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Tony Awards for Best Play

From 1947 to the Present


Tony Awards for Best Play

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Tony Awards

1947 All My Sons – Author: Arthur Miller

1948 Mister Roberts - Author: Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan; Producer: Leland Hayward

1949 Death of a Salesman - Author: Arthur Miller; Producers: (Dramatic) - Kermit Bloomgarden and Walter Fried

1950 The Cocktail Party by T; S; Eliot/ Producers: Gilbert Miller

1951 The Rose Tattoo - Author: Tennessee Williams; Producers: Cheryl Crawford

1952 The Fourposter - Author: Jan de Hartog

1953 The Crucible - Author: Arthur Miller; Producers: Kermit Bloomgarden

1954 The Teahouse of the August Moon - Author: John Patrick; Producers: Maurice Evans and George Schaefer

1955 The Desperate Hours - Author: Joseph Hayes; Producers: Howard Erskine and Joseph Hayes

1956 The Diary of Anne Frank - Author: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Producers: Kermit Bloomgarden

1957 Long Day's Journey Into Night - Author: Eugene O'Neill; Producers: Leigh Connell, Theodore Mann, and José Quintero

1958 Sunrise At Campobello - Author: Dore Schary; Producers: Lawrence Langner, Theresa Helburn, Armina Marshall and Dore Schary

1959 J. B. - Author: Archibald MacLeish; Producers: Alfred de Liagre, Jr.

1960 The Miracle Worker - Author: William Gibson; Producers: Fred Coe

1961 Becket - Author: Jean Anouilh, translated by Lucienne Hill; Producers: David Merrick

1962 A Man for All Seasons - Author: Robert Bolt; Producers: Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

1963 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Author: Edward Albee; Producers: Theatre 1963, Richard Barr, and Clinton Wilder

1964 Luther - Author: John Osborne; Producer: David Merrick. The Deputy - Producer: Herman Shumlin

1965 The Odd Couple - Author: Neil Simon; The Subject Was Roses - Frank Gilroy; Producers: Edgar Lansbury

1965 Luv - Producer: Claire Nichtern

1966 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 - Author: Peter Weiss, English translation: Geoffrey Skelton; Producer: David Merrick Arts Foundation

1967 The Homecoming - Author: Harold Pinter; Producers: Alexander H. Cohen

1968 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Author: Tom Stoppard; Producers: the David Merrick Arts Foundation

1969 The Great White Hope - Author: Howard Sackler; Producers: Herman Levin

1970 Borstal Boy - Author: Frank McMahon; Producers: Michael McAloney and Burton C; Kaiser

1971 Sleuth - Author: Anthony Shaffer; Producers: Helen Bonfils, Morton Gottlieb, and Michael White

1972 Sticks and Bones - Author: David Rabe; Producers: New York Shakespeare Festival - Joseph Papp

1973 That Championship Season - Author: Jason Miller; Producers: the New York Shakespeare Festival--Joseph Papp

1974 The River Niger - Author: Joseph A; Walker; Producers: Negro Ensemble Co; , Inc.

1975 Equus - Author: Peter Shaffer; Producers: Kermit Bloomgarden and Doris Cole Abrahams

1976 Travesties - Author: Tom Stoppard; Producers: David Merrick, Doris Cole Abrahams, and Burry Fredrik in association with S; Spencer Davids and Eddie Kulukundis

1977 The Shadow Box - Author: Michael Cristofer; Producers: Allan Francis, Ken Marsolais, Lester Osterman, and Leonard Soloway

1978 Da - Author: Hugh Leonard; Producers: Lester Osterman, Marilyn Strauss, and Marc Howard

1979 The Elephant Man - Author: Bernard Pomerance; Producers: Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I; McCann, and Nelle Nugent

1980 Children of a Lesser God - Author: Mark Medoff; Producers: Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization, Dasha Epstein, and Ron Dante

1981 Amadeus - Author: Peter Shaffer; Producers: The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, and Roger S. Berlind

1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Author: David Edgar; Producers: James M; Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth I; McCann, and Nelle Nugent

1983 Torch Song Trilogy - Author: Harvey Fierstein; Producers: Kenneth Waissman, Martin Markinson, Lawrence Lane, John Glines, BetMar, and Donald Tick

1984 The Real Thing - Author: Tom Stoppard; Producers: Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization, Icarus Productions, Byron Goldman, Ivan Bloch, Roger Berlind, and Michael Codron

1985 Biloxi Blues - Author: Neil Simon; Producers: Emanuel Azenberg, and the Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

1986 I'm Not Rappaport - Author: Herb Gardner; Producers: James Walsh, Lewis Allen, and Martin Heinfling

1987 Fences - Author: August Wilson; Producers: Carole Shorenstein Hays and The Yale Repertory Theatre

1988 M; Butterfly - Author: David Henry Hwang; Producers: Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen

1989 The Heidi Chronicles - Author: Wendy Wasserstein; Producers: The Shubert Organization, Suntory International Corp., James Walsh, and Playwrights Horizons

1990 The Grapes of Wrath - Author: Frank Galati; Producers: The Shubert Organization, Steppenwolf Theater Co., Suntory International Corp, and Jujamcyn Theaters

1991 Lost in Yonkers - Author: Neil Simon; Producers: Emanuel Azenberg

1992 Dancing at Lughnasa - Author: Brian Friel; Producers: Noel Pearson, Bill Kenwright, and Joseph Harris

1993 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches - Author: Tony Kushner; Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Mark Taper Forum/Gordon Davidson, Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, Frederick Zollo, and Herb Alpert

1994 Angels in America: Perestroika - Author: Tony Kushner; Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Mark Taper Forum/Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director with Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B; Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, and Frederick Zollo, in association with The New York Shakespeare Festival, Mordecai/Cole Productions and Herb Alpert

1995 Love! Valour! Compassion! - Author: Terrence McNally; Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, and Jujamcyn Theatres

1996 Master Class - Author: Terrence McNally; Producers: Robert Whitehead, Lewis Allen, Spring Sirkin

1997 The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Author: Alfred Uhry; Producers: Jane Harmon, Nina Keneally, Liz Oliver

1998 Art - Author: Yasmina Reza; Producers: David Pugh, Sean Connery, Joan Cullman

1999 Side Man - Author: Warren Leight; Producers: Weissberger Theater Group, Jay Harris, Peter Manning, Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Ellen Richard, Ron Kastner, James Cushing, Joan Stein

2000 Copenhagen - Author: Michael Frayn; Producers: Michael Codron, Lee Dean, The Royal National Theatre, James M. Nederlander, Roger Berlind, Scott Rudin, Elizabeth I. McCann, Ray Larsen, Jon B. Platt, Byron Goldman, Scott Nederlander

2001 Proof - David Auburn; Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Roger Berlind, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Jujamcyn Theaters, Ostar Enterprises, Daryl Roth, Stuart Thompson

2002 Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? - Edward Albee; Producers: Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Daryl Roth, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Terry Allen Kramer, Scott Rudin, Bob Boyett, Scott Nederlander, Sine/ZPI

2003 Take Me Out - Richard Greenberg; Producers: Carole Shorenstein Hays, Frederick DeMann, The Donmar Warehouse and The Public Theater

2004 I Am My Own Wife - Author: Doug Wright; Producers: Delphi Productions, Playwrights Horizons

2005 Doubt - Author: John Patrick Shanley; Producers: Carole Shorenstein Hays, MTC Productions, Inc., Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Roger Berlind, Scott Rudin

2006 The History Boys - Author: Alan Bennett; Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, Roger Berlind, Debra Black, Eric Falkenstein, Roy Furman, Jam Theatricals, Stephanie P. McClelland, Judith Resnick, Scott Rudin, Jon Avnet/Ralph Guild, Dede Harris/Mort Swinsky, The National Theatre of Great Britain

2007 The Coast of Utopia - Author: Tom Stoppard; Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob Boyett

2008 August: Osage County - Author: Tracy Letts; Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler, Jerry Frankel, Ostar Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, The Weinstein Company, Debra Black/Daryl Roth, Ronald & Marc Frankel/Barbara Freitag, Rick Steiner/Staton Bell Group, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company

2009 God of Carnage - Author: Yasmina Reza; Producers: Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company, The Shubert Organization

2010 Red - Author: John Logan; Producers: Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P; McClelland, Matthew Byam Shaw, Neal Street, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, The Donmar Warehouse

2011 War Horse - Author: Nick Stafford; Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, National Theatre of Great Britain, Nicholas Hytner, Nick Starr, Bob Boyett, War Horse LP

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