|Tony Award for |
Best Featured Actor in a Play
|Description||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play|
|Location||United States New York City|
|Presented by||American Theatre Wing The Broadway League|
|Currently held by||Bertie Carvel for Ink (2019)|
The Tony Award for Best Featured 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 supporting roles in a Broadway play. 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."
Originally called the Tony Award for Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic), the award was first presented to Arthur Kennedy at the 3rd Tony Awards for his portrayal of Biff Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman .Before 1956, nominees' names were not made public; the change was made by the awards committee to "have a greater impact on theatregoers". In 1976, when the award's name changed to its current name, Edward Herrmann, portraying Frank Gardner in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession , won the award. Its most recent recipient is Bertie Carvel, for the role of Rupert Murdoch, in Ink .
Frank Langella holds the record for having the most wins in this category, with a total of two; he is the only person to win the award more than once. Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross and Phil Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten are the only characters to take the award multiple times, both winning twice. A supporting actor in each of Neil Simon's Eugene trilogy plays ( Brighton Beach Memoirs , Biloxi Blues , and Broadway Bound ) has taken the Tony, whereas featured actors in both parts of Tony Kushner's Angels in America series have also won the award.
|1949||Arthur Kennedy||Biff Loman||Death of a Salesman||—|
|1951||Eli Wallach||Alvaro Mangiacavallo||The Rose Tattoo||—|
|1952||John Cromwell||John Gray||Point of No Return||—|
|1953||John Williams||Inspector Hubbard||Dial M for Murder||—|
|1954||John Kerr||Tom Robinson Lee||Tea and Sympathy||—|
|1955||Francis L. Sullivan||Sir Wilfrid Robats, Q.C.||Witness for the Prosecution||—|
|1956||Ed Begley||Matthew Harrison Brady||Inherit the Wind|
|1957||Frank Conroy||Father William Callifer||The Potting Shed|
|1958||Henry Jones||Louis McHenry Howe||Sunrise At Campobello|
|1959||Charlie Ruggles||Mackenzie Savage||The Pleasure of His Company|
|1960||Roddy McDowall||Tarquin Edward Mendigales||The Fighting Cock|
|1961||Martin Gabel||Basil Smythe||Big Fish, Little Fish|
|1962||Walter Matthau||Benjamin Beaurevers||A Shot in the Dark|
|1963||Alan Arkin||David Kolowitz||Enter Laughing|
|1965||Jack Albertson||John Cleary||The Subject Was Roses|
|1966||Patrick Magee||Marquis de Sade||Marat/Sade|
|1967||Ian Holm||Lenny||The Homecoming|
|1968||James Patterson||Stanley||The Birthday Party|
|1969||Al Pacino||Bickham||Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?|
|1970||Ken Howard||Paul Reese||Child's Play|
|1971||Paul Sand||Multiple||Paul Sills' Story Theatre|
|1972||Vincent Gardenia||Harry Edison||The Prisoner of Second Avenue|
|1973||John Lithgow||Kenny Kendal||The Changing Room|
|1974||Ed Flanders||Phil Hogan||A Moon for the Misbegotten|
|1976||Edward Herrmann||Frank Gardner||Mrs. Warren's Profession|
|1977||Jonathan Pryce||Gethin Price||Comedians|
|1979||Michael Gough||Ernest||Bedroom Farce|
|1980||David Rounds||Homer Bolton||Morning's at Seven|
|1981||Brian Backer||Paul Pollack||The Floating Light Bulb|
|1982||Zakes Mokae||Sam||Master Harold...and the Boys|
|1983||Matthew Broderick||Eugene Jerome||Brighton Beach Memoirs|
|1984||Joe Mantegna||Richard Roma||Glengarry Glen Ross|
|1985||Barry Miller||Arnold Epstein||Biloxi Blues|
|1986||John Mahoney||Artie Shaughnessy||The House of Blue Leaves|
|1987||John Randolph||Ben||Broadway Bound|
|1988||BD Wong||Song Liling||M. Butterfly|
|1989||Boyd Gaines||Peter Patrone||The Heidi Chronicles|
|1990||Charles Durning||Big Daddy||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof|
|1991||Kevin Spacey||"Uncle" Louie||Lost in Yonkers|
|1992||Laurence Fishburne||Sterling||Two Trains Running|
|1993||Stephen Spinella||Prior Walter||Angels in America: Millennium Approaches|
|1994||Jeffrey Wright||Multiple||Angels in America: Perestroika||—|
|1995||John Glover||John and James Jeckyll||Love! Valour! Compassion!|
|1996||Ruben Santiago-Hudson||Canewell||Seven Guitars|
|1997||Owen Teale||Torvald Helmer||A Doll's House|
|1998||Tom Murphy||Ray Dooley||The Beauty Queen of Leenane|
|1999||Frank Wood||Gene||Side Man|
|2000||Roy Dotrice||Phil Hogan||A Moon for the Misbegotten|
|2001||Robert Sean Leonard||A. E. Housman, from ages 18 to 26||The Invention of Love|
|2002||Frank Langella||Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov||Fortune's Fool|
|2003||Denis O'Hare||Mason Marzak||Take Me Out|
|2004||Brían F. O'Byrne||Ralph||Frozen|
|2005||Liev Schreiber||Richard Roma||Glengarry Glen Ross|
|2006||Ian McDiarmid||Teddy||Faith Healer|
|2007||Billy Crudup||Vissarion Belinsky||The Coast of Utopia|
|2008||Jim Norton||Richard Harkin||The Seafarer|
|2009||Roger Robinson||Bynum Walker||Joe Turner's Come and Gone|
|2011||John Benjamin Hickey||Felix Turner||The Normal Heart|
|2012||Christian Borle||Black Stache||Peter and the Starcatcher|
|2013||Courtney B. Vance||Hap Hairston||Lucky Guy|
|2014||Mark Rylance||Countess Olivia||Twelfth Night|
|2015||Richard McCabe||Harold Wilson||The Audience|
|2016||Reed Birney||Erik Blake||The Humans|
|2017||Michael Aronov||Uri Savir||Oslo|
|2018||Nathan Lane||Roy Cohn ,et al||Angels in America|
|2019||Bertie Carvel||Rupert Murdoch||Ink|
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