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The Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical is awarded to the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. The award has been given since 1948, but the nominees who did not win have only been publicly announced since 1956.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Winners and nominees

2.1 1940s 2.2 1950s 2.3 1960s 2.4 1970s 2.5 1980s 2.6 1990s 2.7 2000s 2.8 2010s

3 Multiple wins 4 Multiple nominations 5 Multiple character wins 6 Multiple character nominations 7 Musicals with multiple lead nominations 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The award was not presented in 1947 or 1985.[2] Ken Mandelbaum wrote about the 1985 season: "Things get bad enough musically to require the elimination of the Best Musical Actor and Actress categories, as well as the choreography prize."[3] There have been three ties in this category, in 1958, 1962 and 1968.[4] Winners and nominees[edit]   indicates the winner 1940s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1947 1st Tony Awards N/A

1948 2nd Tony Awards

Grace Hartman Angel in the Wings Nettie / Mrs. Blodgett / Ruth / Mrs. Hutchinson

1949 3rd Tony Awards

Nanette Fabray Love Life Susan Cooper

1950s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1950 4th Tony Awards

Mary Martin South Pacific Ensign Nellie Forbush

1951 5th Tony Awards

Ethel Merman Call Me Madam Sally Adams

1952 6th Tony Awards

Gertrude Lawrence The King and I Anna Leonowens

1953 7th Tony Awards

Rosalind Russell Wonderful Town Ruth Sherwood

1954 8th Tony Awards

Dolores Gray Carnival in Flanders Cornelia

1955 9th Tony Awards

Mary Martin Peter Pan Peter Pan

1956 10th Tony Awards

Gwen Verdon Damn Yankees Lola

Carol Channing The Vamp Flora Weems

Nancy Walker Phoenix '55 Various Characters

1957 11th Tony Awards

Judy Holliday Bells Are Ringing Ella Peterson

Julie Andrews My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle

Ethel Merman Happy Hunting Liz Livingstone

1958 12th Tony Awards

Thelma Ritter New Girl in Town Marthy Owen

Gwen Verdon Anna Christopherson

Lena Horne Jamaica Savannah

Beatrice Lillie Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1957 Various Characters

1959 13th Tony Awards

Gwen Verdon Redhead Essie Whimple

Miyoshi Umeki Flower Drum Song Mei-Li

1960s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1960 14th Tony Awards

Mary Martin The Sound of Music Maria von Trapp

Carol Burnett Once Upon a Mattress Princess Winnifred

Dolores Gray Destry Rides Again Frenchy

Eileen Herlie Take Me Along Lily Miller

Ethel Merman Gypsy Mama Rose

1961 15th Tony Awards

Elizabeth Seal Irma La Douce Irma La Douce

Julie Andrews Camelot Guenevere

Carol Channing Show Girl Various Characters

Nancy Walker Do Re Mi Kay Cram

1962 16th Tony Awards

Anna Maria Alberghetti Carnival! Lili Daurier

Diahann Carroll No Strings Barbara Woodruff

Molly Picon Milk and Honey Clara Weiss

Elaine Stritch Sail Away Mimi Paragon

1963 17th Tony Awards

Vivien Leigh Tovarich Tatiana

Georgia Brown Oliver! Nancy

Nanette Fabray Mr. President Nell Henderson

Sally Ann Howes Brigadoon Fiona MacLaren

1964 18th Tony Awards

Carol Channing Hello, Dolly! Dolly Gallagher Levi

Beatrice Lillie High Spirits Madame Arcati

Barbra Streisand Funny Girl Fanny Brice

Inga Swenson 110 in the Shade Lizzie Curry

1965 19th Tony Awards

Liza Minnelli Flora the Red Menace Flora Mezaros

Elizabeth Allen Do I Hear a Waltz? Leona Samish

Nancy Dussault Bajour Emily Kirsten

Inga Swenson Baker Street Irene Adler

1966 20th Tony Awards

Angela Lansbury Mame Mame Dennis

Barbara Harris On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Daisy Gamble / Melinda Wells

Julie Harris Skyscraper Georgina Allerton

Gwen Verdon Sweet Charity Charity Hope Valentine

1967 21st Tony Awards

Barbara Harris The Apple Tree Eve / Princess Barbara / Ella and Passionella

Lotte Lenya Cabaret Fraulein Schneider

Mary Martin I Do! I Do! She (Agnes)

Louise Troy Walking Happy Maggie Hobson

1968 22nd Tony Awards

Patricia Routledge Darling of the Day Alice Challice

Leslie Uggams Hallelujah, Baby! Georgina

Melina Mercouri Illya Darling Illya

Brenda Vaccaro How Now, Dow Jones Cynthia Pike

1969 23rd Tony Awards

Angela Lansbury Dear World Countess Aurelia

Maria Karnilova Zorba Madame Hortense

Dorothy Loudon The Fig Leaves Are Falling Lillian Stone

Jill O'Hara Promises, Promises Fran Kubelik

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1970 24th Tony Awards

Lauren Bacall Applause Margo Channing

Katharine Hepburn Coco Coco Chanel

Dilys Watling Georgy Georgina "Georgy" Parkin

1971 25th Tony Awards

Helen Gallagher No, No, Nanette Lucille Early

Sandy Duncan The Boy Friend Maisie

Susan Browning Company April

Elaine Stritch Joanne

1972 26th Tony Awards

Alexis Smith Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone

Jonelle Allen Two Gentlemen of Verona Silvia

Dorothy Collins Follies Sally Durant Plummer

Mildred Natwick 70, Girls, 70 Ida Dodd

1973 27th Tony Awards

Glynis Johns A Little Night Music Desiree Armfeldt

Leland Palmer Pippin Fastrada

Debbie Reynolds Irene Irene O'Dare

Marcia Rodd Shelter Maud

1974 28th Tony Awards

Virginia Capers Raisin Lena Younger

Carol Channing Lorelei Lorelei Lee

Michele Lee Seesaw Gittel Mosca

1975 29th Tony Awards

Angela Lansbury Gypsy Mama Rose

Lola Falana Doctor Jazz Edna Mae Sheridan

Bernadette Peters Mack & Mabel Mabel Normand

Ann Reinking Goodtime Charley Joan of Arc

1976 30th Tony Awards

Donna McKechnie A Chorus Line Cassie Ferguson

Vivian Reed Bubbling Brown Sugar Marsha / Young Irene

Chita Rivera Chicago Velma Kelly

Gwen Verdon Roxie Hart

1977 31st Tony Awards

Dorothy Loudon Annie Miss Hannigan

Clamma Dale Porgy and Bess Bess

Ernestine Jackson Guys and Dolls Sarah Brown

Andrea McArdle Annie Annie

1978 32nd Tony Awards

Liza Minnelli The Act Michelle Craig

Madeline Kahn On the Twentieth Century Lily Garland / Mildred Plotka

Eartha Kitt Timbuktu! Shaleem La Lume

Frances Sternhagen Angel Eliza Gant

1979 33rd Tony Awards

Angela Lansbury Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett

Tovah Feldshuh Sarava Flor

Dorothy Loudon Ballroom Bea Asher

Alexis Smith Platinum Lila Halliday

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1980 34th Tony Awards

Patti LuPone Evita Eva Perón

Christine Andreas Oklahoma! Laurey Williams

Sandy Duncan Peter Pan Peter Pan

Ann Miller Sugar Babies Ann

1981 35th Tony Awards

Lauren Bacall Woman of the Year Tess Harding

Meg Bussert Brigadoon Fiona MacLaren

Chita Rivera Bring Back Birdie Rosie Alvarez

Linda Ronstadt The Pirates of Penzance Mabel

1982 36th Tony Awards

Jennifer Holliday Dreamgirls Effie White

Lisa Mordente Marlowe Emelia Bossano

Mary Gordon Murray Little Me Belle Poitrine

Sheryl Lee Ralph Dreamgirls Deena Jones

1983 37th Tony Awards

Natalia Makarova On Your Toes Vera Barnova

Lonette McKee Show Boat Julie LaVerne

Chita Rivera Merlin The Queen

Twiggy My One and Only Edith Herbert

1984 38th Tony Awards

Chita Rivera The Rink Anna

Rhetta Hughes Amen Corner Sister Margaret Alexander

Liza Minnelli The Rink Angel

Bernadette Peters Sunday in the Park with George Dot / Marie

1985 39th Tony Awards N/A

1986 40th Tony Awards

Bernadette Peters Song and Dance Emma

Debbie Allen Sweet Charity Charity Hope Valentine

Cleo Laine The Mystery of Edwin Drood Angela Prysock / The Princess Puffer

Chita Rivera Jerry's Girls Various Characters

1987 41st Tony Awards

Maryann Plunkett Me and My Girl Sally Smith

Catherine Cox Oh, Coward! Various Characters

Teresa Stratas Rags Rebecca Hershkowitz

1988 42nd Tony Awards

Joanna Gleason Into the Woods The Baker's Wife

Alison Fraser Romance/Romance Josefine Weninger / Monica

Judy Kuhn Chess Florence Vassy

Patti LuPone Anything Goes Reno Sweeney

1989 43rd Tony Awards

Ruth Brown Black and Blue Various Characters

Charlotte d'Amboise Jerome Robbins' Broadway Anita / Peter Pan
Peter Pan
/ Company

Linda Hopkins Black and Blue Various Characters

Sharon McNight (it) Starmites Diva / Mother

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

1990 44th Tony Awards

Tyne Daly Gypsy Mama Rose

Georgia Brown The Threepenny Opera Celia Peachum

Beth Fowler Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett

Liliane Montevecchi Grand Hotel Elizaveta Grushinskaya

1991 45th Tony Awards

Lea Salonga Miss Saigon Kim

June Angela Shōgun: The Musical Lady Mariko

Dee Hoty The Will Rogers Follies Betty Blake

Cathy Rigby Peter Pan Peter Pan

1992 46th Tony Awards

Faith Prince Guys and Dolls Miss Adelaide

Jodi Benson Crazy for You Polly Baker

Josie de Guzman Guys and Dolls Sarah Brown

Sophie Hayden The Most Happy Fella Rosabella

1993 47th Tony Awards

Chita Rivera Kiss of the Spider Woman Aurora / Spider Woman

Ann Crumb Anna Karenina Anna Karenina

Stephanie Lawrence Blood Brothers Mrs. Johnstone

Bernadette Peters The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden

1994 48th Tony Awards

Donna Murphy Passion Fosca

Susan Egan Beauty and the Beast Belle

Dee Hoty The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public Mona Stangley

Judy Kuhn She Loves Me Amalia Balash

1995 49th Tony Awards

Glenn Close Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond

Rebecca Luker Show Boat Magnolia Hawks

1996 50th Tony Awards

Donna Murphy The King and I Anna Leonowens

Julie Andrews (This nomination was declined by Andrews)[5] Victor/Victoria Victoria Grant

Crista Moore Big: the musical Susan Lawrence

Daphne Rubin-Vega Rent Mimi Marquez

1997 51st Tony Awards

Bebe Neuwirth Chicago Velma Kelly

Pamela Isaacs The Life Queen

Tonya Pinkins Play On Lady Liv

Karen Ziemba Steel Pier Rita Racine

1998 52nd Tony Awards

Natasha Richardson Cabaret Sally Bowles

Betty Buckley Triumph of Love Hesione

Marin Mazzie Ragtime Mother

Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
& Emily Skinner Side Show Violet and Daisy Hilton

1999 53rd Tony Awards

Bernadette Peters Annie Get Your Gun Annie Oakley

Carolee Carmello Parade Lucille Frank

Dee Hoty Footloose Vi Moore

Siân Phillips Marlene Marlene Dietrich

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

2000 54th Tony Awards

Heather Headley Aida Aida

Toni Collette The Wild Party Queenie

Rebecca Luker The Music Man Marian Paroo

Marin Mazzie Kiss Me, Kate Lilli Vanessi / Katherine

Audra McDonald Marie Christine Marie Christine
Marie Christine
L'Adrese

2001 55th Tony Awards

Christine Ebersole 42nd Street Dorothy Brock

Blythe Danner Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone

Randy Graff A Class Act Sophie

Faith Prince Bells Are Ringing Ella Peterson

Marla Schaffel Jane Eyre Jane Eyre

2002 56th Tony Awards

Sutton Foster Thoroughly Modern Millie Millie Dillmount

Louise Pitre Mamma Mia! Donna Sheridan

Nancy Opel Urinetown Penelope Pennywise

Jennifer Laura Thompson Hope Cladwell

Vanessa Williams Into the Woods The Witch

2003 57th Tony Awards

Marissa Jaret Winokur Hairspray Tracy Turnblad

Melissa Errico Amour Isabella

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Man of La Mancha Aldonza / Dulcinea

Elizabeth Parkinson Movin' Out Brenda

Bernadette Peters Gypsy Mama Rose

2004 58th Tony Awards

Idina Menzel Wicked Elphaba

Kristin Chenoweth Wicked Glinda

Stephanie D'Abruzzo Avenue Q Kate Monster / Lucy the Slut / Company

Donna Murphy Wonderful Town Ruth Sherwood

Tonya Pinkins Caroline, or Change Caroline Thibodeaux

2005 59th Tony Awards

Victoria Clark The Light in the Piazza Margaret Johnson

Christina Applegate Sweet Charity Charity Hope Valentine

Erin Dilly Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Truly Scrumptious

Sutton Foster Little Women Josephine 'Jo' March

Sherie Rene Scott Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Christine Colgate

2006 60th Tony Awards

LaChanze The Color Purple Celie Harris Johnson

Sutton Foster The Drowsy Chaperone Janet Van De Graaff

Patti LuPone Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett

Kelli O'Hara The Pajama Game Catherine 'Babe' Williams

Chita Rivera Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life Chita Rivera

2007 61st Tony Awards

Christine Ebersole Grey Gardens 'Little Edie' Beale

Laura Bell Bundy Legally Blonde Elle Woods

Audra McDonald 110 in the Shade Lizzie Curry

Debra Monk Curtains Carmen Bernstein

Donna Murphy LoveMusik Lotte Lenya

2008 62nd Tony Awards

Patti LuPone Gypsy Mama Rose

Kerry Butler Xanadu Kira / Clio

Kelli O'Hara South Pacific Ensign Nellie Forbush

Faith Prince A Catered Affair Agnes 'Aggie' Hurley

Jenna Russell Sunday in the Park with George Dot / Marie

2009 63rd Tony Awards

Alice Ripley Next to Normal Diana Goodman

Stockard Channing Pal Joey Vera Simpson

Sutton Foster Shrek the Musical Princess Fiona

Allison Janney 9 to 5 Violet Newstead

Josefina Scaglione West Side Story Maria

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Musical Character

2010 64th Tony Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones A Little Night Music Desiree Armfeldt

Kate Baldwin Finian's Rainbow Sharon McLonergan

Montego Glover Memphis Felicia Farrell

Christiane Noll Ragtime Mother

Sherie Rene Scott Everyday Rapture Sherie Rene Scott

2011 65th Tony Awards

Sutton Foster Anything Goes Reno Sweeney

Beth Leavel Baby It's You! Florence Greenberg

Patina Miller Sister Act Deloris Van Cartier

Donna Murphy The People in the Picture Bubbie / Raisel

2012 66th Tony Awards

Audra McDonald Porgy and Bess Bess

Jan Maxwell Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone

Cristin Milioti Once Girl

Kelli O'Hara Nice Work If You Can Get It Billie Bendix

Laura Osnes Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie Parker

2013 67th Tony Awards

Patina Miller Pippin The Leading Player

Stephanie J. Block The Mystery of Edwin Drood Edwin Drood
Drood
/ Miss Alice Nutting

Carolee Carmello Scandalous Aimee Semple McPherson

Valisia LeKae Motown: The Musical Diana Ross

Laura Osnes Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Ella

2014 68th Tony Awards

Jessie Mueller Beautiful: The Carole King
Carole King
Musical Carole King

Mary Bridget Davies A Night with Janis Joplin Janis Joplin

Sutton Foster Violet Violet Karl

Idina Menzel If/Then Elizabeth Vaughan

Kelli O'Hara The Bridges of Madison County Francesca Johnson

2015 69th Tony Awards

Kelli O'Hara The King and I Anna Leonowens

Kristin Chenoweth On the Twentieth Century Lily Garland / Mildred Plotka

Leanne Cope An American in Paris Lise Dassin

Beth Malone Fun Home Alison Bechdel

Chita Rivera The Visit Claire Zachanassian

2016 70th Tony Awards

Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple Celie Harris Johnson

Laura Benanti She Loves Me Amalia Balash

Carmen Cusack Bright Star Alice Murphy

Jessie Mueller Waitress Jenna Hunterson

Phillipa Soo Hamilton Eliza Hamilton

2017 71st Tony Awards

Bette Midler Hello, Dolly! Dolly Gallagher Levi

Denée Benton Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Natasha Rostova

Christine Ebersole War Paint Elizabeth Arden

Patti LuPone Helena Rubinstein

Eva Noblezada Miss Saigon Kim

Multiple wins[edit]

4 Wins

Angela Lansbury

3 Wins

Mary Martin Gwen Verdon

2 Wins

Lauren Bacall Christine Ebersole Sutton Foster Patti LuPone Liza Minnelli Donna Murphy Bernadette Peters Chita Rivera

Multiple nominations[edit]

8 Nominations

Chita Rivera

6 Nominations

Sutton Foster Bernadette Peters

5 Nominations

Patti LuPone Donna Murphy Kelli O'Hara Gwen Verdon

4 Nominations

Carol Channing Angela Lansbury Mary Martin

3 Nominations

Julie Andrews Christine Ebersole Dee Hoty Dorothy Loudon Audra McDonald Ethel Merman Liza Minnelli Faith Prince

2 Nominations

Lauren Bacall Georgia Brown Carolee Carmello Kristin Chenoweth Sandy Duncan Nanette Fabray Dolores Gray Barbara Harris Judy Kuhn Beatrice Lillie Rebecca Luker Marin Mazzie Patina Miller Idina Menzel Jessie Mueller Laura Osnes Tonya Pinkins Alice Ripley Sherie Rene Scott Alexis Smith Elaine Stritch Inga Swenson Nancy Walker

Multiple character wins[edit]

3 Wins

Anna Leonowens
Anna Leonowens
from The King and I Mama Rose from Gypsy

2 Wins

Desiree Armfeldt from A Little Night Music Celie Harris Johnson from The Color Purple Dolly Gallagher Levi from Hello, Dolly!

Multiple character nominations[edit]

5 Nominations

Mama Rose from Gypsy

4 Nominations

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
from Peter Pan
Peter Pan
and Jerome Robbins' Broadway

3 Nominations

Anna Leonowens
Anna Leonowens
from The King and I Charity Hope Valentine from Sweet Charity Mrs. Lovett
Mrs. Lovett
from Sweeney Todd Phyllis Rogers Stone from Follies

2 Nominations

Amalia Balash from She Loves Me Bess from Porgy and Bess Celie Harris Johnson from The Color Purple Desiree Armfeldt from A Little Night Music Dolly Gallagher Levi from Hello, Dolly! Dot / Marie from Sunday in the Park with George Ella Peterson from Bells Are Ringing Ensign Nellie Forbush from South Pacific Fiona MacLaren from Brigadoon Kim from Miss Saigon Lily Garland / Mildred Plotka from On the Twentieth Century Lizzie Curry from 110 in the Shade Mother from Ragtime Reno Sweeney from Anything Goes Ruth Sherwood from Wonderful Town Sarah Brown from Guys and Dolls Velma Kelly from Chicago

Musicals with multiple lead nominations[edit]

New Girl in Town
New Girl in Town
Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
(winner) and Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(winner) Company – Susan Browning and Elaine Stritch Follies
Follies
Dorothy Collins
Dorothy Collins
and Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(winner) Chicago – Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
and Gwen Verdon Annie – Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(winner) and Andrea McArdle Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Jennifer Holliday (winner) and Sheryl Lee Ralph The Rink – Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
and Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(winner) Black and Blue – Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(winner) and Linda Hopkins Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Josie de Guzman and Faith Prince (winner) Side Show
Side Show
Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
and Emily Skinner Urinetown
Urinetown
Nancy Opel and Jennifer Laura Thompson Wicked – Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
and Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(winner) War Paint – Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
and Patti LuPone

References[edit]

^ Gelb, Arthur. "Popularizing the 'Tony' Awards", The New York Times, April 1, 1956, p.93 ^ Freedman, Samuel G. The New York Times, June 3, 1985, p.C15 ^ Mandelbaum, Ken."Ken Mandelbaum's Aisle View: Tony Highs And Lows" playbill.com, May 11, 1997 ^ History, Ties in Tony History" tonyawards.com, accessed June 13, 2014 ^ Viagas, Robert. " Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Declines Tony Nomination" playbill.com, May 8, 1996

External links[edit]

Internet Broadway Database Awards Archive Official Tony Awards Website Archive

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Grace Hartman (1948) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1949) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1950) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1951) Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1952) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1953) Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1956) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1957) Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
/ Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1958) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1959) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1960) Elizabeth Seal (1961) Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti
/ Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1962) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1963) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1964) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1966) Barbara Harris (1967) Patricia Routledge / Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
(1968) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1971) Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
(1973) Virginia Capers (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No Award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Maryann Plunkett (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) LaChanze
LaChanze
(2006) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Patina Miller
Patina Miller
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Tony Awards

American Theatre Wing The Broadway League List of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

Play

Best Play Best Direction of a Play Best Leading Actor in a Play Best Leading Actress in a Play Best Featured Actor in a Play Best Featured Actress in a Play Best Costume Design in a Play Best Lighting Design in a Play Best Revival of a Play Best Scenic Design in a Play

Musical

Best Musical Best Direction of a Musical Best Leading Actor in a Musical Best Leading Actress in a Musical Best Featured Actor in a Musical Best Featured Actress in a Musical Best Book of a Musical Best Choreography Best Costume Design in a Musical Best Lighting Design in a Musical Best Orchestrations Best Original Score Best Revival of a Musical Best Scenic Design in a Musical

Special
Special
(non-competitive)

Regional Theatre Tony Award Special
Special
Tony Award Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Isabelle Stevenson Award

Retired

Best Author Best Conductor and Musical Director Best Costume Design Best Director Best Lighting Design Best Newcomer Best Revival Best Scenic Design Best Sound Design Best Special
Special
Theatrical Event Best Stage Technician

Ceremonies

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