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|52nd Tony Awards|
|Date||June 7, 1998|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City|
|Hosted by||Rosie O'Donnell|
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held on June 7, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall and was broadcast by CBS television. A documentaries segment was telecast on PBS television. The ceremony was hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, who hosted a total of three times (1997, 1998, and 2000).
This ceremony is notable for its Best Direction of a Play and Best Direction of a Musical winners both being female, the first time a female has won either award. The writer of the Best Play winner was also female, the second female winner of the award.
The Lion King's win made it the first franchise to complete EGOT status.
The opening number was "Broadway Divas", with Rosie O'Donnell and the Chicago dancers introducing: Patti LuPone ("Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita); Jennifer Holliday ("And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls); and Betty Buckley ("Memory" from Cats).
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.