First Tony Awards held in New York 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1947)

Video: 'Tony Awards History on Broadway Blogspot' (Apr. 6, 1947, at 2:33)

(Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947, 8:30 p.m. EST) — New York’s theatre honored twenty men and women tonight with the first presentation of the annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards for outstanding contributions to the current theatrical season.

Twelve hundred persons, including many theatrical celebrities, cheered the winners at a midnight ceremony in the Waldorf-Astoria.

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