06/09/2010 06:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tony! Tony! Tony! (PHOTOS)

Compiled by Barbara Bergeron and Ken Benson

A fresh crop of Tony winners will claim medallions on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall. This year's honorees started their Tony travels on May 4, with an announcement from the stage of the Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Of course, it's an honor just to be nominated. Actors say it all the time -- sometimes even with conviction. But a picture is worth a thousand protestations, as this NYPL gallery of Kenn Duncan photographs of Tony nominees and winners past and present makes clear. Duncan (1921-1986) is renowned for capturing the glamour and pizzazz of luminaries of the stage and dance; his photographic archive is one of the treasures of LPA's Billy Rose Theatre Division.


Selections culled from Divas! The Fabulous Photography of Kenn Duncan & the Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive.