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The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical


The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

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The Tony Awards began in 1947 to honor Broadway's elite theatrical productions along the Great White Way in New York City.

The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical was first awarded in 1950, but no winner was selected in the year 1960. 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 Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

1950: Juanita Hall in South Pacific
1951: Isabel Bigley in Guys and Dolls
1952: Helen Gallagher in Pal Joey
1953: Sheila Bond in Wish You Were Here
1954: Gwen Verdon in Can-Can
1955: Carol Haney in The Pajama Game
1956: Lotte Lenya in The Threepenny Opera
1957: Edith Adams in Li'l Abner
1958: Barbara Cook in The Music Man
1959: Pat Stanley in Goldilocks
1961: Tammy Grimes in The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1962: Phyllis Newman in Subways Are for Sleeping
1963: Anna Quayle in Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
1964: Tessie O'Shea in The Girl Who Came to Supper
1965: Maria Karnilova in Fiddler on the Roof
1966: Beatrice Arthur in Mame
1967: Peg Murray in Cabaret
1968: Lillian Hayman in Hallelujah, Baby!
1969: Marian Mercer in Promises, Promises
1970: Melba Moore in Purlie
1971: Patsy Kelly in No, No Nanette
1972: Linda Hopkins in Inner City
1973: Patricia Elliott in A Little Night Music
1974: Janie Sell in Over Here!
1975: Dee Dee Bridgewater in The Wiz
1976: Carole Bishop in A Chorus Line
1977: Delores Hall in Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God
1978: Nell Carter in Ain't Misbehavin'
1979: Carlin Glynn in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1980: Priscilla Lopez in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
1981: Marilyn Cooper in Woman of the Year
1982: Liliane Montevecchi in Nine
1983: Betty Buckley in Cats
1984: Lila Kedrova in Zorza
1985: Leilani Jones in Grind
1986: Bebe Neuwirth in Sweet Charity
1987: Frances Ruffelle in Les Misérables
1988: Judy Kaye in The Phantom of the Opera
1989: Debbie Shapiro in Jerome Robbins' Broadway
1990: Randy Graff in City of Angels
1991: Daisy Eagan in The Secret Garden
1992: Tonya Pinkins in Jelly's Last Jam
1993: Andrea Martin in My Favorite Year
1994: Audra Ann McDonald in Carousel
1995: Gretha Boston in Show Boat
1996: Ann Duquesnay in Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk
1997: Lillias White in The Life
1998: Audra McDonald in Ragtime
1999: Kristin Chenoweth in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
2000: Karen Ziemba in Contact
2001: Cady Huffman in The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical
2002: Harriet Harris in Thoroughly Modern Millie
2003: Jane Krakowski in Nine The Musical
2004: Anika Noni Rose in Caroline, or Change
2005: Sara Ramirez in Monty Python's Spamalot
2006: Beth Leavel in The Drowsy Chaperone
2007: Mary Louise Wilson in Grey Gardens
2008: Laura Benanti in Gypsy
2009: Karen Olivo in West Side Story
2010: Katie Finneran in Promises, Promises
2011: Nikki M. James in The Book of Mormon

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