Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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Tony Award for
Best Actress in a Play
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2019 Recipient: Elaine May for The Waverly Gallery
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
LocationNew York City
Presented by American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League
Currently held by Elaine May for The Waverly Gallery (2019)
Website TonyAwards.com

The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The award is given to actresses for quality leading roles in a Broadway play. [1] Despite the award first being presented in 1947, there were no nominees announced until 1956. There have been two ties in this category, and one three-way tie.

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Winners and nominees

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1940s

YearActressPlayCharacter
1947
1st Tony Awards
Ingrid Bergman Joan of Lorraine Mary Grey / Joan of Arc
Helen Hayes Happy Birthday Addie Bemis
1948
2nd Tony Awards
Judith Anderson Medea Medea
Katharine Cornell Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra
Jessica Tandy A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
1949
3rd Tony Awards
Martita Hunt The Madwoman of Chaillot Countess Aurelia

1950s

YearActressPlayCharacter
1950
4th Tony Awards
Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney
1951
5th Tony Awards
Uta Hagen The Country Girl Georgie Elgin
1952
6th Tony Awards
Julie Harris I Am a Camera Sally Bowles
1953
7th Tony Awards
Shirley Booth The Time of the Cuckoo Leona Samish
1954
8th Tony Awards
Audrey Hepburn Ondine Ondine
1955
9th Tony Awards
Nancy Kelly The Bad Seed Christine Penmark
1956
10th Tony Awards
Julie Harris The Lark Joan of Arc
Barbara Bel Geddes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Pollitt
Gladys Cooper The Chalk Garden Mrs. St. Maugham
Ruth Gordon The Matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi
Siobhán McKenna The Chalk GardenMiss Madrigal
Susan Strasberg The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
1957
11th Tony Awards
Margaret Leighton Separate Tables Ann Shankland / Sibyl Railton-Bell
Florence Eldridge Long Day's Journey into Night Mary Tyrone
Rosalind Russell Auntie MameMame Dennis
Sybil Thorndike The Potting Shed Mrs. Callifer
1958
12th Tony Awards
Helen Hayes Time RememberedThe Duchess of Pont-Au-Bronc
Wendy Hiller A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
Siobhán McKenna The Rope DancersMargaret Hyland
Eugenie Leontovich The Cave DwellersThe Queen
Mary Ure Look Back in Anger Alison Porter
Jo Van Fleet Look Homeward, Angel Eliza Gant
1959
13th Tony Awards
Gertrude Berg A Majority of One Bertha Jacoby
Claudette Colbert The Marriage-Go-Round Content Lowell
Lynn Fontanne The Visit Claire Zachanassian
Kim Stanley A Touch of the Poet Sara Melody
Maureen Stapleton The Cold Wind and the WarmIda

1960s

YearActressPlayCharacter
1960
14th Tony Awards
Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan
Margaret Leighton Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice
Claudia McNeil A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
Geraldine Page Sweet Bird of Youth Alexandra Del Lago
Maureen Stapleton Toys in the Attic Carrie Berniers
Irene Worth Albertine Prine
1961
15th Tony Awards
Joan Plowright A Taste of Honey Josephine
Tallulah Bankhead Midgie PurvisMidgie Purvis
Barbara Baxley Period of Adjustment Isabel Haverstick
Barbara Bel Geddes Mary, Mary Mary McKellaway
1962
16th Tony Awards
Margaret Leighton The Night of the Iguana Hannah Jelkes
Gladys Cooper A Passage to India Mrs. Moore
Colleen Dewhurst Great Day in the MorningPhoebe Flaherty
Kim Stanley A Far Country Elizabeth von Ritter
1963
17th Tony Awards
Uta Hagen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
Hermione Baddeley The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Flora Goforth
Margaret Leighton Tchin-Tchin Pamela Pew-Pickett
Claudia McNeil Tiger, Tiger Burning BrightMama
1964
18th Tony Awards
Sandy Dennis Any WednesdayEllen Gordon
Elizabeth Ashley Barefoot in the Park Corie Bratter
Colleen Dewhurst The Ballad of the Sad CaféAmelia Evans
Julie Harris Marathon '33 June Havoc
1965
19th Tony Awards
Irene Worth Tiny Alice Miss Alice
Marjorie Rhodes All in Good TimeLucy Fitton
Beah Richards The Amen Corner Sister Margaret Alexander
Diana Sands The Owl and the PussycatDoris
1966
20th Tony Awards
Rosemary Harris The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine
Sheila Hancock Entertaining Mr Sloane Kath
Kate Reid Slapstick Tragedy Celeste/Molly
Lee Remick Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix
1967
21st Tony Awards
Beryl Reid The Killing of Sister George Sister George / June Buckridge
Eileen Atkins The Killing of Sister GeorgeChildie / Alice McNaught
Vivien Merchant The Homecoming Ruth
Rosemary Murphy A Delicate Balance Claire
1968
22nd Tony Awards
Zoe Caldwell The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie
Colleen Dewhurst More Stately Mansions Sara (Melody) Harford
Maureen Stapleton Plaza Suite Karen Nash / Murial Tate / Norma Hubley
Dorothy Tutin Portrait of a Queen Queen Victoria
1969
23rd Tony Awards
Julie Harris Forty Carats Ann Stanley
Estelle Parsons The Seven Descents of Myrtle Myrtle
Charlotte Rae Morning, Noon and Night Gertrude / Beryl / Filigree Bones
Brenda Vaccaro The Goodbye People Nancy (Silverman) Scott

1970s

YearActressPlayCharacter
1970
24th Tony Awards
Tammy Grimes Private Lives Amanda Prynne
Geraldine Brooks BrightowerSara Brightower
Helen Hayes Harvey Veta Louise Simmons
1971
25th Tony Awards
Maureen Stapleton The Gingerbread Lady Evy Meara
Estelle Parsons And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little Catherine Reardon
Diana Rigg Abelard and HeloiseHeloise
Marian Seldes Father's DayMarian
1972
26th Tony Awards
Sada Thompson Twigs Ma / Dorothy / Celia / Emily
Eileen Atkins Vivat! Vivat Regina! Elizabeth I
Colleen Dewhurst All Over The Mistress
Rosemary Harris Old Times Anna
1973
27th Tony Awards
Julie Harris The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
Jane Alexander 6 Rms Riv Vu Annie Miller
Colleen Dewhurst Mourning Becomes Electra Christine Mannon
Kathleen Widdoes Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice
1974
28th Tony Awards
Colleen Dewhurst A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
Jane Alexander Find Your Way HomeJacqueline Harrison
Julie Harris The Au Pair ManElizabeth Rogers
Madeline Kahn In the Boom Boom Room Chrissy
Rachel Roberts The Visit / Chemin de FerClaire Zachanassian / Francine
1975
29th Tony Awards
Ellen Burstyn Same Time, Next Year Doris
Elizabeth Ashley Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Pollitt
Diana Rigg The Misanthrope Celimene
Maggie Smith Private Lives Amanda Prynne
Liv Ullmann A Doll's House Nora Helmer
1976
30th Tony Awards
Irene Worth Sweet Bird of Youth Alexandra Del Lago
Tovah Feldshuh Yentl Yentl
Rosemary Harris The Royal Family Julie Cavendish
Lynn Redgrave Mrs. Warren's Profession Vivie Warren
1977
31st Tony Awards
Julie Harris The Belle of Amherst Emily Dickinson
Colleen Dewhurst Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
Liv Ullmann Anna Christie Anna Christopherson
Irene Worth The Cherry Orchard Ranevskaya
1978
32nd Tony Awards
Jessica Tandy The Gin Game Fonsia Dorsey
Anne Bancroft Golda Golda Meir
Anita Gillette Chapter Two Jennie Maclaine
Estelle Parsons Miss Margarida's Way Miss Margarida
1979
33rd Tony Awards
Constance Cummings Wings Emily Stilson
Carole Shelley The Elephant Man Madge Kendal
Jane Alexander First Monday in October Ruth Loomis
Frances Sternhagen On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer

1980s

YearActressPlayCharacter
1980
34th Tony Awards
Phyllis Frelich Children of a Lesser God Sarah Norman
Blythe Danner Betrayal Emma
Maggie Smith Night and Day Ruth Carson
Anne Twomey Nuts Claudia Draper
1981
35th Tony Awards
Jane Lapotaire Piaf Édith Piaf
Glenda Jackson RoseRose
Eva Le Gallienne To Grandmother's House We GoGrandie
Elizabeth Taylor The Little Foxes Regina Giddens
1982
36th Tony Awards
Zoe Caldwell Medea Medea
Katharine Hepburn The West Side Waltz Margaret Mary Elderdice
Geraldine Page Agnes of God Mother Miriam Ruth
Amanda Plummer A Taste of Honey Josephine
1983
37th Tony Awards
Jessica Tandy Foxfire Annie Nations
Kathy Bates 'night, Mother Jessie Cates
Kate Nelligan Plenty Susan Traherne
Anne Pitoniak 'night, MotherThelma Cates
1984
38th Tony Awards
Glenn Close The Real Thing Annie
Rosemary Harris Heartbreak House Hesione Hushabye
Linda Hunt End of the WorldAudrey Wood
Kate Nelligan A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
1985
39th Tony Awards
Stockard Channing A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Sheila
Sinéad Cusack Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice
Rosemary Harris Pack of Lies Barbara Jackson
Glenda Jackson Strange Interlude Nina Leeds
1986
40th Tony Awards
Lily Tomlin The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Various Characters
Rosemary Harris Hay Fever Judith Bliss
Mary Beth Hurt Benefactors Sheila
Jessica Tandy The PetitionElizabeth Milne
1987
41st Tony Awards
Linda Lavin Broadway Bound Kate Jerome
Lindsay Duncan Dangerous Liaisons Marquise de Merteuil
Geraldine Page Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati
Amanda Plummer Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle
1988
42nd Tony Awards
Joan Allen Burn This Anna Mann
Blythe Danner A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
Glenda Jackson Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Frances McDormand A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski
1989
43rd Tony Awards
Pauline Collins Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine
Joan Allen The Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland
Madeline Kahn Born Yesterday Emma 'Billie' Dawn
Kate Nelligan Spoils of WarElise

1990s

Maggie Smith won for Lettice and Lovage (1990) Dame Maggie Smith-cropped.jpg
Maggie Smith won for Lettice and Lovage (1990)
Mercedes Ruehl won for Lost in Yonkers (1991) Mercedes-Ruehl-eh.jpg
Mercedes Ruehl won for Lost in Yonkers (1991)
Glenn Close won for Death and the Maiden (1992) Glenn Close (1992 Venice Film Festival) 02.jpg
Glenn Close won for Death and the Maiden (1992)
Madeline Kahn won for The Sisters Rosenweig (1993) Madeline Kahn publicity.jpg
Madeline Kahn won for The Sisters Rosenweig (1993)
Judi Dench won for Amy's View (1999) Judi Dench at the BAFTAs 2007.jpg
Judi Dench won for Amy's View (1999)
YearActorRolePlay
1990
44th Tony Awards
Maggie Smith Lettice and Lovage Lettice Douffet
Geraldine James The Merchant of Venice Portia
Mary-Louise Parker Prelude to a Kiss Rita Boyle
Kathleen Turner Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Pollitt
1991
45th Tony Awards
Mercedes Ruehl Lost in Yonkers Bella Kurnitz
Stockard Channing Six Degrees of Separation Ouisa Kittredge
Julie Harris Lucifer's Child Karen Blixen
Cherry Jones Our Country's Good Liz Morden / Reverend Johnson
1992
46th Tony Awards
Glenn Close Death and the Maiden Paulina Salas Escobar
Jane Alexander The Visit Claire Zachanassian
Stockard Channing Four Baboons Adoring the SunPenny McKenzie
Judith Ivey Park Your Car in Harvard YardKathleen Hogan
1993
47th Tony Awards
Madeline Kahn The Sisters Rosensweig Gorgeous Teitelbaum
Jane Alexander The Sisters RosensweigSara Goode
Lynn Redgrave Shakespeare for My Father Lynn Redgrave
Natasha Richardson Anna Christie Anna Christopherson
1994
48th Tony Awards
Diana Rigg Medea Medea
Anna Deavere Smith Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Various Characters
Nancy Marchand Black Comedy Sophie
The White Liars Mrs. Furnival
Joan Rivers Sally Marr...and her escorts Sally Marr
1995
49th Tony Awards
Cherry Jones The Heiress Catherine Sloper
Mary Alice Having Our Say Bessie Delany
Eileen Atkins Indiscretions Léonie
Helen Mirren A Month in the Country Natalia Petrovna
1996
50th Tony Awards
Zoe Caldwell Master Class Maria Callas
Carol Burnett Moon Over Buffalo Charlotte Hay
Rosemary Harris A Delicate Balance Agnes
Elaine Stritch Claire
1997
51st Tony Awards
Janet McTeer A Doll's House Nora Helmer
Julie Harris The Gin Game Fonsia Dorsey
Shirley Knight The Young Man From Atlanta Lily Dale Kidder
Lia Williams Skylight Kyra Hollis
1998
52nd Tony Awards
Marie Mullen The Beauty Queen of Leenane Maureen Folan
Jane Alexander Honour Honor
Allison Janney A View from the Bridge Beatrice Carbone
Geraldine McEwan The Chairs Old Woman
1999
53rd Tony Awards
Judi Dench Amy's View Esme Allen
Stockard Channing The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine
Marian Seldes Ring Round the Moon Madame Desmermortes
Zoë Wanamaker Electra Electra

2000s

Jennifer Ehle won for The Sure Thing (2000) Jennifer Ehle (30443863926).jpg
Jennifer Ehle won for The Sure Thing (2000)
Lindsay Duncan won for Private Lives (2002) Lindsay Duncan at BAM.jpg
Lindsay Duncan won for Private Lives (2002)
Vanessa Redgrave won for Long Day's Journey into Night (2003) Vanessa Redgrave (2011) cropped.jpg
Vanessa Redgrave won for Long Day's Journey into Night (2003)
Phylicia Rashad won for Raisin in the Sun (2004) Phylicia Rashad.jpg
Phylicia Rashad won for Raisin in the Sun (2004)
Marcia Gay Harden won for God of Carnage (2009) MarciaGayHarden07TIFF.jpg
Marcia Gay Harden won for God of Carnage (2009)
YearActorRolePlay
2000
54th Tony Awards
Jennifer Ehle The Real Thing Annie
Jayne Atkinson The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry
Rosemary Harris Waiting in the Wings May Davenport
Cherry Jones A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
Claudia Shear Dirty Blonde Jo / Mae West
2001
55th Tony Awards
Mary-Louise Parker Proof Catherine Llewellyn
Juliette Binoche Betrayal Emma
Linda Lavin The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Marjorie Taub
Jean Smart The Man Who Came to Dinner Lorraine Sheldon
Leslie Uggams King Hedley II Ruby
2002
56th Tony Awards
Lindsay Duncan Private Lives Amanda Prynne
Kate Burton Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler
Laura Linney The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
Helen Mirren The Dance of Death Alice
Mercedes Ruehl The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Stevie
2003
57th Tony Awards
Vanessa Redgrave Long Day's Journey into Night Mary Tyrone
Jayne Atkinson Enchanted April Lotty Wilton
Victoria Hamilton A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Sheila
Clare Higgins Vincent in Brixton Ursula Loyler
Fiona Shaw Medea Medea
2004
58th Tony Awards
Phylicia Rashad A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
Eileen Atkins The Retreat from Moscow Alice
Tovah Feldshuh Golda's Balcony Golda Meir
Anne Heche Twentieth Century Lily Garland / Mildred Plotka
Swoosie Kurtz Frozen Nancy
2005
59th Tony Awards
Cherry Jones Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Laura Linney Sight Unseen Patricia
Mary-Louise Parker RecklessRachel
Phylicia Rashad Gem of the Ocean Aunt Ester
Kathleen Turner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
2006
60th Tony Awards
Cynthia Nixon Rabbit Hole Becca Corbett
Kate Burton The Constant Wife Constance Culver Middleton
Judy Kaye Souvenir Florence Foster Jenkins
Lisa Kron Well Lisa Kron
Lynn Redgrave The Constant WifeMrs. Culver
2007
61st Tony Awards
Julie White The Little Dog Laughed Diane
Eve Best A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie Hogan
Swoosie Kurtz Heartbreak House Hesione Hushabye
Angela Lansbury Deuce Leona Mullen
Vanessa Redgrave The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
2008
62nd Tony Awards
Deanna Dunagan August: Osage County Violet Weston
Eve Best The Homecoming Ruth
Kate Fleetwood Macbeth Lady Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney
Amy Morton August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham
2009
63rd Tony Awards
Marcia Gay Harden God of Carnage Veronica
Hope Davis God of Carnage Annette
Jane Fonda 33 Variations Katherine Brandt
Janet McTeer Mary Stuart Mary Stuart
Harriet Walter Elizabeth I

2010s

Viola Davis won for Fences (2010) Viola Davis 2009.jpg
Viola Davis won for Fences (2010)
Cicely Tyson, age 91, won for A Trip to Bountiful (2012) Cicely Tyson 2012 Shankbone 2.JPG
Cicely Tyson, age 91, won for A Trip to Bountiful (2012)
Audra McDonald won for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (2013 Audra McDonald (1).jpg
Audra McDonald won for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (2013
Helen Mirren won for The Audience (2015) Helen Mirren-2208.jpg
Helen Mirren won for The Audience (2015)
Elaine May, age 87, won for The Waverly Gallery (2019 Elaine May - publicity1.jpg
Elaine May, age 87, won for The Waverly Gallery (2019
YearActorRolePlay
2010
64th Tony Awards
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson
Valerie Harper Looped Tallulah Bankhead
Linda Lavin Collected Stories Ruth Steiner
Laura Linney Time Stands Still Sarah Goodwin
Jan Maxwell The Royal Family Julie Cavendish
2011
65th Tony Awards
Frances McDormand Good People Margie Walsh
Nina Arianda Born Yesterday Emma 'Billie' Dawn
Lily Rabe The Merchant of Venice Portia
Vanessa Redgrave Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan
Hannah Yelland Brief Encounter Laura Jesson
2012
66th Tony Awards
Nina Arianda Venus in Fur Vanda
Tracie Bennett End of the Rainbow Judy Garland
Stockard Channing Other Desert Cities Polly Wyeth
Linda Lavin The Lyons Rita Lyons
Cynthia Nixon Wit Vivian Bearing
2013
67th Tony Awards
Cicely Tyson The Trip to Bountiful Carrie Watts
Laurie Metcalf The Other Place Juliana Smithton
Amy Morton Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
Kristine Nielsen Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Sonia
Holland Taylor Ann Ann Richards
2014
68th Tony Awards
Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Billie Holiday
Tyne Daly Mothers and Sons Katharine Gerard
Cherry Jones The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield
Estelle Parsons The Velocity of AutumnAlexandra
LaTanya Richardson A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
2015
69th Tony Awards
Helen Mirren The Audience Queen Elizabeth II
Geneva Carr Hand To God Margery
Elisabeth Moss The Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland
Carey Mulligan Skylight Kyra Hollis
Ruth Wilson Constellations Marianne
2016
70th Tony Awards
Jessica Lange Long Day's Journey into Night Mary Tyrone
Laurie Metcalf Misery Annie Wilkes
Lupita Nyong'o Eclipsed The Girl
Sophie Okonedo The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
Michelle Williams Blackbird Una Spencer
2017
71st Tony Awards
Laurie Metcalf A Doll's House, Part 2 Nora Helmer
Cate Blanchett The Present Anna Petrovna
Jennifer Ehle Oslo Mona Juul
Sally Field The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield
Laura Linney The Little Foxes Regina Hubbard Giddens
2018
72nd Tony Awards
Glenda Jackson Three Tall Women A
Condola Rashād Saint Joan Joan of Arc
Lauren Ridloff Children of a Lesser God Sarah Norman
Amy Schumer Meteor Shower Corky
2019
73rd Tony Awards
Elaine May The Waverly Gallery Gladys Green
Annette Bening All My Sons Kate Keller
Laura Donnelly The Ferryman Caitlin Carney
Janet McTeer Bernhardt/Hamlet Sarah Bernhardt
Laurie Metcalf Hillary and Clinton Hillary Clinton
Heidi Schreck What the Constitution Means to Me Heidi Schreck

2020s

YearActressPlayCharacter
2020
74th Tony Awards
Joaquina Kalukango Slave Play Kaneisha
Laura Linney My Name Is Lucy Barton Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Frankie
Mary-Louise Parker The Sound Inside Bella Baird

Multiple wins

Multiple nominations

Multiple character wins

Multiple character nominations

Productions with multiple nominations

Multiple awards and nominations

Actress who have been nominated multiple times in any acting categories

AwardsNominationsRecipient
69 Audra McDonald
510 Julie Harris
7 Angela Lansbury
46 Gwen Verdon
4 Zoe Caldwell
35 Irene Worth
Jessica Tandy
4 Glenn Close
Mary Martin
3 Shirley Booth
210 Chita Rivera
8 Colleen Dewhurst
7 Bernadette Peters
Frances Sternhagen
Patti LuPone
6 Andrea Martin
Laurie Metcalf
Maureen Stapleton
Sutton Foster
5 Cherry Jones
Donna Murphy
Swoosie Kurtz
4 Christine Ebersole
Cynthia Nixon
Judith Ivey
Judy Kaye
Margaret Leighton
3 Anne Bancroft
Helen Gallagher
Helen Hayes
Jennifer Ehle
Judith Light
Liza Minnelli
Viola Davis
2 Bebe Neuwirth
Christine Baranski
Katie Finneran
Lauren Bacall
Sandy Dennis
Tammy Grimes
Uta Hagen
19 Rosemary Harris
8 Jane Alexander
Kelli O'Hara
Stockard Channing
6 Linda Lavin
5 Glenda Jackson
Laura Benanti
Marian Seldes
4 Blythe Danner
Carol Channing
Carole Shelley
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Debra Monk
Diana Rigg
Faith Prince
Jayne Houdyshell
Jessie Mueller
Karen Ziemba
Madeline Kahn
Victoria Clark
3 Amanda Plummer
Barbara Harris
Beth Leavel
Dorothy Loudon
Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Franz
Ethel Merman
Helen Mirren
Idina Menzel
Jane Krakowski
Janet McTeer
Joanna Gleason
Julie White
Kristin Chenoweth
LaChanze
Maggie Smith
Mary-Louise Parker
Mercedes Ruehl
Rae Allen
Stephanie J. Block
Tonya Pinkins
Tyne Daly
Vanessa Redgrave
2 Adriane Lenox
Alexis Smith
Alice Ghostly
Alice Ripley
Anika Noni Rose
Anna Manahan
Annaleigh Ashford
Barbara Cook
Betty Buckley
Cady Huffman
Dolores Gray
Frances McDormand
Gretha Boston
Jo Van Fleet
Joan Allen
Judith Anderson
Leora Dana
Leslie Uggams
Liliane Montevecchi
Lillias White
Linda Hopkins
Lindsay Duncan
Lotte Lenya
Lynne Thigpen
Marcia Gay Harden
Margaret Tyzack
Maria Karnilova
Mary Alice
Mary Louise Wilson
Nanette Fabray
Natasha Richardson
Nina Arianda
Patina Miller
Patricia Elliott
Patsy Kelly
Phylicia Rashad
Phyllis Newman
Priscilla Lopez
Randy Graff
Rosalind Russell
Shirley Knight
Sophie Okonedo
NominationsRecipient
5 Dana Ivey
Laura Linney
Estelle Parsons
Jan Maxwell
4 Condola Rashad
Eileen Atkins
Elaine Stritch
Geraldine Page
Judy Kuhn
Kate Nelligan
Tovah Feldshuh
Zoë Wanamaker
3 Brenda Vaccaro
Carolee Carmello
Dee Hoty
Eileen Heckart
Julie Andrews
Kate Burton
Linda Emond
Lois Smith
Louise Troy
Lynn Redgrave
Marin Mazzie
Martha Plimpton
Mary Beth Hurt
Mary Testa
Rebecca Luker
Rosemary Murphy
Sandy Duncan
2 Alison Fraser
Allison Janney
Amy Morton
Amy Ryan
Ann Reinking
Anne Pitoniak
Annette Bening
Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbra Streisand
Beatrice Lillie
Beth Fowler
Carol Burnett
Charlotte d'Amboise
Charlotte Rae
Christine Andreas
Claudia McNeil
Crista Moore
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Debbie Allen
Diana Sands
Eartha Kitt
Elizabeth Allen
Ernestine Jackson
Eva Noblezada
Eve Best
Fionnula Flanagan
Georgia Brown
Gladys Cooper
Inga Swenson
Jane Fonda
Jayne Atkinson
Johanna Day
Josephine Premice
Josie de Guzman
Julienne Marie
Kate Baldwin
Kate Reid
Katharine Hepburn
Kathleen Turner
Kim Stanley
Kristine Nielsen
Laura Osnes
Leland Palmer
Liv Ullmann
Marcia Lewis
Mary Beth Peil
Michele Lee
Mildred Natwick
Millicent Martin
Nancy Dussault
Nancy Walker
Penny Fuller
Pert Kelton
Ruth Wilson
S. Epatha Merkerson
Sarah Stiles
Sherie Rene Scott
Sinéad Cusack
Siobhán McKenna
Spencer Kayden
Susan Browning
Tammy Blanchard
Vivian Reed
Zohra Lampert

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Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter best known for her plays 'Art' and God of Carnage. Many of her brief satiric plays have reflected on contemporary middle-class issues.

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actors for quality leading roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year." Despite the award first being presented in 1947, there were no nominees announced until 1956.

The Outer Critics Circle Awards are presented annually for theatrical achievements both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. They are presented by the Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of New York theater writers for out-of-town newspapers, digital and national publications, and other media beyond Broadway. The awards were first presented during the 1949–50 theater season and will celebrate their 70th anniversary in 2020. David Gordon, Senior Features Reporter at TheaterMania.com, currently serves as President.

Harriet Walter British actress

Dame Harriet Mary Walter is an English stage and screen actress. Her film appearances include Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Governess (1998), Villa des Roses (2002), Atonement (2007) and Man Up (2015). On television she starred as Natalie Chandler in the ITV drama series Law & Order: UK (2009–14), as Lady Prudence Shackleton in four episodes of Downton Abbey (2013–15), and as Clementine Churchill in The Crown (2016). She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2011 for services to drama.

The Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actresses for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year."

Boyd Gaines American actor

Boyd Payne Gaines is an American actor. During his career, he has won four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.

60th Tony Awards

The 60th Annual Tony Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2006. The award ceremony was broadcast live on the CBS television network in the United States. The 2006 Tony Awards did not feature a host, but instead over 60 stars presented awards at the ceremony.

<i>God of Carnage</i>

God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza and was first published in 2008. It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park. They agree to meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. Originally written in French, the play was a success. It has since been translated into English by translator Christopher Hampton, and has enjoyed equal acclaim in productions in both London and New York.

The Laurence Olivier Awards, or simply the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre in London at an annual ceremony in the capital. The awards were originally known as the Society of West End Theatre Awards, but they were renamed in honour of the British actor Laurence Olivier in 1984.

63rd Tony Awards

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which recognized Broadway productions of the 2008-2009 season, were presented on June 7, 2009 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony was broadcast by CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

References

  1. Kirkley, Donald (April 21, 1968). "Operation Frenzy Before the Tony Awards" . The Baltimore Sun . p. T2. Retrieved December 24, 2011.