The Tony Awards provide a national showcase and public record of performances that are otherwise local and fleeting, and the most memorable numbers from Broadway musicals on the Tonys can echo in theater history for decades to come. But which are the best of the best? We've surveyed every televised number from a nominated musical or musical revival since the very first Tony telecast in 1967 to create this list of the all-time top 35. We're limiting ourselves to Tony-nominated Broadway musicals in the years they were nominated; that means no special material, musical guests, opening medleys or the like. But do expect plenty of thrilling music, go-for-broke dance numbers and dazzling Broadway divas. Without further ado—and accepting the possibility that some of your favorite Broadway shows may not have made the cut—prepare to be razzle-dazzled by the greatest of the Great White Way.
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