The Tony Awards 1991

The League of American Theatres and Producers and The American Theatre Wing  present the 45th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards

Sunday evening, June 2, 1991

Kevin was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Uncle Louie in Lost In Yonkers. The awards were held at the Minskoff Theatre. The hosts for the live show telecast on CBS were Julie Andrews and Jeremy Irons. Performers and presenters that night were Audrey Hepburn, Raul Julia, Lily Tomlin, Jackie Mason, Tommy Tune, Ann Reinking, Robert Morse, Tyne Daly and James Naughton, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Crawford, Anthony Quinn, Joan Collins, William Hurt, Denzel Washington, Penn & Teller, Topol, and cast members from The Secret Garden, The Will Rogers Follies, Once on This Island, Miss Saigon, and presenting a very special award for Spacey fans, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Guttenberg! A dramatic scene from Lost In Yonkers was scheduled.

Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:

Adam Arkin, I Hate Hamlet; Dylan Baker, La Bête; Stephen Lang, The Speed of Darkness; and Kevin Spacey, Lost In Yonkers.

And the winner is … Kevin Spacey for Lost In Yonkers!

Speech! Speech!

“Thank you very much…Uh, I started my professional career 10 years ago this month and as I look around this room, there are a lot of people who have given me a lot of opportunities in the last 10 years and I want to thank them because without a lot of generosity, this wouldn’t be possible.  Specifically, I would like to thank my manager, Joanne Horowitz, whose talent and taste and guidance have allowed me to do the kind of work that I would like to do and in the way I would like to do it. My agent Kevin Urbane, who’s been with me from the beginning and all the guys at CAA. And Lost in Yonkers, it’s a pleasure to work with this company every night. To our stage managers, Peter Lawerence, Jim Wooley, and Katey Stevens, who make it a joy to come to work every night, to Penny Davis in wardrobe and Kevin O’Brien, who kept me looking snappy every night and, uh, Neil, the last award that I ever got, I was 18 years old and I was at Chatsworth High School in Southern California and I did a monologue from The Gingerbread Lady at the fall drama festival and I won best actor, so thanks again.”