movie he produced, became a hit Broadway musical that swept the 2003 Tony Awards; and a film adaptation of the Broadway musical was released in theaters on July 20, 2007 to positive reviews and commercial success.