The Tony Awards
Tony Street.com is a site dedicated to the Tony awards. The Tony Award or The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre was founded on 1947. The award was founded by the American Theatre Wing committee, which was headed by Brock Pemberton. Brock Pemberton was an American director, theatrical producer and founder of the Tony Award. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on December 14th, 1885 and died on March 11, 1950.
Tony Street.com focuses on the history and importance of these awards. These awards recognize the achievements of the live Broadway theatre. They are presented at an annual ceremony in New York by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The American Theatre Wing is an organization located in New York city that is dedicated to the support of education and excellence in the theatre. The Broadway League or League of American Theaters and Producers is a national trade association for the industry of the Broadway Theatre.
The Tony award name came from the co founder of the American Theatre Wing Antoinette Perry (Toni). These awards are given based on the performances and productions of Broadway. There is also awards for Regional theatre and several non competitive awards such as: The Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, Isabelle Stevenson Award and the Special Tony Award. The award rules are available in a document named "The rules and regulations of the American Theatre Wing Tony award". These rules and regulations will only be applied for a specific season. These awards are considered the greatest United States theatre honor. They are compared to the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, Laurence Olivier Award and the Emmy Awards. Here at TonyStreet.com you will find some details on the aforementioned rules.
The awards ceremony has mostly been held at the Radio City Music Hall on the month of June since 1997. The most recent award ceremony was the 65th Annual Tony Award. This year awards were held at the Beacon Theatre and was broadcast by CBS. The 2011 awards occurred on June 12th. The Tony awards winners and Tony awards nominees lists were many. Tony Street provides the list of winners and nominees for this year.
2011 Tony awards nominees which received several nominations are: The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Merchant of Venice, Catch Me if You Can, Arcadia, Born Yesterday, etc. The 2011 Tony Awards winners that were reward with multiple awards are: War Horse, The Book of Mormon, The Normal Heart and Anything Goes. TonyStreet.com has the available information you want to know about these awards. Here, at TonyStreet.com you will find reliable facts about the Tony Awards so remember to check Tony Street often for updates.