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Tony Awards for Best Score

Tony Award Winners for Best Score 1947 to the Present


Tony Awards for Best Score

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Tony Awards

The Tony Awards have acknowledged the importance of the Broadway musical since the inception of "The Antoinette Perry Award" in 1947. The naming of the category has not been so consistent. Alternately called the Tony for the Composer, the Composer/Lyricist, Score, the award is now called the Tony Award for Original Musical Score and given to the composer and lyricist of a musical that premiered on Broadway during that season. In some years, an award for the Score was not given.

1947: Composer - Street Scene, Kurt Weill
1949: Composer/Lyricist - Kiss Me Kate, Cole Porter
1950: Score - South Pacific, Richard Rodgers
1951: Outstanding Musical Score - Call Me Madam, Irving Berlin
1962: Composer - No Strings, Richard Rodgers
1963: Composer/Lyricist - Oliver!, Lionel Bart
1964: Composer/Lyricist - Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman
1965: Composer/Lyricist - Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
1966: Composer/Lyricist - Man of La Mancha, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion
1967: Composer/Lyricist - Cabaret, John Kander and Fred Ebb
1968: Composer/Lyricist - Hallelujah, Baby!, Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
1971: Lyrics - Company, Stephen Sondheim ; Score - Company, Stephen Sondheim
1972: Score - Follies, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1973: Score - A Little Night Music, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1974: Score - Gigi, Music: Frederick Loewe, Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
1975: Score - The Wiz, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
1976: Score - A Chorus Line, Music: Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics: Edward Kleban
1977: Score - Annie, Music: Charles Strouse, Lyrics: Martin Charnin
1978: Score - On the Twentieth Century, Music: Cy Coleman, Lyrics: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
1979: Score - Sweeney Todd, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1980: Score - Evita, Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Tim Rice
1981: Score - Woman of the Year, Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb
1982: Score - Nine, Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston
1983: Score - Cats, Music: by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: T.S. Eliot
1984: Score - La Cage aux Folles, Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman
1985: Score - Big River, Music and lyrics: Roger Miller
1986: Score - The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Music and Lyrics: Rupert Holmes
1987: Score - Les Misérables, Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
1988: Score - Into the Woods, Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
1989: Score - none awarded
1990: Score - City of Angels, Music: Cy Coleman, Lyrics: David Zippelv 1991: Score - The Will Rogers Follies, Music: Cy Coleman, Lyrics: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
1992: Score - Falsettos, Music and Lyrics: by William Finn
1993: Score (tie) - Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical, Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb; The Who's Tommy, Music and Lyrics: Pete Townshend
1994: Original Music Score - Passion, Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
1995: Original Musical Score - Sunset Boulevard, Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton
1996: Original Musical Score - Rent, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
1997: Original Musical Score - Titanic, Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston
1998: Original Musical Score - Ragtime, Music: Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
1999: Original Musical Score - Parade, Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
2000: Original Musical Score - Aida, Music: Elton John, Lyrics: Tim Rice
2001: Original Musical Score - The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical, Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks
2002: Original Musical Score - Urinetown The Musical, Music: Mark Hollmann, Lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
2003: Original Musical Score - Hairspray, Music: Marc Shaiman, Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
2004: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Avenue Q, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
2005: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - The Light in the Piazza, Adam Guettel
2006: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - The Drowsy Chaperone, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
2007: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Spring Awakening, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater
2008: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda
2009: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Next to Normal, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
2010: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Memphis, David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, and David Bryan
2011: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - The Book of Mormon, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone

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