What “Hello, Dolly!” star Carol Channing said about beating “Funny Girl” Barbra Streisand out for Tony Award
Had somehow forgotten about a short but sweet joint interview I did with Carol Channing and Tommy Tune at the Actors Fund LA Tony Awards party in 2008.
Here’s my favorite part:
Greg: When you won for “Hello Dolly,” was that one of the greatest nights for you?
Carol: When you’re up for an award, you get a case of the willies. It won for best sets and best prchestration and now they’re not gonna give it to me at the end? You get very nervous about it. You can’t lose or else it will look like everyone else won for the show in spite of me. But I could have lost it because Barbra Streisand was up at the same time.”
Greg: But you beat her!
Carol: We don’t mention that whenever she’s anywhere near.