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List Rules Film and TV actors who have also won a Tony Award for work in musical theater

List of Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous Hollywood actors have won Tony Awards for their performances in musicals. This all-star group includes several men who have also won Emmy and Oscar Awards. One of the most famous action stars in Hollywood even won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Who is the most famous actor who has won a Tony Award for his work in musical theater? Hugh Jackman tops our list. The X-Men star won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2004 for his portrayal of Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. Matthew Broderick won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical in 1995 for his portrayal of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Nathan Lane won Two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1996, he won for his portrayal of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In 2001, he won for his portrayal of Max Bialystock in The Producers.

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 22 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals
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Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2014 for playing the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, + more

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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 22 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals
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Kevin Kline won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1981 for his portrayal of The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He also won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in 1978 for his portrayal of Bruce Granit in On the Twentieth Century.

Age: 69

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: A Fish Called Wanda, Cry Freedom, Wild Wild West, The Ice Storm

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Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 22 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals
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Age: 57

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Seinfeld, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pretty Woman, Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 22 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals
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Hugh Jackman won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2004 for his portrayal of Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more

Credits: The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men, Les Misérables

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