tony awards 18 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals  

Celebrity Lists
3.2k views 19 items

List Rules Famous film and TV actresses who have also won a Tony Award for work in musical theater

List of Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals. Several famous Hollywood actresses have won Tony Awards for their performances in musicals. This all-star group includes several women who have also won Emmy and Oscar Awards. One famous actress even earned four Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical.

Who is the most famous actress who won a Tony Award for her performance in a musical? Catherine Zeta-Jones tops our list. She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2010 for her performance as Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Vivien Leigh won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1963 for her performance as Tatiana in Tovarich.

Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury has won four Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. She won for her performances as Mame Dennis in Mame (1966), Countess Aurelia in Dear World (1969), Mama Rose in Gypsy (1975) and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (1979). Kristin Chenoweth won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1999 for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Are you surprised that so many famous actresses have won Tony Awards for their performances in musicals? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals
Photo: via Reddit
Catherine Zeta-Jones won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2010 for her performance as Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#22 on The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#96 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#49 on The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

#70 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

see more on Catherine Zeta-Jones

Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals
Photo: via Pinterest
Lauren Bacall won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical.  In 1970, she won for her performance as Margo Channing in Applause. In 1981, she won for her performance as Tess Harding in Woman of the Year.

Age: Died at 90 (1924-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#95 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#30 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#60 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#17 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

see more on Lauren Bacall

Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals
Photo: via Wikimedia
Glenn Close won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1994 for her performance as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.  She has also won two Tonys for Best Actress in a Play, in 1984 and 1992.

Age: 71

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Also Ranked

#82 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#18 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#16 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#71 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

see more on Glenn Close

Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Musicals
Photo: via Reddit
Liza Minnelli won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical.  In 1965, she won for her performance as Flora Mezaros in Flora the Red Menace. In 1978, she won for her performance as Michelle Craig in The Act.

Age: 72

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Also Ranked

#64 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#47 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

#28 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#36 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

see more on Liza Minnelli