Twilight Time Takes on a Tony Tone

Twilight Time Takes on a Tony Tone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 2nd 2018

Cheers and good-luck wishes go to today’s recipients of 2018 Tony® Award nominations for excellence on the Broadway stage. Three prominent contenders, all previous winners, belong to the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray acting company: Nathan Lane (Angels in America), part of the colorful ensemble of Nicholas Nickleby (2002); Diana Rigg (My Fair Lady), the seductive co-star of both The Hospital (1971) and Theatre of Blood (1973); and the great Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh), who plays private eye “Easy” Rawlins in the period mystery Devil in a Blue Dress (1995).

Among the other TT titles boasting the work of artists who have taken home Tony medallions are:

Alexander the Great (1956): Richard Burton (Camelot); Fredric March (Years Ago, Long Day’s Journey into Night)

Alice (1990): Blythe Danner (Butterflies Are Free); Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross); Bernadette Peters (Song & Dance, Annie Get Your Gun); Gwen Verdon (Can-Can, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, Redhead)

Anastasia (1956): Ingrid Bergman (Joan of Lorraine); Yul Brynner (The King and I); Helen Hayes (Happy Birthday, Time Remembered); Martita Hunt (The Madwoman of Chaillot)

Another Woman (1988): Blythe Danner; Betty Buckley (Cats)

Auto Focus (2002): Ron Leibman (Angels in America, in the role of Roy Cohn for which Nathan Lane is now a nominee)

Bobby Deerfield (1977): Al Pacino (Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel)

The Boston Strangler (1968): Leora Dana (The Last of Mrs. Lincoln); Henry Fonda (Mister Roberts); Carole Shelley (The Elephant Man)

The Chase (1966): director Arthur Penn (The Miracle Worker)

Comes a Horseman (1978): George Grizzard (A Delicate Balance); Jason Robards (The Disenchanted)

Doctor Dolittle (1967): Rex Harrison (Anne of the Thousand Days, My Fair Lady)

Don’t Bother to Knock (1952): Anne Bancroft (Two for the Seesaw, The Miracle Worker)

Dragonwyck (1946) and Forever Amber (1947): Anne Revere (Toys in the Attic); Jessica Tandy (A Streetcar Named Desire, Foxfire, The Gin Game)

The Fantasticks (1995/2000): Joel Grey (Cabaret); Barnard Hughes (Da)

The Fortune (1975): Stockard Channing (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), director Mike Nichols (10 Tonys® for directing and producing plays and musicals between 1964 and 2012)

The Fortune Cookie (1966): Walter Matthau (A Shot in the Dark, The Odd Couple)

The Front (1976): Zero Mostel (Rhinoceros, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof)

Garden of Evil (1954): Rita Moreno (The Ritz)

Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976): Charles Durning (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Hawaii (1966): John Cullum (Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century); George Rose (My Fair Lady, The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

The Hospital (1971): Lenny Baker (I Love My Wife); Barnard Hughes; Frances Sternhagen (The Good Doctor, The Heiress)

Hour of the Gun (1967): Jason Robards

How to Steal a Million (1966): Audrey Hepburn (Ondine); Eli Wallach (The Rose Tattoo)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967): Robert Morse (How to Succeed…, Tru)

[Tom Sawyer (1973)]/Huckleberry Finn (1974): David Wayne (Finian’s Rainbow, The Teahouse of the August Moon)

Husbands and Wives (1992): Blythe Danner

The Incident (1967): Thelma Ritter (New Girl in Town)

Interiors (1978): Maureen Stapleton (The Rose Tattoo, The Gingerbread Lady)

Julia (1977): John Glover (Love! Valor! Compassion!); Hal Holbrook (Mark Twain Tonight!); Vanessa Redgrave (Long Day’s Journey into Night); Jason Robards

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944): Roddy McDowall (The Fighting Cock); Thomas Mitchell (Hazel Flagg); Anne Revere

Kings Go Forth (1958): Leora Dana

[Tony Rome (1967)]/Lady in Cement (1968): Martin Gabel (Big Fish, Little Fish)

The Last Detail (1973): Michael Moriarty (Find Your Way Home)

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953): Jose Ferrér (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Shrike, The Fourposter, Stalag 17)

A Month in the Country (1987): Natasha Richardson (Cabaret)

Moscow on the Hudson (1984): Cleavant Derricks (Dreamgirls)

My Cousin Rachel (1952): Richard Burton

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976, coming in three weeks): Lenny Baker

Nicholas Nickleby (2002): Alan Cumming (Cabaret); Christopher Plummer (Cyrano, Barrymore)

The Night of the Generals (1967): Christopher Plummer

Our Man in Havana (1959): Alec Guinness (Dylan); Paul Rogers (The Homecoming)

The Panic in Needle Park (1971): Al Pacino

Peyton Place (1957): Arthur Kennedy (Death of a Salesman)

A Prayer for the Dying (1987): Alan Bates (Butley, Fortune’s Fool)

Pretty Poison (1968): John Randolph (Broadway Bound)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969): Maggie Smith (Lettice and Lovage)

Rapture (1965): Melvyn Douglas (The Best Man)

Sayonara (1957): director Joshua Logan (Mister Roberts, South Pacific, Picnic)

Scorpio (1973): Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons)

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967): Jason Robards

Stanley & Iris (1990): Swoosie Kurtz (Fifth of July, The House of Blue Leaves)

State Fair (1962): Tom Ewell (The Seven Year Itch); director Jose Ferrér

The Stone Killer (1973): Martin Balsam (You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running)

Theatre of Blood (1973): Joan Hickson (Bedroom Farce)

The Train (1964): Paul Scofield

Two for the Road (1967): Audrey Hepburn

The Vanishing (1993): George Hearn (La Cage Aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard)

Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978): Michael Moriarty

The World of Henry Orient (1964): Tom Bosley (Fiorello!); Angela Lansbury (Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Blithe Spirit)

The Young Lions (1958): Liliane Montevecchi (Nine)

Zelig (1983): Mary Louise Wilson (Grey Gardens)

This year’s prize ceremonies will take place on Sunday June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, where several of the above-listed titles premiered in their day on that venerable venue’s huge screen. They’re available on TT hi-def Blu-ray at eitherwww.twilighttimemovies.comor www.screenarchives.com.