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Best Musical Tony Award Winners by Playbill

November 01, 2016 by Alyssa

Every year since 1949, the Tony Awards have bestowed the title of Best Musical on Broadway to dozens of excellent productions. From Kiss Me, Kate to Cabaret to Fun Home, the Best Musical Tony winners have kept audiences laughing, crying, and singing for decades.

Below is the full chronological list of shows that have won the Tony Award for Best Musical featured alongside the original production's Playbill.

Best Musical Tony Award Winners: 1949-2016


Kiss Me Kate 1949
South Pacific 1950
Guys and Dolls 1951
The King and I 1952
Wonderful Town 1953
Kismet 1954
The Pajama Game 1955
Damn Yankees 1956
My Fair Lady 1957
The Music Man 1958
Redhead 1959
Fiorello! 1960-Tie
The Sound of Music 1960-Tie
Bye Bye Birdie 1961
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1962
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1963
Hello Dolly 1964
Fiddler on the Roof 1965
Man of La Mancha 1966
Cabaret 1967
Hallelujah Baby! 1968
1,776 1969
Applause 1970
Company 1971
Two Gentlemen of Verona 1972
A Little Night Music 1973
Raisin 1974
The Wiz 1975
A Chorus Line 1976
Annie 1977
Ain't Misbehavin' 1978
Sweeney Todd 1979
Evita 1980
42nd Street 1981
Nine 1982
Cats 1983
La Cage aux Folles 1984
Big River 1985
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1986
Les Misérables 1987
The Phantom of the Opera 1988
Jerome Robbins' Broadway 1989
City of Angels 1990
The Will Rogers Follies 1991
Crazy for You 1992
Kiss of the Spider Woman 1993
Passion 1994
Sunset Boulevard 1995
Rent 1996
Titanic 1997
The Lion King 1998
Fosse 1999
Contact 2000
The Producers 2001
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2002
Hairspray 2003
Avenue Q 2004
Monty Python's Spamalot 2005
Jersey Boys 2006
Spring Awakening 2007
In the Heights 2008
Billy Elliot 2009
Memphis 2010
The Book of Mormon 2011
Once 2012
Kinky Boots 2013
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder 2014
Fun Home 2015
Hamilton 2016

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