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Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

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Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

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The Tony Awards began in 1947 to honor the best of New York City’s professional Broadway theatre productions, also known as the Great White Way.

The Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical began in 1947, but was not awarded in the years 1948 or 1949. Also, this award has never resulted in a tie.

Read more about the Tony Awards and winners in the various categories by clicking the links at the end of the winners' list.

Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

1947: David Wayne in Finian's Rainbow
1950: Myron McCormick in South Pacific
1951: Russell Nype in Call Me Madam
1952: Yul Brynner in The King and I
1953: Hiram Sherman in Two's Company
1954: Harry Belafonte in John Murray Anderson's Almanac
1955: Cyril Ritchard in Peter Pan
1956: Russ Brown in Damn Yankees
1957: Sydney Chaplin in Bells Are Ringing
1958: David Burns in The Music Man
1959: Russell Nype in Goldilocks
1960: Tom Bosley in Fiorello!
1961: Dick Van Dyke in Bye, Bye Birdie
1962: Charles Nelson Reilly in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1963: David Burns in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1964: Jack Cassidy in She Loves Me
1965: Victor Spinetti in Oh, What a Lovely War
1966: Frankie Michaels in Mame
1967: Joel Grey in Cabaret
1968: Hiram Sherman in How Now, Dow Jones
1969: Ronald Holgate in 1776
1970: René Auberjonois in Coco
1971: Keene Curtis in The Rothschilds
1972: Larry Blyden in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1973: George S. Irving in Irene
1974: Tommy Tune in Seesaw
1975: Ted Ross in The Wiz
1976: Sammy Williams in A Chorus Line
1977: Lenny Baker in I Love My Wife
1978: Kevin Kline in On the Twentieth Century
1979: Henderson Forsythe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1980: Mandy Patinkin in Evita
1981: Hinton Battle in Sophisticated Ladies
1982: Cleavant Derricks in Dreamgirls
1983: Charles Honi Coles in My One and Only
1984: Hinton Battle in The Tap Dance Kid
1985: Ron Richardson in Big River
1986: Michael Rupert in Sweet Charity
1987: Michael Maguire in Les Misérables
1988: Bill McCutcheon in Anything Goes
1989: Scott Wise in Jerome Robbins' Broadway
1990: Michael Jeter in Grand Hotel, The Musical
1991: Hinton Battle in Miss Saigon
1992: Scott Waara in The Most Happy Fella
1993: Anthony Crivello in Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical
1994: Jarrod Emick in Damn Yankees
1995: George Hearn in Sunset Boulevard
1996: Wilson Jermaine Heredia in Rent
1997: Chuck Cooper in The Life
1998: Ron Rifkin in Cabaret
1999: Roger Bart in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
2000: Boyd Gaines in Contact
2001: Gary Beach in The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical
2002: Shuler Hensley in Oklahoma!
2003: Dick Latessa in Hairspray
2004: Michael Cerveris in Assassins
2005: Dan Fogler in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
2006: Christian Hoff in Jersey Boys
2007: John Gallagher, Jr. in Spring Awakening
2008: Boyd Gaines in Gypsy
2009: Gregory Jbara in Billy Elliot, The Musical
2010: Levi Kreis in Million Dollar Quartet
2011: John Larroquette in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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