Al Pacino and Julie Harris won Tony Awards Sunday night as best dramatic action and actress of the Broadway season, and "Annie" was named best musical and carried away a half-dozen other awards.
Pacino won for his role in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and Harris for her portrayal of poet Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst."
The "Shadow Box", written by Michael Cristofer and the recent winner of a Pultizer Prizer, was judged the best play of the just-ended season, and its director, Gordon Davidson, took the award for best director of a drama.
Comedienne Lily Tomlin won a special award for her one-woman show "Lily Tomlin - Appearing Nitely." The Tomlin show, cited in a special award because judges couldn't fit it into a regular category, was praised as "theater which springs from ttrue observation and a genuine sense of caring."
Dorothy Loudon, the mean orphanage-keeper in the smash hit "Annie," edged out her 13-year-old costar, Andrea mcCardle, for best actress in a musical.
"Annie," the evening's big winner, also picked up awards for best book and best score of a musical, best scenic design and best choreography, and shared the award for best costumes with "The Cherry Orchard."
Barry Bostwick was the winner as the best actor in a musical category, and Jonathon Price of "Comedians" was named best featured actor in a drama. Trazana Beverly won the award for top featured actress in a drama for her role in "For Colored Girls."
Lenny Baker was named best featured actor in a musical for his part in "I love My Wife," and Delores Hall of "Your Arms Too Short To Box With God" took the award for best featured actress in a musical.
The Houston Geand Opera Production of "Porgy and Bess" won a Tony for the most innovative revival, beating out Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" and "Guys and Dolls."
The best musical director award went to Gene Saks for "I love My Wife."
Pacino, who is better known for his roles in such films as "The God father," "Dog Day Afternoon and "Serpico," said, "The theater gave me a chance to be in movies and movies gave me a chance to come back to the theater. I'm grateful to both of them."