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Tony Award for Best Play

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Awarded for
Best Play

Official website

Category of
Tony Award

New York City

First awarded

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United States of America

Presented by
American Theatre Wing The Broadway League

Currently held by
The Humans by Stephen Karam (2016)

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Winners & Nominees
The HumansStephen Karam, The Humans, Winner, EclipsedDanai Gurira, Eclipsed, Nominee, King Charles IIIMike Bartlett, King Charles III, Nominee, The FatherFlorian Zeller, The Father, Nominee, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeSimon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Winner, DisgracedAyad Akhtar, Disgraced, Nominee, Hand to GodRobert Askins, Hand to God, Nominee, Wolf Hall: Part TwoHilary Mantel - Mike Poulton, Wolf Hall: Part Two, Nominee, Wolf Hall: Part OneHilary Mantel - Mike Poulton, Wolf Hall: Part One, Nominee, All The WayRobert Schenkkan, All The Way, Winner, Act OneJames Lapine, Act One, Nominee, Mothers and SonsTerrence McNally, Mothers and Sons, Nominee, Casa ValentinaHarvey Fierstein, Casa Valentina, Nominee, Outside MullingarJohn Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar, Nominee, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Winner, Lucky GuyNora Ephron - David Mirvish - The Shubert Organization -, Lucky Guy, Nominee, The Assembled PartiesManhattan Theatre Club - Richard Greenberg, The Assembled Parties, Nominee, The Testament of MaryColm Tóibín - Broadway Across America - Scott Rudin -, The Testament of Mary, Nominee, Clybourne ParkLincoln Center Theater - Center Theatre Group - Jujamcyn Theaters -, Clybourne Park, Winner, Venus in FurManhattan Theatre Club - Classic Stage Company - David Ives -, Venus in Fur, Nominee, Other Desert CitiesLincoln Center Theater - Jon Robin Baitz - André Bishop -, Other Desert Cities, Nominee, Peter and the StarcatcherLa Jolla Playhouse - New York Theatre Workshop - Hyperion Theatricals -, Peter and the Starcatcher, Nominee

2013 tony award for best play

The Tony Award for Best Play (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theatre, including musical theatre, honoring productions on Broadway in New York City. There was no award in the Tonys' first year. All My Sons has been incorrectly categorized as the Best Play of 1947, but it won the Best Author award for Arthur Miller. The following year Mister Roberts received the first Tony Award as Best Play. The award goes to the authors and the producers of the play.


Scranton native stephen karam accepts tony award for best play for the humans

Award winners

† marks winners of the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


British writer Tom Stoppard has won this award four times, more than any other playwright. Only seven other writers (Arthur Miller, Terrence McNally, Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Yasmina Reza and Peter Shaffer) have won the award more than once, each winning twice.

With ten nominations, Neil Simon has been nominated for the award more than any other playwright. August Wilson, with nine nominations, comes in second, followed by Tom Stoppard (seven nominations), Edward Albee (six nominations), and Arthur Miller (five nominations).

In 1994, Tony Kushner became the first playwright to win consecutive Tony Awards for his two-part Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Terrence McNally repeated this feat the following two years with his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class.


Tony Award for Best Play Wikipedia