by Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
A musical based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum.
PT Barnum is in the circus business despite his wife's wishes, working with talents such as the oldest woman alive, Joice Heth, the tiny Tom Thumb and the famous Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind, with whom he falls in love. In the end, he returns to his wife and joins with another circus owner, James Anthony Bailey, to form the Barnum and Bailey circus.
Best Actor in a Musical - Jim Dale
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Glenn Close
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jim Dale
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design