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The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play presented since 1947, is awarded to actors in productions of new or revival plays.


Award winners




Ben GazzaraA Hatful of Rain
Boris KarloffThe Lark
Michael RedgraveTiger at the Gates
Edward G. RobinsonMiddle of the Night
Maurice EvansThe Apple Cart
Wilfred Hyde-WhiteThe Reluctant Debutante
Eric PortmanSeparate Tables
Ralph RichardsonThe Waltz of the Toreadors
Cyril RitchardVisit to a Small Planet
Richard BurtonTime Remembered
Hugh GriffithLook Homeward, Angel
Laurence OlivierThe Entertainer
Anthony PerkinsLook Homeward, Angel
Peter UstinovRomanoff and Juliet
Emlyn WilliamsA Boy Growing Up
Cedric HardwickeA Majority of One
Alfred LuntThe Visit
Christopher PlummerJ.B.
Cyril RitchardThe Pleasure of His Company
Robert StephensEpitaph for George Dillon


Lee TracyThe Best Man
Jason Robards, Jr.Toys in the Attic
Sidney PoitierA Raisin in the Sun
George C. ScottThe Andersonville Trial
Hume CronynBig Fish, Little Fish
Sam LeveneThe Devil's Advocate
Anthony QuinnBecket
Fredric MarchGideon
John MillsRoss
Donald PleasenceThe Caretaker
Charles BoyerLord Pengo
Paul FordNever Too Late
Bert LahrThe Beauty Part
Richard BurtonHamlet
Albert FinneyLuther
Jason Robards, Jr.After the Fall
John GielgudTiny Alice
Donald PleasencePoor Bitos
Jason RobardsHughie
Roland CulverIvanov
Donal Donnelly and Patrick Bedford – Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Nicol WilliamsonInadmissible Evidence
Hume CronynA Delicate Balance
Donald MaddenBlack Comedy
Donald MoffatRight You Are and The Wild Duck
Albert FinneyA Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Milo O'SheaStaircase
Alan WebbI Never Sang for My Father
Art CarneyLovers
Alec McCowenHadrian the Seventh
Donald PleasenceThe Man in the Glass Booth


James CocoThe Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Frank GrimesBorstal Boy
Stacy KeachIndians
John GielgudHome
Alec McCowenThe Philanthropist
Ralph RichardsonHome
Tom AldredgeSticks and Bones
Donald PleasenceWise Child
Jason RobardsThe Country Girl
Jack AlbertsonThe Sunshine Boys
Wilfrid Hyde-WhiteThe Jockey Club Stakes
Paul SorvinoThat Championship Season
Zero MostelUlysses in Nighttown
Jason RobardsA Moon for the Misbegotten
George C. ScottUncle Vanya
Nicol WilliamsonUncle Vanya
Jim DaleScapino
Peter FirthEquus
Henry FondaClarence Darrow
Ben GazzaraHughie and Duet
John WoodSherlock Holmes
Moses GunnThe Poison Tree
George C. ScottDeath of a Salesman
Donald SindenHabeas Corpus
Tom CourtenayOtherwise Engaged
Ben GazzaraWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ralph RichardsonNo Man's Land
Hume CronynThe Gin Game
Frank LangellaDracula
Jason RobardsA Touch of the Poet
Philip AnglimThe Elephant Man
Jack LemmonTribute
Alec McCowenSt. Mark's Gospel


Charles BrownHome
Gerald Hiken – Strider
Judd HirschTalley's Folly
Tim CurryAmadeus
Roy DotriceA Life
Jack WestonThe Floating Light Bulb
Tom CourtenayThe Dresser
Milo O'SheaMass Appeal
Christopher PlummerOthello
Jeffrey DeMunnK2
Edward HerrmannPlenty
Tony Lo BiancoA View from the Bridge
Calvin LevelsOpen Admissions
Rex HarrisonHeartbreak House
Ian McKellenIan McKellen Acting Shakespeare
Jim DaleA Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Jonathan HoganAs Is
John LithgowRequiem for a Heavyweight
Hume CronynThe Petition
Ed HarrisPrecious Sons
Jack LemmonLong Day's Journey into Night
Philip BoscoYou Never Can Tell
Richard KileyAll My Sons
Alan RickmanLes Liaisons Dangereuses
Derek JacobiBreaking the Code
John LithgowM. Butterfly
Robert ProskyA Walk in the Woods
Mikhail BaryshnikovMetamorphosis
Victor GarberLend Me a Tenor
Bill IrwinLargely New York


Charles S. DuttonThe Piano Lesson
Dustin HoffmanThe Merchant of Venice
Tom HulceA Few Good Men
Peter FrechetteOur Country's Good
Tom McGowanLa Bête
Courtney B. VanceSix Degrees of Separation
Alan AldaJake's Women
Alec BaldwinA Streetcar Named Desire
Brian BedfordTwo Shakespearean Actors
  • 1993 - Ron LeibmanAngels in America: Millennium Approaches
K. Todd Freeman – The Song of Jacob Zulu
Liam NeesonAnna Christie
Stephen ReaSomeone Who'll Watch Over Me
Brian BedfordTimon of Athens
Christopher PlummerNo Man's Land
Sam WaterstonAbe Lincoln in Illinois
Brian BedfordThe Molière Comedies
Roger ReesIndiscretions
Joe Sears – A Tuna Christmas
Philip BoscoMoon Over Buffalo
George C. ScottInherit the Wind
Martin ShawAn Ideal Husband
Brian BedfordLondon Assurance
Michael GambonSkylight
Antony SherStanley
Richard BriersThe Chairs
John LeguizamoFreak
Alfred Molina'Art'
Brian F. O'ByrneThe Lonesome West
Corin RedgraveNot About Nightingales
Kevin SpaceyThe Iceman Cometh


Gabriel ByrneA Moon for the Misbegotten
Philip Seymour HoffmanTrue West
John C. ReillyTrue West
David SuchetAmadeus
Seán Campion – Stones in His Pockets
Conleth HillStones in His Pockets
Brian Stokes MitchellKing Hedley II
Gary SiniseOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Billy CrudupThe Elephant Man
Liam NeesonThe Crucible
Alan RickmanPrivate Lives
Jeffrey WrightTopdog/Underdog
Brian BedfordTartuffe
Eddie IzzardA Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Paul NewmanOur Town
Stanley TucciFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Simon Russell BealeJumpers
Kevin KlineHenry IV
Frank LangellaMatch
Christopher PlummerKing Lear
Philip BoscoTwelve Angry Men
Billy CrudupThe Pillowman
James Earl JonesOn Golden Pond
Brían F. O'ByrneDoubt
Ralph FiennesFaith Healer
Željko IvanekThe Caine Mutiny Court Martial
Oliver PlattShining City
David WilmotThe Lieutenant of Inishmore
Boyd GainesJourney's End
Brían F. O'ByrneThe Coast of Utopia
Christopher PlummerInherit the Wind
Liev SchreiberTalk Radio
Ben DanielsLes Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence FishburneThurgood
Rufus SewellRock 'n' Roll
Patrick StewartMacbeth
Jeff DanielsGod of Carnage
Raúl EsparzaSpeed-the-Plow
James GandolfiniGod of Carnage
Thomas Sadoskireasons to be pretty

Award records

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