Jun 14, 2011
The Tony Awards
The official announcement of winners followed at the historic 65th annual Tony Awards presented on Sunday, June 12, 2011 aired on CBS. This year, big changes were in store for the Tonys as the awards show moved from its traditional home at the cavernous Radio City Music Hall to a new venue at Broadway's Beacon Theatre. Like most glittering awards shows by today's standards the Tonys began under humble beginnings when the first Tony Awards ceremony took place in 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Broadway stars, directors and producers would later gather at various other venues over the years (including the Plaza and Astor Hotels) for the annual Tony Awards when in 1967 the show moved to a Broadway theatre - the Shubert - which also marked the first time the awards were broadcast on national television. After three decades on Broadway, the Tonys finally settled at Radio City Music Hall and remained there every year but one between 1997 and 2010.