| Tony Award for |
|Awarded for||Best Orchestrations|
|Location||United States New York City|
|Presented by||American Theatre Wing The Broadway League|
|Currently held by||Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose for Hadestown (2019)|
The Tony Award for Best Orchestrations is awarded to acknowledge the contributions of musical orchestrators in both musicals and plays. The award has been given since 1997.
51st Tony Awards
|Michael Gibson||Steel Pier|
|Luther Henderson||Play On!|
|Don Sebesky & Harold Wheeler||The Life|
52nd Tony Awards
|Robert Elhai, Bruce Fowler & David Metzger||The Lion King|
|Stanley Silverman||The Capeman|
53rd Tony Awards
|Doug Besterman & Ralph Burns||Fosse|
|David Cullen||Swan Lake|
|Harold Wheeler||Little Me|
54th Tony Awards
|Don Sebesky||Kiss Me, Kate|
|Doug Besterman||The Music Man|
|Jonathan Tunick||Marie Christine|
55th Tony Awards
|Doug Besterman||The Producers|
|Larry Hochman||A Class Act|
|Harold Wheeler||The Full Monty|
56th Tony Awards
|Doug Besterman & Ralph Burns||Thoroughly Modern Millie|
|Benny Andersson, Martin Koch & Björn Ulvaeus||Mamma Mia!|
|Bill Brohn||Sweet Smell of Success|
57th Tony Awards
|Billy Joel & Stuart Malina||Movin' Out|
|Nicholas Kitsopoulos||La bohème|
58th Tony Awards
|Paul Bogaev||Bombay Dreams|
|Larry Hochman||Fiddler on the Roof|
59th Tony Awards
|Bruce Coughlin, Adam Guettel & Ted Sperling||The Light in the Piazza|
|Larry Hochman||Monty Python's Spamalot|
|Jonathan Tunick||Pacific Overtures|
|Harold Wheeler||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels|
60th Tony Awards
|Sarah Travis||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street|
|Larry Blank||The Drowsy Chaperone|
|Dick Lieb & Danny Troob||The Pajama Game|
|Steve Orich||Jersey Boys|
61st Tony Awards
|Duncan Sheik||Spring Awakening|
|Bruce Coughlin||Grey Gardens|
|110 in the Shade|
62nd Tony Awards
|Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman||In the Heights|
|Jason Carr||Sunday in the Park with George|
|Heidi Rodewald & Stew||Passing Strange|
|Jonathan Tunick||A Catered Affair|
63rd Tony Awards
|Martin Koch||Billy Elliot the Musical|
|Tom Kitt & Michael Starobin||Next to Normal|
|Larry Blank||White Christmas|
|John Clancy & Danny Troob||Shrek the Musical|
64th Tony Awards
|David Bryan & Daryl Waters||Memphis|
|Jason Carr||La Cage aux Folles|
|Jonathan Tunick||Promises, Promises|
65th Tony Awards
|Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus||The Book of Mormon|
|Doug Besterman||How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying|
|Larry Blank & Marc Shaiman||Catch Me If You Can|
|Larry Hochman||The Scottsboro Boys|
66th Tony Awards
|Bill Brohn & Christopher Jahnke||Porgy and Bess|
|Bill Elliott||Nice Work If You Can Get It|
67th Tony Awards
|Stephen Oremus||Kinky Boots|
|Bryan Crook & Ethan Popp||Motown: The Musical|
|Chris Nightingale||Matilda the Musical|
|Danny Troob||Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella|
68th Tony Awards
|Jason Robert Brown||The Bridges of Madison County|
|Doug Besterman||Bullets Over Broadway|
|Steve Sidwell||Beautiful: The Carole King Musical|
|Jonathan Tunick||A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder|
69th Tony Awards
|Christopher Austin, Bill Elliott & Don Sebesky||An American in Paris|
|John Clancy||Fun Home|
|Larry Hochman||Something Rotten!|
|Rob Mathes||The Last Ship|
70th Tony Awards
|August Eriksmoen||Bright Star|
|Larry Hochman||She Loves Me|
|Daryl Waters||Shuffle Along|
71st Tony Awards
|Alex Lacamoire||Dear Evan Hansen|
|Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen||Bandstand|
|Larry Hochman||Hello, Dolly!|
|Dave Malloy||Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812|
72nd Tony Awards
|Jamshied Sharifi||The Band's Visit|
|John Clancy||Mean Girls|
|Tom Kitt||SpongeBob SquarePants|
|Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin||Once on This Island|
73rd Tony Awards
|Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose||Hadestown|
|Larry Hochman||Kiss Me, Kate|
|Harold Wheeler||Ain’t Too Proud|
74th Tony Awards
|Tom Kitt||Jagged Little Pill|
|Katie Kresek, Justin Levine, Charlie Rosen & Matt Stine||Moulin Rouge! The Musical|
|Ethan Popp||Tina - The Tina Turner Musical|
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