Antoinette Perry (1888-1946)

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Original Pub. Date: Apr. 25, 2017. Last Update: Apr. 25, 2017.

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Antoinette Perry (1888-1946)

On Apr. 6, 1947 the first Tony Awards (Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Broadway Theatre), named in honor of Denver, Colo.-born Am. Theatre Wing co-founder Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry (1888-1946) are presented by the Am. Theatre Wing and the Broadway League at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, becoming the highest U.S. theater honor, the New York City version of the Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars (EGOT), and the equivalent of the Laurence Olivier Award in the U.K., and the Moliere Award in France; theaters must have 500+ seats to be considered; by 2010 only 40 theaters make the list.

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