This 1964 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on Thornton Wilder’s 1955 play “The Matchmaker” and is the basis for the 1969 film directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, and Michael Crawford.
Dolly, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace seeks a suitable wife. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace’s niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace. Dolly finally realizes that maybe she’d like to marry Horace herself, but only if her late husband will send her a sign - and if Horace himself will have her.
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Actress in a Musical - Carol Channing
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Direction (Musical)
Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Producer (Musical)
Best Author (Musical)
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Charles Nelson Reilly
Outstanding Performance - Ethel Merman
Best Actor in a Musical - Eddie Bracken
Best Revival of a Musical