Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune adds a 10th statuette to his collection this weekend, as he receives a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. Two of those nine honors are for acting (in Seesaw and My One and Only); the rest are for his work behind the scenes as director and choreographer.
One of Tune's landmark productions was Grand Hotel, the 1989 musical by Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston, and Luther Davis. Tune took home a pair of Tonys for his work as artistic visionary and dance master of the production, with his featured actor, the late Michael Jeter, taking home the statue for his rubber-limbed performance as the mortally ill bookkeeper Otto Kringelein.
Watch Jeter (alongside Broadway leading man Brent Barrett) dance Tune's extraordinary choreography to "We'll Take a Glass Together" in one of the greatest performances ever to be seen on a Tony Awards telecast.
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