List of Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Plays ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous Hollywood actors have won Tony Awards for their performances in plays. This all-star group includes several men who have also won Emmy and Oscar Awards. One famous actor even earned three Tony Awards for his work in plays.
Who is the most famous actor who as won a Tony award for his performance in a play? Denzel Washington tops our list. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 2010 for his performance as Troy Maxson in Fences. Al Pacino won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1977 for his performance as Pavlo Hummel in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. He also won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1969 for his performance as Bickham in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?.
Frank Langella won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. He also won two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his portrayals of Leslie in Seascape (1975) and Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov in Fortune's Fool (2002). Alan Arkin won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1963 for his portrayal of David Kolowitz in Enter Laughing.Are you surprised that so many famous actors have won Tony Awards for their work in plays? Share your thoughts in the comments section.