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Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - 1949-2011

From 1949 to the Present Day


Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - 1949-2011

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The Tony Awards began in 1947 to honor the best that Broadway had to offer. Broadway covers the professional productions performed at the 40 theatres within the Theatre District of Manhattan in New York City.

The Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play began in 1949. Interestingly, 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 Play

1949: Arthur Kennedy in Death of a Salesman
1951: Eli Wallach in The Rose Tattoo
1952: John Cromwell in Point of No Return
1953: John Williams in Dial M for Murder
1954: John Kerr in Tea and Sympathy
1955: Francis L. Sullivan in Witness for the Prosecution
1956: Ed Begley in Inherit the Wind
1957: Frank Conroy in The Potting Shed
1958: Henry Jones in Sunrise At Campobello
1959: Charlie Ruggles in The Pleasure of His Company
1960: Roddy McDowell in The Fighting Cock
1961: Martin Gable in Big Fish, Little Fish
1962: Walter Matthau in A Shot in the Dark
1963: Alan Arkin in Enter Laughing
1964: Hume Cronyn in Hamlet
1965: Jack Albertson in The Subject was Roses
1966: Patrick Magee in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
1967: Ian Holm in The Homecoming
1968: James Patterson in The Birthday Party
1969: Al Pacino in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
1970: Ken Howard in Child's Play
1971: Paul Sand in Story Theatre
1972: Vincent Gardenia in The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1973: John Lithgow in The Changing Room
1974: Ed Flanders in A Moon for the Misbegotten
1975: Frank Langella in Seascape
1976: Edward Herrmann in Mrs. Warren's Profession
1977: Jonathan Pryce in Comedians
1978: Lester Rawlins in Da
1979: Michael Gough in Bedroom Farce
1980: David Rounds in Morning's at Seven
1981: Brian Backer in The Floating Light Bulb
1982: Zakes Mokae in 'Master Harold'...and the Boys
1983: Matthew Broderick in Brighton Beach Memoirs
1984: Joe Mantegna in Glengarry Glen Ross
1985: Barry Miller in Biloxi Blues
1986: John Mahoney in The House of Blue Leaves
1987: John Randolph in Broadway Bound
1988: B.D. Wong in M. Butterfly
1989: Boyd Gaines in The Heidi Chronicles
1990: Charles Durning in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1991: Kevin Spacey in Lost in Yonkers
1992: Larry Fishburne in Two Trains Running
1993: Stephen Spinella in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
1994: Jeffrey Wright in Angels in America: Perestroika
1995: John Glover in Love! Valour! Compassion!
1996: Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Seven Guitars
1997: Owen Teale in A Doll's House
1998: Tom Murphy in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
1999: Frank Wood in Side Man
2000: Roy Dotrice in A Moon for the Misbegotten
2001: Robert Sean Leonard in The Invention of Love
2002: Frank Langella in Fortune's Fool
2003: Denis O'Hare in Take Me Out
2004: Brían F. O'Byrne in Frozen
2005: Liev Schreiber in Glengarry Glen Ross
2006: Ian McDiarmid in Faith Healer
2007: Billy Crudup in The Coast of Utopia
2008: Jim Norton in The Seafarer
2009: Roger Robinson in Joe Turner's Come and Gone
2010: Eddie Redmayne in Red
2011: John Benjamin Hickey in The Normal Heart

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