Yes, Cicely Tyson is the oldest winner ever of a Tony — she’s 88 years old although you’d never know it. Many data bases say she’s 79, but it’s not so. We checked it out when Trip to Bountiful opened in April. She looks amazing. I asked her then what was her secret? She said “If you drove a Bentley wouldn’t you put only premium gas in It? I only eat the best things.”
Also the Tony Awards rating were up in the demo and overall audience. Even though basketball beat it, the Tonys held their own quite nicely. Les Moonves should be pleased. He renewed the Tony show deal through 2018. Cicely will be 93.