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Tony Awards for Best Musical 1949-2011

From 1949 to the Present


Tony Awards for Best Musical 1949-2011

Tony Award

Tony Awards

Originally, the winners of the Tony Award for Best Musical included the Composer, Lyricist, and Book writer as well as the Producer(s). Since 1971, the Tony Award for Best Musical goes to the Producer(s).

1949 Kiss Me Kate - Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter, Book: Bella and Samuel Spewack; Producers: Saint-Subber and Lemuel Ayers

1950 South Pacific – Music: Richard Rodgers, Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, Book: Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Producers: Leland Hayward, Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan and Richard Rodgers

1951 Guys and Dolls - Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser, Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows; Producers: Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin

1952 The King and I - Music: Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

1953 Wonderful Town – Music: Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics: Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Book: Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Producer: Robert Fryer

1954 Kismet – Music: adapted by Alexander Borodin, Lyrics: Robert Wright and George Forrest Book: Charles Lederer and Luther Davis; Producer: Charles Lederer

1955 The Pajama Game - Music and Lyrics: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissell; Producers: Frederick Brisson, Robert Griffith, and Harold S. Prince

1956 Damn Yankees - Music: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, Book: George Abbot and Douglass Wallop; Producers: Frederick Brisson, Robert Griffith, Harold S. Prince, and Alber B. Taylor

1957 My Fair Lady - Music: Frederick Loewe, Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner; Producer: Herman Levin

1958 The Music Man - Music and Lyrics: Meredith Willson, Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Producers: Kermit Bloomgarden and Herbert Greene

1959 Redhead - Music: Albert Hague, Lyrics: Dorothy Fields, Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon, and David Shaw; Producers: Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr

1960 (tie) The Sound of Music - Music: Richard Rodgers, Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Producers: Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, and Rodgers and Hammerstein

1960 (tie) Fiorello! - Music: Jerry Bock, Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick, Book: Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; Producers: Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
1961 Bye, Bye Birdie - Music: Charles Strouse, Lyrics: Lee Adams, Book: Michael Stewart; Producers: Edward Padula and L. Slade Brown

1962 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser, Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert; Producers: Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin

1963 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim, Book: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Producers: Harold Prince

1964 Hello, Dolly! - Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman, Book: Michael Stewart; Producer: David Merrick

1965 Fiddler on the Roof - Music: Jerry Bock, Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick, Book: Joseph Stein; Producer: Harold Prince

1966 Man of La Mancha - Music: Mitch Leigh, Lyrics: Joe Darion, Book: Dale Wasserman; Producers: Albert W. Seldon and Hal James

1967 Cabaret - Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb, Book: Joe Masteroff, Producer: Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell

1968 Hallelujah, Baby! - Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Book: Arthur Laurents; Producers: Albert Selden, Hal James, Jane C. Nusbaum, and Harry Rigby

1969 1776 - Music and Lyrics: Sherman Edwards, Book: Peter Stone; Producers: Stuart Ostrow

1970 Applause - Music: Charles Strouse, Lyrics: Lee Adams, Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Greene; Producers:Joseph Kipness and Lawrence Kasha

1971 Company - Producer: Harold Prince

1972 Two Gentleman of Verona - Producers: New York Shakespeare Festival - Joseph Papp

1973 A Little Night Music - Producers: Harold Prince

1974 Raisin - Producers: Robert Nemiroff

1975 The Wiz - Producers: Ken Harper

1976 A Chorus Line - Producers: Joseph Papp, New York Shakespeare Festival

1977 Annie - Producers: Lewis Allen, Mike Nichols, Irwin Meyer, and Stephen R. Friedman

1978 Ain't Misbehavin' - Producers: Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor, and Ron Dante

1979 Sweeney Todd - Producers: Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, and Martin Richards

1980 Evita - Producers: Robert Stigwood

1981 42nd Street - Producers: David Merrick

1982 Nine - Producers: Michel Stuart, Harvey J. Klaris, Roger S. Berlind, James M. Nederlander, Francine LeFrak, and Kenneth D. Greenblatt

1983 Cats - Producers: Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company, Inc., David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization

1984 La Cage aux Folles - Producers: Allan Carr, Kenneth D. Greenblatt, Marvin A. Krauss, Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander, Martin Richards, Barry Brown, and Fritz Holt

1985 Big River - Producers: Rocco Landesman, Heidi Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, and Dodger Productions

1986 The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Producer: Joseph Papp

1987 Les Misérables - Producer: Cameron Mackintosh

1988 The Phantom of the Opera - Producers: Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc.

1989 Jerome Robbins' Broadway - Producers: The Shubert Organization, Roger Berlind, Suntory International Corp., Byron Goldman, and Emanuel Azenberg

1990 City of Angels - Producers: Nick Vanoff, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters, Suntory International Corp., and The Shubert Organization

1991 The Will Rogers Follies - Producers: Pierre Cossette, Martin Richards, Sam Crothers, James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane, Max Weitzenhoffer, and Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.

1992 Crazy for You - Producers: Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
1993 Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical - Producers: the Live Entertainment Corp. of Canada/Garth Drabinsky

1994 Passion - Producers: The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin

1995 Sunset Boulevard - Producers: The Really Useful Company

1996 Rent - Producers: Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon, The New York Theatre Workshop

1997 Titanic - Producers: Dodger Endemol Theatricals, Richard S. Pechter, The John F. Kennedy Center

1998 The Lion King - Producer: Disney

1999 Fosse - Producers: Livent (U.S.) Inc.

2000 Contact - Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten

2001 The Producers, the new Mel Brooks Musical - Producers: Rocco Landesman, SFX Theatrical Group, The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F.X. Sillerman, Mel Brooks, James D. Stern, Douglas Meyer

2002 Thoroughly Modern Millie - Producers: Michael Leavitt, Fox Theatricals, Hal Luftig, Stewart F. Lane, James L. Nederlander, Independent Presenters Network, L. Mages/M. Glick, Berinstein/Manocherian/Dramatic Forces, John York Noble, Whoopi Goldberg

2003 Hairspray - Producers: Margo Lion, Adam Epstein, The Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson, SEL & GFO, New Line Cinema, Clear Channel Entertainment, A. Gordon, E. McAllister, D. Harris, M. Swinsky, J. & B. Osher

2004 Avenue Q - Producers: Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre, The New Group

2005 Monty Python's Spamalot - Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Élan V. McAllister, Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, Clear Channel Entertainment

2006 Jersey Boys - Producers: Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Latitude Link, Rick Steiner (Osher/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group)
2007 Spring Awakening - Producers: Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Atlantic Theater Company, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky, Cindy and Jay Gutterman, Joe McGinnis, Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions, CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau, Terry Schnuck, Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois, Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney, Tamara Tunie, Joe Cilibrasi, StyleFour Productions

2008 In The Heights - Producers: Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper

2009 Billy Elliot, The Musical - Producers: Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions, Weinstein Live Entertainment
2010 Memphis - Producers: Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions, Richard Winkler, Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner, Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle, Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson, Memphis Orpheum Group, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Vijay and Sita Vashee

2011 The Book of Mormon - Producers: Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Important Musicals LLC, Stephanie P. McClelland, Kevin Morris, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Stuart Thompson

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