Tommy Tune to get a special lifetime achievement Tony Award

April 2, 2015 5:07 PM

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An awards committee said Thursday that the dancer, choreographer and stage director will receive a special Tony for lifetime achievement in the theater during the June 7 ceremony.

The 6-foot-6-inch song-and-dance man directed such Broadway musicals as "Nine" starring Raul Julia, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "My One and Only" with Twiggy, "Grand Hotel" and "The Will Rogers Follies."

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