Based the T.S. Eliot’s 1939 collection of poems, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this 1983 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
It is the night of the Jellicle Ball, during which Old Deuteronomy will select the cat to go to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn to a new Jellicle life. Over the course of the evening, the cats of the tribe step forward to introduce themselves and audition for the chance to be selected.
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Betty Buckley
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Harry Groener
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Stephen Hanan
Best Scenic Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Betty Buckley
Best Cast Show Album