Project Description

The Tony Awards (2000)

Sponsor and content news provider for 54th Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on June 4, 2000 and broadcast by CBS..  Hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, with special guest Nathan Lane.

The opening number was “A Tony Opening”, performed by Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Krakowski, Jesse L. Martin, and Megan Mullally.

Production numbers from musicals included Contact, Boyd Gaines and the Girl in the Yellow Dress, Deborah Yates; Kiss Me, Kate, “Too Darn Hot”; Jesus Christ Superstar, “Superstar” and “Gethsemane”; The Music Man, Craig Bierko in “Seventy-Six Trombones” ; The Wild Party, medley from Mandy Patinkin, Eartha Kitt and Toni Collette; Swing!, medley from company and Ann Hampton Callaway and Laura Benanti; and James Joyce’s The Dead, “Parnell’s Plight.”

As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com.  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet.  What started in 1989 as a service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in 1993, and shortly after this,  the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed.