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26 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Plays  

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

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

Who is the most famous actress who won a Tony Award for a play? Scarlett Johansson tops our list. She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 2010 for her performance as Catherine in A View from the Bridge. Glen Close won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play. In 1984 she won for her performance as Annie in The Real Thing and in 1992 she won for her performance as Paulina Salas Escobar in Death and the Maiden.

Academy Award winning actress Jessica Tandy won three Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play for her performances as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1948), Fonsia Dorsey in The Gin Game (1978) and Annie Nations in Foxfire (1983). Fargo actress Frances McDormand won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2011 for her performance as Margie Walsh in Good People.

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Elaine May is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Elaine May won her first Tony in 2019 for Best Leading Actress in a Play for her work as the Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother in The Waverly Gallery.

Age: 87

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Scarlett Johansson won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 2010 for her performance as Catherine in A View from the Bridge.

Age: 34

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

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Audrey Hepburn won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play in 1954 for playing the title character in Ondine. She is one of very few people who has won the coveted EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

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Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Famous Actresses Who Won Tonys for Plays
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Mary-Louise Parker won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2001 for her performance as Catherine in Proof.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, United States of America

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