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List Rules Film and TV actors who have also won a Tony Award for stage acting

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.

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 39 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Bryan Cranston won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2014for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way.

Age: 59

Birthplace: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 39 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Denzel Washington won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 2010 for his performance as Troy Maxson in Fences.

Age: 63

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 39 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Ian McKellen won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1981 for his performance as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus.

Age: 78

Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 39 Famous Actors Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Kevin Spacey won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1991 for his performance as "Uncle" Louie in Lost in Yonkers.

Age: 58

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

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