This ongoing segment begins with the best song from each of the musicals that won the Tony Award “Best Winning Musical.” The Tony Awards began in 1949, and this specific award has been presented every year since. This week, I will feature the first five shows to ever receive this prestigious award.
1949: Kiss Me Kate: Always True to You (In My Fashion)
- This iconic musical is the first ever recipient of this coveted award! Miss Me Kate was composed by the legendary Cole Porter. Always True to You is a musical theater standard song sung by the character Lois/Bianca. It was far ahead of its time in how it portrayed women, but it definitely still holds up today. This upbeat song can put a smile on anyone’s face over 70 years after its inception.