First-Ever Tony Award Winner June Lockhart Visits KCAL9

STUDIO CITY ( — June Lockhart stopped by KCAL9 on Thursday to discuss the 67th Annual Tony Awards and the 17th Annual Tony Awards Party presented by the Actors Fund.

June Lockhart was the first-ever Tony Award winner. She made her professional debut at age 8, playing Mimsey in a Metropolitan Opera production of Peter Ibbetson. Lockhart made her screen debut in MGM’s version of “A Christmas Carol”, playing the daughter of stars Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart. She then went on to play the ingénue in the Broadway comedy “For Love or Money” with John Loder, winning the Tony in the category of Best Newcomer.

The 17th Annual Tony Awards Party will be held on June 9 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex hosted by Broadway Icon, Tommy Tune. The evening begins at 3:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and the live Tony broadcast.

For more information about the event and information on how to buy tickets, click here.

The 67th Annual Tony Awards airs Sunday, June 9, on CBS2 at 8 p.m.


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