|58th Tony Awards|
Official poster for the 58th annual Tony Awards
|Date||June 6, 2004|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York|
|Hosted by||Hugh Jackman|
|Most awards||Assassins (5)|
|Most nominations||Wicked (10)|
|Produced by||Ricky Kirshner|
|Directed by||Glenn Weiss|
The 58th Annual Tony Awards were held June 6, 2004 at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on CBS television. Hugh Jackman was the host.
The Awards telecast won the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, and Jackman won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
Wicked was easily the biggest show to open out of all of the nominees (it has not officially closed at all, making it one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history), however it didn't mean success. The revival of Assassins went and won a season-best 5 awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Wicked was even snubbed of the coveted Best Musical prize; that award went to Avenue Q.
Hugh Jackman performed the opening number, "One Night Only" with the "Dynamites" from Hairspray, the "Radio" from Caroline, or Change, and the "Urchins" from Little Shop of Horrors, along with members of the casts of Avenue Q, The Boy from Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Wonderful Town, and Wicked, and the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Tony Bennett performed "Lullaby of Broadway" and Mary J. Blige sang "What I Did for Love" from the Tony Awards Songbook.
Presenters were: Carol Channing, Sean Combs, Taye Diggs, Edie Falco, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Fierstein, Victor Garber, Joel Grey, Ethan Hawke, Anne Heche, Billy Joel, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Jane Krakowski, Peter Krause, Swoosie Kurtz, LL Cool J, Nathan Lane, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Rob Marshall, Anne Meara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dame Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Paquin, Bernadette Peters, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, John Rubenstein, Carole Bayer Sager, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart, Jerry Stiller, Sigourney Weaver, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Renée Zellweger.
Shows that performed were:
Winners are in bold
|Best Play||Best Musical|
|Best Revival of a Play||Best Revival of a Musical|
|Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play|
|Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical|
|Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play||Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play|
|Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical||Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical|
|Best Book of a Musical||Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre|
|Best Scenic Design||Best Costume Design|
|Best Lighting Design||Best Orchestrations|
|Best Direction of a Play||Best Direction of a Musical|
These productions had multiple nominations:
The following productions received multiple awards.