| Tony Award for |
Best Conductor and
|Awarded for||Best Conductor and Musical Director|
|Location||United States New York City|
|Presented by||American Theatre Wing The Broadway League|
|Currently held by||Shepard Coleman for Hello, Dolly! (1964)|
The Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director was awarded to acknowledge the contributions of conductors and musical directors in both musicals and operas. The award was first presented in 1948, and later discontinued after 1964.
2nd Tony Awards
|Milton Rosenstock||Finian's Rainbow|
3rd Tony Awards
|Max Meth||As the Girls Go|
4th Tony Awards
5th Tony Awards
|Lehman Engel||The Consul|
6th Tony Awards
|Max Meth||Pal Joey|
7th Tony Awards
|Lehman Engel||Gilbert and Sullivan Season and Wonderful Town|
8th Tony Awards
9th Tony Awards
|Thomas Schippers||The Saint of Bleecker Street|
10th Tony Awards
|Hal Hastings||Damn Yankees|
|Salvatore Dell'Isola||Pipe Dream|
|Milton Rosenstock||The Vamp|
11th Tony Awards
|Franz Allers||My Fair Lady|
|Herbert Greene||The Most Happy Fella|
12th Tony Awards
|Herbert Greene||The Music Man|
|Max Goberman||West Side Story|
13th Tony Awards
|Salvatore Dell'Isola||Flower Drum Song|
|Gershon Kingsley||La Plume de Ma Tante|
14th Tony Awards
|Frederick Dvonch||The Sound of Music|
|Lehman Engel||Take Me Along|
15th Tony Awards
|Pembroke Davenport||13 Daughters|
|Elliot Lawrence||Bye Bye Birdie|
|Stanley Lebowsky||Irma La Douce|
16th Tony Awards
|Elliot Lawrence||How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying|
|Herbert Greene||The Gay Life|
|Peter Matz||No Strings|
17th Tony Awards
|Jay Blackton||Mr. President|
|Anton Coppola||Bravo Giovanni|
18th Tony Awards
|Shepard Coleman||Hello, Dolly!|
|Lehman Engel||What Makes Sammy Run?|
|Charles Jaffe||West Side Story|
|Fred Werner||High Spirits|
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