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23 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals

Updated June 14, 2019 4.5k views23 items

List RulesFilm 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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  • Santino Fontana won his first Tony in 2019 for portraying Michael Dorsey in Tootsie.

    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
  • Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 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: 47
    • Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 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: 72
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Musicals
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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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