21st Annual Tony Awards

Broadcast: March 26, 1967 (ABC)

Kander, Streisand, Ebb and Prince at Tony Awards

Above: John Kander, Streisand, Fred Ebb and Hal Prince pose at the 1967 Tony Awards.

This was the first televised broadcast of the Tony Awards, which were held at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. The hosts were Mary Martin and Robert Preston.

Other presenters that evening were: Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Marge and Gower Champion, Kirk Douglas, John Forsythe, Jill Haworth, Angela Lansbury, Mayor John V. Lindsay, David Merrick, Zero Mostel, Lynn Redgrave, Lee Remick, and Barbra Streisand.

Barbra presented the big award: “Best Musical.” Competing for the award in 1967 were Cabaret, I Do! I Do!, The Apple Tree, and Walking Happy.

Mary Martin introduced Barbra: “There are those people who are so very special with that special kind of magic that one really can't find anything more to say about them. They just are. And the audience know it. Who else could that be but ... Barbra Streisand.”

Streisand presented the award to Cabaret.

Barbra attended the awards with husband Elliott Gould and was captured by photographers mingling with the other stars after the show.

Below, left to right: Streisand says hello to Kirk Douglas; the 1967 Tony Playbill; Streisand rehearses her speech before the show; Streisand and Gould at their Tony Award table; a page from the Playbill that lists the nominated musicals for the year.

Tony Awards with Streisand, Gould, Kirk Douglas

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