|5th Tony Awards|
|Date||March 25, 1951|
New York City, New York
|Hosted by||James Sauter|
The 5th Annual Tony Awards were held on March 25, 1951, at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom and broadcast on radio station WOR and the Mutual Network. The Master of Ceremonies was James Sauter and the presenters were Mrs. Martin Beck and Ilka Chase.
Music was by Meyer Davis and his Orchestra.
Nominees are not shown
|Best Play||The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams. Produced by Cheryl Crawford.|
|Best Musical||Guys and Dolls. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Produced by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin.|
|Best Director||George S. Kaufman, Guys and Dolls|
|Choreographer||Michael Kidd, Guys and Dolls|
|Costume Designer||Miles White, Bless You All|
|Scenic Designer||Boris Aronson, The Rose Tattoo; The Country Girl; Season In The Sun|
|Tony Award for Outstanding Musical Score||Irving Berlin, Call Me Madam|
|Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director||Lehman Engel, The Consul|
|Tony Award for Stage Technician||Richard Raven, master electrician, The Autumn Garden|
- Ruth Green, for her services as a volunteer in arranging reservation and seating for the five Tony Awards.
- 1951 Tony Awards" infoplease.com, accessed June 21, 2012