|32nd Tony Awards|
|Date||June 4, 1978|
|Location||Shubert Theatre, New York City, New York|
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS television on June 4, 1978, from the Shubert Theatre in New York City. This was the first time that CBS broadcast the ceremony, which had previously been shown on the ABC television network.
Presenters were Ed Asner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carol Channing, Bonnie Franklin, Robert Guillaume, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Linda Lavin, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Roy Scheider and Dick Van Patten.
Bonnie Franklin introduced each segment from her seat in the audience. Bob Hope presented the "Lawrence Langer" Special Award to Irving Berlin, who was not present at the ceremony. The theme of the ceremony was "footlights", with each presenter telling of the first time they saw live theatre.
Winners are in bold
|Best Play||Best Musical|
|Most Innovative Production of a Revival||Best Book 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 Direction of a Play||Best Direction of a Musical|
|Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre||Best Choreography|
|Best Scenic Design||Best Costume Design|
|Best Lighting Design|
These productions had multiple nominations:
The following productions received multiple awards.