The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

Category: Documentary
The Great White Way comes into your living room via this disc of rare performances from some of Broadway's brightest luminaries. Culled from clips from the Tony Awards shows, this unique collection features acting powerhouses James Earl Jones, Annette Bening, Joan Allen, Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise and Maggie Smith, among others, performing works by such playwrights as August Wilson, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein and more.

Status: Released
Release date: 2006-05-02
Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Production Company : Acorn Media Enterprises
Production Country: United States of America


James Earl Jones
as Jack Jefferson (segment "The Great White Hope") / Troy Maxson (segment "Fences")
Jane Alexander
as Eleanor Bachman (segment "The Great White Hope") / Sara Goode (segment "The Sisters Rosensweig")
Gary Sinise
as Randle P. McMurphy (segment "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
Amy Morton
as Nurse Ratched (segment "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
Tim Sampson
as Chief Bromden (segment "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
Maggie Smith
as Lettice Douffet (segment "Lettice and Lovage")
Margaret Tyzack
as Lotte Schoen (segment "Lettice and Lovage")
John Lithgow
as René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly")
BD Wong
as Song Liling (segment "M. Butterfly")
Sam Waterston
as John Honeyman (segment "A Walk in the Woods")
Robert Prosky
as Andrey Botvinnik (segment "A Walk in the Woods")
Annette Bening
as Holly Dancer (segment "Coastal Disturbances")
Tim Daly
as Leo Hart (segment "Coastal Disturbances")
Madeline Kahn
as Gorgeous Teitelbaum (segment "The Sisters Rosensweig")
Robert Klein
as Mervyn Kant (segment "The Sisters Rosensweig")
Art Carney
as Andy Tracey (segment "Lovers")
Anna Manahan
as Hanna (segment "Lovers")
Joan Allen
as Heidi Holland (segment "The Heidi Chronicles")
Peter Friedman
as Scoop Rosenbaum (segment "The Heidi Chronicles")
Linda Lavin
as Marjorie (segment "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife")
Michele Lee
as Lee (segment "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife")
Tony Roberts
as Ira (segment "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife")
Joe Mantegna
as Bobby Gould (segment "Speed-the-Plow")
Ron Silver
as Charlie Fox (segment "Speed-the-Plow")
Philip Bosco
as Saunders (segment "Lend Me a Tenor")
Victor Garber
as Max (segment "Lend Me a Tenor")
Charles S. Dutton
as Boy Willie (segment "The Piano Lesson")
Rocky Carroll
as Lymon (segment "The Piano Lesson")
Carl Gordon
as Doaker (segment "The Piano Lesson")
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Berniece (segment "The Piano Lesson")
Courtney B. Vance
as Corey (segment "Fences")
Brian Stokes Mitchell
as King (segment "King Hedley II")
Viola Davis
as Tonya (segment "King Hedley II")
Delroy Lindo
as Herald Loomis (segment "Joe Turner's Come and Gone")
Ed Hall
as Bynum Walker (segment "Joe Turner's Come and Gone")
Mel Winkler
as Seth Holly (segment "Joe Turner's Come and Gone")
Kevin Kline
as Hamlet (segment "Hamlet")
Len Cariou
as James Tyrone (segment "Long Day's Journey Into Night")
Morgan Freeman
as Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
Harvey Fierstein
as Host
Steven Hecht Executive Producer

Steven Hecht Writer

Christopher A. Cohen Director

Christopher A. Cohen Executive Producer
Sharon Radcliffe Associate Producer

Jay Stollman Music
Jay Stollman Music Supervisor
Michael Terry Music

Anita Robertson Editor

Emily Scheible Production Assistant
Brian Currie Production Assistant
Susan Fraser Researcher

Ashley Malcolm Music Supervision Assistant
Chris Denman Music Editor

Robert Fredette Graphic Designer © 2020

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