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Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - 1947-2011



Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - 1947-2011

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Tony Awards

The Tony Awards began in 1947 to honor the best performers and productions of the professional theatre world in New York City, known as Broadway.

The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play began in 1947, but was not awarded in the years 1948 or 1950.


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 Play

1947: Patricia Neal in Another Part of the Forrest
1949: Shirley Booth in Goodbye, My Fancy
1951: Maureen Stapleton in The Rose Tattoo
1952: Marian Winters in I Am a Camera
1953: Beatrice Straight in The Crucible
1954: Jo Van Fleet in The Trip to Bountifu
l 1955: Patricia Jessel in Witness for the Prosecution
1956: Una Merkel in The Ponder Heart
1957: Peggy Cass in Auntie Mame
1958: Anne Bancroft in Two For The Seesaw
1959: Julie Newmar in The Marriage-Go-Round
1960: Anne Revere in Toys in the Attic
1961: Colleen Dewhurst in All the Way Home
1962: Elizabeth Ashley in Take Her, She's Mine
1963: Sandy Dennis in A Thousand Clowns
1964: Barbara Loden in After the Fall
1965: Alice Ghostley in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
1966: Zoe Caldwell in Slapstick Tragedy
1967: Marian Seldes in A Delicate Balance
1968: Zena Walker in Joe Egg
1969: Jane Alexander in The Great White Hope
1970: Blythe Danner in Butterflies Are Free
1971: Rae Allen in And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
1972: Elizabeth Wilson in Sticks and Bones
1973: Leora Dana in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
1974: Frances Sternhagen in The Good Doctor
1975: Rita Moreno in The Ritz
1976: Shirley Knight in Kennedy's Children
1977: Trazana Beverley in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
1978: Ann Wedgeworth in Chapter Two
1979: Joan Hickson in Bedroom Farce
1980: Dinah Manoff in I Ought to be in Pictures
1981: Swoosie Kurtz in Fifth of July
1982: Amanda Plummer in Agnes of God
1983: Judith Ivey in Steaming
1984: Christine Baranski in The Real Thing
1985: Judith Ivey in Hurlyburly
1986: Swoosie Kurtz in The House of Blue Leaves
1987: Mary Alice in Fences
1988: L. Scott Caldwell in Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1989: Christine Baranski in Rumors
1990: Margaret Tyzack in Lettice and Lovage
1991: Irene Worth in Lost in Yonkers
1992: Brid Brennan in Dancing at Lughnasa
1993: Debra Monk in Redwood Curtain
1994: Jane Adams in An Inspector Calls
1995: Frances Sternhagen in The Heiress
1996: Audra McDonald in Master Class
1997: Lynne Thigpen in An American Daughter
1998: Anna Manahan in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
1999: Elizabeth Franz in Death of a Salesman
2000: Blair Brown in Copenhagen
2001: Viola Davis in King Hedley II
2002: Katie Finneran in Noises Off
2003: Michele Pawk in Hollywood Arms
2004: Audra McDonald in A Raisin in the Sun
2005: Adriane Lenox in Doubt
2006: Frances de la Tour in The History Boys
2007: Jennifer Ehle in The Coast of Utopia
2008: Rondi Reed in August: Osage County
2009: Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit
2010: Scarlett Johansson in A View from the Bridge
2011: Ellen Barkin in The Normal Heart

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