The Full Wiki

Tony Award for Best Original Score: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. The score consists of music and lyrics. To be eligible, a score must be written specifically for the theatre and must be original; compilations of non-theatrical music or compilations of earlier theatrical music are not eligible for consideration.

The award has undergone a number of minor changes. In 1947, 1950, 1951, and 1962, the award went to the composer only. Otherwise, the award has gone to the composer and lyricist for their combined contributions, except for 1971 when the two awards were split (although Stephen Sondheim won both, for Company).


Awards and nominations




  • 1960: no award
  • 1961: no award
  • 1969: no award


  • 1970: no award
  • 1975: The Wiz by Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics)
    • Letter for Queen Victoria by Alan Lloyd (music & lyrics)
    • Shenandoah by Gary Geld (music) and Peter Udell (lyrics)
    • The Lieutenant by Gene Curty (music & lyrics), Nitra Scharfman (music & lyrics) and Chuck Strand (music & lyrics)




Multiple winners

7 wins: Stephen Sondheim
3 wins: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman, Andrew Lloyd Webber
2 wins: Richard Rodgers, Jerry Herman, Maury Yeston, Tim Rice

External links

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address