The Info List - Hal Holbrook

Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (born February 17, 1925) is an American film and stage actor and television director. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed while studying at Denison University, performing as Mark Twain.[1] Holbrook made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's The Group (1966). He later gained international fame for his performance as Deep Throat in the 1976 film All the President's Men. He played Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
in the 1976 miniseries Lincoln. He has also appeared in such films as Julia (1977), The Fog
The Fog
(1980), Creepshow
(1982), Wall Street (1987), The Firm (1993), Hercules (1997), and Men of Honor
Men of Honor
(2000).[2] Holbrook's role as Ron Franz in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007) earned him both Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.[3] Until Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
in 2015, Holbrook was the oldest actor to receive a Best Supporting Actor nomination.[4] In 2009, Holbrook received critical acclaim for his performance as recently retired farmer, Abner Meecham, in the independent film That Evening Sun.[5] In his later career, Holbrook appeared as Francis Preston Blair
Francis Preston Blair
in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), provided his voice as Mayday in the Disney animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) and as Whizzer in Blackway
(2015).[6][7] As a television actor, Holbrook is known for starring in and directing four episodes in Designing Women
Designing Women
as Reese Watson, opposite his wife, Dixie Carter.[1] Later in his career, he has starred in minor roles in Sons of Anarchy, The Event, and Rectify.[8] He has guest-starred in many critically acclaimed television series such as NCIS, The West Wing, The Sopranos, ER, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, and Hawaii Five-0.[9] Holbrook has won five Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award
Tony Award
for his 1966 portrayal of Twain in Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight.[3] In 2003, Holbrook was honored with the National Humanities Medal
National Humanities Medal
by President George W. Bush.[10]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Legacy 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life[edit] Holbrook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen (née Davenport) Holbrook (1905–1987), a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook Sr. (1902–1982).[1] After being abandoned by his parents at age two, he and his two sisters were raised by his paternal grandparents first in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and then in the Cleveland
suburb of Lakewood.[11] He graduated from Culver Military Academy, now part of the Culver Academies, and then from Denison University, where an honors project about Mark Twain
Mark Twain
led him to develop the one-man show for which he is best known, a series of performances called Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight.[12] From 1942-46, Holbrook served in the United States Army
United States Army
in World War II and was stationed in Newfoundland.[13] While stationed in Newfoundland, he performed in theater productions such as the play Madam Precious.[11] Career[edit] Holbrook's first solo performance as Twain was at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954.[14] Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan
saw him and gave Holbrook his first national exposure on The Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan
Show on February 12, 1956.[14] Holbrook was also a member of the Valley Players (1941–1962), a summer-stock theater company based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which performed at Mountain Park Casino Playhouse at Mountain Park.[15] He joined The Lamns in 1955, where he began developing his one-man show.[11] He was a member of the cast for several years and performed Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight as the 1957 season opener.[15] The State Department even sent him on a European tour, which included pioneering appearances behind the Iron Curtain.[11] In 1959, Holbrook first played the role off-Broadway.[14] Columbia Records recorded an LP of excerpts from the show.[2]

Holbrook in The Brighter Day
The Brighter Day
Scene, August 1954

Holbrook performed in a special production for the New York World's Fair (1964, 1965) for the Bell Telephone Pavilion.[16] Jo Mielziner created an innovative audio-visual ride experience and used Holbrook's acting talents on 65 different action screens for "The Ride Of Communications" with the movie itself known as From Drumbeats to Telstar.[16]

Mark Twain
Mark Twain
would serve as an inspiration to Holbrook's early and eventual entire career through his performance as Twain in Mark Twain Tonight[17]

In 1967, Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight was presented on television by CBS
and Xerox, and Holbrook received an Emmy
for his performance.[2] Holbrook's Twain first played on Broadway in 1966, and again in 1977 and 2005; Holbrook was 80 years old during his most recent Broadway run, older (for the first time) than the character he was portraying.[2] Holbrook won a Tony Award
Tony Award
for the performance in 1966.[2] Until Holbrook retired in 2017, aged 92, Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight toured the country, which amounted to over about 2100 performances.[18] He has portrayed Twain longer than Samuel Langhorne Clemens did.[17] In 1964, Holbrook played the role of the Major in the original production of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy.[19] In 1968, he was one of the replacements for Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
in the original Broadway production of Man of La Mancha, although he had limited singing ability.[19] In 1966, Holbrook starred opposite Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
in the acclaimed CBS
Playhouse production of The Glass Menagerie.[20] Holbrook co-starred with Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
in the controversial and acclaimed 1972 television film That Certain Summer.[2] In 1973, Holbrook appeared as Lieutenant Neil Briggs, the boss and rival of Detective Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Magnum Force, an "obsessively neat and prim fanatic" who supports the obliteration of San Francisco's criminals and who is the leader of a rogue group of vigilante officers.[21][22] In 1976, Holbrook won acclaim for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
in a series of television specials based on Carl Sandburg's acclaimed biography.[2] He won a Primetime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the 1970 series The Bold Ones: The Senator.[11] In 1979, he starred with Katharine Ross, Barry Bostwick, and Richard Anderson in the made-for-TV movie Murder by Natural Causes.[1] Holbrook also had a major role on the sitcom Evening Shade
Evening Shade
throughout its entire run.[1] Early in his career, Holbrook worked onstage and in a television soap opera, The Brighter Day.[2] He is also famous for his role as the enigmatic Deep Throat (whose identity was unknown at the time) in the film All the President's Men.[23] Holbrook was the narrator on the Ken Burns
Ken Burns
documentary Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery in 1997.[11] From 1986-89, Holbrook had a recurring role as Reese Watson on Designing Women, opposite his wife Dixie Carter. For a short period between 1988 and 1990, Holbrook directed four episodes of the series.[2] In 1999, Holbrook was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[24] In 2000, Holbrook appeared in Men of Honor, where he portrayed a racist and hypocritical officer who endlessly tries to fail an African-American diver trainee.[25] He appeared in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild (2007) and received an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the 80th Academy Awards.[3] At the time, this rendered Holbrook, at age 82, the oldest nominee in Academy Award history in the Best Supporting Actor category.[3] On December 20, 2007, Holbrook was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in the film.[3] In late August through mid-September 2007, he starred as the narrator in the Hartford Stage production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, a role he had once played on television.[3] In 2003, President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
honored Holbrook with a National Humanities Medal for "charming audiences with the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain
Mark Twain
as Twain's outlook never fails to give Holbrook a good show to put on".[10]

Holbrook in December 2009

Holbrook appeared with wife Dixie Carter
Dixie Carter
in That Evening Sun, filmed in East Tennessee
in the summer of 2008.[5] The film, produced by Dogwood Entertainment,[5] is based on a short story by William Gay. That Evening Sun premiered in March 2009 at South By Southwest, where it received the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and a special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast.[5] Joe Leydon
Joe Leydon
of Variety hailed Hollbrook's performance in the film as a "career-highlight star turn as an irascible octogenarian farmer who will not go gentle into that good night."[5] That Evening Sun also was screened at the 2009 Nashville Film Festival, where Holbrook was honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award, and the film itself received another Audience Award.[26]

President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
and Laura Bush
Laura Bush
pose for a photo with Holbrook (center), a recipient of the National Humanities Medal
National Humanities Medal
in the Oval Office on November 14, 2003

Holbrook appeared as a featured guest star in a 2006 episode of the HBO
series The Sopranos
The Sopranos
and the NCIS episode "Escaped".[2] On April 22, 2010, Holbrook signed on to portray Katey Sagal's character's father on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
for a four-episode arc in their third season, as well as appearing in additional fifth episode in the final season.[27] He also had a multiple-episode arc on The Event, an American television series on NBC, appearing in the 2010–2011 season.[1] In 2011, Holbrook appeared in Water for Elephants.[28] In 2012, Steven Spielberg cast Holbrook to play Francis Preston Blair
Francis Preston Blair
in Lincoln.[6] His recent films are Gus Van Sant's Promised Land (2012),[29] the animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014),[30] and in the minor role as Whizzer in the drama film Blackway
(2016).[7] In 2014, Holbrook was the subject of Scott Teems' documentary Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey depicting Holbrook's long lasting career as portraying Twain.[11] It was premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival that same year.[11] In 2016, Holbrook was cast as Red Hudmore and appeared in the final season of Bones on January 17, 2017.[31] On March 23, 2017, aged 92, he appeared on an episode on Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
playing a retired thoracic surgeon whose wife is a patient, and on Hawaii Five-0 later in the year.[32][33] In September 2017, after six decades of playing the role of Mark Twain, Holbrook announced his retirement from the one-man show Mark Twain Tonight![18] Holbrook indicated that he would like to continue working on movies and television.[18] Personal life[edit] Holbrook has been married three times and has three children. He married a Canadian, Ruby Elaine Johnstone (born August 28, 1923; later known as actress Ruby Holbrook) on September 22, 1945, and they had two children, Victoria Rowe Holbrook and David Vining Holbrook.[2] They divorced in 1965, and on December 28, 1966, he married Carol Eve Rossen. They had one child, Eve Holbrook, and they divorced on June 14, 1983.[2]

Holbrook and Carter at the 41st Primetime Emmy
Awards, 1990

He married actress and singer Dixie Carter
Dixie Carter
on May 27, 1984; the couple remained married until Carter's death from cancer on April 10, 2010 (aged 70).[2] Architect Hoyte Johnson of Atlanta redesigned Carter's Tennessee family home and created an environment that the couple shared with family and friends.[34] Holbrook said the home has the "feel" of the Mark Twain
Mark Twain
House in Hartford, Connecticut, and that there is no other place to which he feels so ideally suited.[34] Holbrook and Carter remained married until her death on April 10, 2010.[35] Holbrook had a recurring role on his wife's hit sitcom Designing Women, appearing in nine episodes between 1986 and 1989 as Carter's on-screen significant other.[2] In 2011, Holbrook's memoir, Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.[36] Holbrook is a converted Christian, though he has occasionally criticized the abuse and politicization of his faith.[37] He is a registered independent, but leans towards the liberal end of the political spectrum.[38] He criticized the Republican Party while Barack Obama
Barack Obama
was in office.[38] In 2016, Holbrook castigated then-Republican-candidate Donald Trump for not having "the maturity to run the country".[14] In 2017, Holbrook again criticized President Trump saying, "We have [Trump] who has been elected president now who is upending and destroying a great many of our American values...he's trying to distort the American dream, which he's doing every hour of the day."[39] Holbrook opposes President Trump's immigration ban while praising the protests against the ban.[39] In October 2016, Holbrook wrote a letter to The New York Times defending both director and actor Nate Parker
Nate Parker
over his 1991 alleged rape of a woman and his film The Birth of a Nation.[40] He urged others to "move on" from Parker's past and to view the film which was "an exceptional piece of artistry and a vital portrait of our American experience".[40] Legacy[edit] The local community of McLemoresville, Tennessee, hometown of his late wife Dixie Carter, constructed the Dixie Theatre for Performing Arts in nearby Huntingdon, Tennessee, which features the Hal Holbrook Auditorium.[34] On June 8, 2017, actor J. G. Hertzler
J. G. Hertzler
announced his candidacy as a U.S. House Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district in the 2018 elections.[41] In his campaign, he plans to act "in the persona of Mark Twain", to present his ideas "through the brilliant humorist for all ages" as a tribute both to Twain and to Holbrook.[42] Upon his retirement from his Mark Twain
Mark Twain
persona, The HuffPost
hailed Holbrook as "the man who has done more to keep Mark Twain
Mark Twain
on people’s minds than anyone else".[43] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref

1966 The Group Gus Leroy


1968 Wild in the Streets Senator Johnny Fergus


1970 The Great White Hope Al Cameron


1972 They Only Kill Their Masters Watkins


1973 Magnum Force[8] Lieutenant Neil Briggs


1974 The Girl from Petrovka Joe


1976 All the President's Men Deep Throat


Midway Commander Joseph Rochefort


1977 Julia Alan


Rituals Harry


1978 Capricorn One Dr. James Kelloway


1979 Natural Enemies Paul Steward


1980 The Fog Father Malone


The Kidnapping of the President President Adam Scott


1982 Creepshow Henry Northrup Segment: "The Crate" [44]

Girls Nite Out Jim MacVey


1983 The Star Chamber Judge Benjamin Caulfield


1987 Wall Street Lou Mannheim


1988 The Unholy Archbishop Mosely


I'll Be Home for Christmas Joseph Bundy


1989 Fletch Lives Hamilton "Ham" Johnson


1993 The Firm Oliver Lambert


1996 Innocent Victims Bob Hennis


1997 Eye of God Sheriff Rogers


Cats Don't Dance Cranston Voice [9]

Hercules Amphitryon Voice [44]

1998 Hush Dr. Franklin Hill


Walking to the Waterline Man on the Beach


1999 The Bachelor Roy O'Dell


2000 Waking the Dead Isaac Green


Men of Honor Mr. Pappy


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Ak – Master Woodsman of the World Voice [9]

2001 The Majestic Congressman Doyle


The Legend of the Three Trees Narrator Voice [44]

2002 Seventh Day Himself Documentary [9]

2003 Country Music: The Spirit of America Narrator IMAX [45]

Shade The Professor


2007 Into the Wild Ron Franz


2008 Killshot Papa


2009 That Evening Sun Abner Meecham


2011 Water for Elephants Old Jacob


Good Day for It Hector


2012 Lincoln Francis Preston Blair


Promised Land Frank Yates


2013 Savannah Judge Harden


2014 Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey Himself Documentary [11]

Planes: Fire & Rescue Mayday Voice [44]

2015 Blackway Whizzer



Year Title Role Notes Ref

1967–2017 Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight[8] Mark Twain TV special [8][18]

1970–1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator Senator Hays Stowe 8 episodes [8]

1972 That Certain Summer Doug Salter TV movie [8]

1973 Pueblo Commander Lloyd M. Bucher TV movie [8]

1974 Carl Sandburg's Lincoln Abraham Lincoln TV miniseries; 6 episodes [8]

1978 The Awakening Land Portius Wheeler TV miniseries; 3 episodes [8]

1979 When Hell Was in Session Commander Jeremiah Denton TV movie [8]

Murder by Natural Causes Arthur Sinclair TV movie [8]

The Legend of the Golden Gun J. R. Swackhammer TV movie [8]

1981 The Killing of Randy Webster John Webster TV movie [44]

1983–1988 Portrait of America Himself 8 episodes [9]

1984 George Washington John Adams TV miniseries; 3 episodes [9]

1985 North and South Abraham Lincoln TV miniseries, 1 episode [9]

1986 Dress Gray General Charles Hedges TV miniseries, 2 episodes [9]

North and South: Book II Abraham Lincoln TV miniseries, 5 episodes [9]

1986–1989 Designing Women Reese Watson 8 episodes [9]

1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim[9] Dr. Andrew McKay TV miniseries, 3 episodes [9]

1989 Day One General George Marshall TV movie [9]

1990–1994 Evening Shade Evan Evans 80 episodes [44]

1998 Beauty Alexander Miller TV movie [9]

2000 The Outer Limits Justice Oliver Harbison 2 episodes [9]

Family Law Judge Richard Lloyd Episode: "One Mistake" [9]

2001–2002 The West Wing Assistant Secretary of State
Assistant Secretary of State
Albie Duncan 2 episodes [9]

2002 Becker Mr. Humphries Episode: "And the Heartbeat Goes On" [9]

2003 Good Morning, Miami Jim Templeton 2 episodes [9]

2005 Hope & Faith Edward Shanowski Episode: "A Room of One's Own" [9]

2006 The Sopranos John Schwinn Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh" [9]

NCIS Mickey Stokes Episode: "Escaped" [9]

2008 ER Walter Perkins 2 episodes [9]

2010; 2014 Sons of Anarchy Nate Madock 5 episodes [9]

2010–2011 The Event James Dempsey 10 episodes [9]

2013 Monday Mornings Dr. Arvin Wayne Episode: "The Legend and the Fall" [9]

Rectify Rutherford Gaines Episode: "Modern Times" [9]

2017 Bones Red Hudmore Episode: "The New Tricks in the Old Dogs" [9]

Grey's Anatomy Dr. Lewis Klatch Episode: "'Till I Hear It from You" [32]

Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Patterson Episode: "Waimaka 'ele'ele" [33]

Awards and nominations[edit] Academy Awards:

(2008) Nominated – Best Supporting Actor / Into the Wild[46]

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards:

(2008) Nominated – Best Supporting Actor / Into the Wild[46]

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:

(2007) Nominated – Best Supporting Actor / Into the Wild[46]

Online Film Critics Society Awards:

(2008) Nominated – Best Supporting Actor / Into the Wild[46]

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

(2008) Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role / Into the Wild[46]

Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

(1967) Nominated – Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight![46] (1971) Nominated – A Clear and Present Danger[46] (1973) Nominated – That Certain Summer[46] (1974) Won – Pueblo[46] (1976) Won – Sandburg's Lincoln[46] (1978) Nominated – The Awakening Land[46] (1969) Nominated – The Whole World is Watching[46]

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special:

(1978) Nominated – Our Town[46]

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

(1971) Won – The Bold Ones: The Senator[46]

Outstanding Informational Series:

(1988) Nominated – Portrait of America (segment: New York City)[46]

Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming:

(1989) Won – Portrait of America (segment: Alaska)[46]

Actor of the Year (Retired category)

(1974) Won – Pueblo[46]

Tony Awards:

(1966) Won – Best Actor in a Play / Mark Twain
Mark Twain


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Further reading[edit]

Holbrook, Hal (1959). Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Tonight: An Actor's Portrait. New York: Ives Washburn.  Young, Jordan R. (1989). Acting solo: the art of one-man shows. Beverly Hills: Moonstone Press. ISBN 978-0-940410-85-5.  Holbrook, Hal (2011). Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-1-4299-6901-7. 

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Awards for Hal Holbrook

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Primetime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown

v t e

Primetime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

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