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Tony Award for Best Musical

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Awarded for
Best Musical

Currently held by
Hamilton (2016)

First awarded

New York City

Official website

Category of
Tony Award

United States of America

Presented by
American Theatre Wing The Broadway League

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Winners & Nominees
HamiltonThe Public Theater - Jeffrey Seller - Jill Furman -, Hamilton, Winner, Bright Star, Bright Star, Nominee, WaitressAmerican Repertory Theater - Jam Theatricals - Norton Herrick -, Waitress, Nominee, School of RockAndrew Lloyd Webber - Warner Music Group - Access Industries -, School of Rock, Nominee, Shuffle Along - or - the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Shuffle Along - or - the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Nominee, Fun HomeThe Public Theater - Oskar Eustis - Carole Shorenstein Hays -, Fun Home, Winner, Something Rotten!Jujamcyn Theaters - Robert Greenblatt - Kevin McCollum -, Something Rotten!, Nominee, The Visit, The Visit, Nominee, An American in Paris, An American in Paris, Nominee, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Winner, After Midnight, After Midnight, Nominee, AladdinHyperion Theatricals - Thomas Schumacher, Aladdin, Nominee, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Nominee, Kinky Boots, Kinky Boots, Winner, Bring It On: The MusicalBeacon Pictures - Charlie Lyons - Armyan Bernstein -, Bring It On: The Musical, Nominee, Matilda the MusicalRoyal Shakespeare Company - Dodger Properties, Matilda the Musical, Nominee, A Christmas Story: The MusicalPeter Billingsley - Patricia Flicker Addiss - Michael Filerman -, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Nominee, OnceBarbara Broccoli - New York Theatre Workshop - The Shubert Organization -, Once, Winner, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Nominee, Leap of Faith, Leap of Faith, Nominee, NewsiesHyperion Theatricals - Thomas Schumacher, Newsies, Nominee

The Tony Awards are yearly awards that recognize achievement in live Broadway theatre. The award for Best Musical is one of the ceremony's longest-standing awards, having been presented each year since 1949. The awards goes to the producers of the musical. This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Musical.


Winners and nominees

† marks winners of the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Accumulated records as of 2016:

  • Hamilton holds the record as the most-nominated production in Tony history, with 16 nominations. The Producers is the most-winning show, triumphing in 12 categories including Best Musical.
  • The Sound of Music and Fiorello! are the only two musicals to date to have ever tied for the Best Musical award (in 1960).
  • Passion is the shortest-running winner, with 280 performances.
  • The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running Best Musical winner, with 16 previews and 12,078 performances as of 5 February 2017.
  • Hallelujah, Baby! is the only show thus far to have won the Tony Award for Best Musical after closing.
  • Fun Home is the first musical written entirely by women to win the Tony Award as Best Musical.
  • References

    Tony Award for Best Musical Wikipedia