6th Tony Awards
DateMarch 30, 1952
LocationWaldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted byDean Martin
Television/radio coverage
Mutual Network
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The 6th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom, on March 30, 1952.[1] It was broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in Broadway theatre.


The presenter was Helen Hayes.

Performers were Odette Myrtil with her son[2] Roger Adams; and Victor Borge.

Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Award winners

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Award Winner
Outstanding Play The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog (playwright), The Playwrights Company (producer)
Outstanding Musical The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics), Richard Rodgers (music), Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (producers)


Award Winner
Best Actor-Play Jose Ferrer, The Shrike
Best Actress-Play Julie Harris, I Am a Camera
Best Actor-Musical Phil Silvers, Top Banana
Best Actress-Musical Gertrude Lawrence, The King and I
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor John Cromwell, Point of No Return
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress Marian Winters, I Am a Camera
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actor Yul Brynner, The King and I
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actress Helen Gallagher, Pal Joey


Award Winner
Outstanding Director José Ferrer for The Shrike, The Fourposter
Scenic Designer Jo Mielziner for The King and I
Costume Designer Irene Sharaff for The King and I
Outstanding Choreographer Robert Alton for Pal Joey
Conductor and Musical Director Max Meth for Pal Joey
Stage Technician Peter Feller (master carpenter) for Call Me Madam

Special awards

Multiple nominations and awards

The following productions received multiple awards.