7th Tony Awards
DateMarch 29, 1953
LocationWaldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York City, New York
Hosted byFaye Emerson
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNational Broadcasting Company radio
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The 7th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Starlight Ballroom on March 29, 1953. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in Broadway theatre. The event was broadcast on radio by the National Broadcasting Company. The presenter was Faye Emerson. Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.

Award winners



Award Winner
Outstanding Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.
Outstanding Musical Wonderful Town. Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Produced by Robert Fryer.


Award Winner
Distinguished Dramatic Actor Tom Ewell, The Seven Year Itch
Distinguished Dramatic Actress Shirley Booth, The Time of the Cuckoo
Distinguished Musical Actor Thomas Mitchell, Hazel Flagg
Distinguished Musical Actress Rosalind Russell, Wonderful Town
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor John Williams, Dial M for Murder
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress Beatrice Straight, The Crucible
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actor Hiram Sherman, Two's Company
Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical Actress Sheila Bond, Wish You Were Here


Award Winner
Director Joshua Logan, Picnic
Scenic Designer Raoul Pene Du Bois, Wonderful Town
Costume Designer Miles White, Hazel Flagg
Choreographer Donald Saddler, Wonderful Town
Conductor and Musical Director Lehman Engel, Wonderful Town and Gilbert and Sullivan Season
Tony Award for Best Stage Technician Abe Kurnit, Wish You Were Here

Special awards

Multiple nominations and awards

The following productions received multiple awards.


  1. ^ "1953 Tony Awards" infoplease.com, accessed June 21, 2012