Tony Award For Best Direction of A Musical
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Tony Award For Best Direction of A Musical
Tony Award for
Best Direction of a Musical
Awarded forBest Direction of a Musical
LocationNew York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byRachel Chavkin for Hadestown (2019)

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Prior to 1960, category for direction included plays and musicals.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner





Year Director Production
34th Tony Awards
Harold Prince Evita
Ernest Flatt and Rudy Tronto Sugar Babies
Joe Layton Barnum
Tommy Tune A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
35th Tony Awards
Wilford Leach The Pirates of Penzance
Gower Champion 42nd Street
Robert Moore Woman of the Year
Michael Smuin Sophisticated Ladies
36th Tony Awards
Tommy Tune Nine
Michael Bennett Dreamgirls
Martin Charnin The First
Tony Tanner Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
37th Tony Awards
Trevor Nunn Cats
Michael Kahn Show Boat
Ivan Reitman Merlin
Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh My One and Only
38th Tony Awards
Arthur Laurents La Cage aux Folles
James Lapine Sunday in the Park with George
Richard Maltby Jr. Baby
Vivian Matalon The Tap Dance Kid
39th Tony Awards
Des McAnuff Big River
Barbara Damashek Quilters
Mitch Leigh The King and I
Harold Prince Grind
40th Tony Awards
Wilford Leach The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Bob Fosse Big Deal
Hector Orezzoli and Claudio Segovia Tango Argentino
Richard Maltby Jr. Song and Dance
41st Tony Awards
John Caird and Trevor Nunn Les Misérables
Brian Macdonald The Mikado
Trevor Nunn Starlight Express
Mike Ockrent Me and My Girl
42nd Tony Awards
Harold Prince The Phantom of the Opera
James Lapine Into the Woods
Mbongeni Ngema Sarafina!
Jerry Zaks Anything Goes
43rd Tony Awards
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Larry Carpenter Starmites
Hector Orezzoli and Claudio Segovia Black and Blue
Peter Mark Schifter Welcome to the Club


Year Director Production
44th Tony Awards
Tommy Tune Grand Hotel
Michael Blakemore City of Angels
Trevor Nunn Aspects of Love
Susan H. Schulman Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
45th Tony Awards
Tommy Tune The Will Rogers Follies
Graciela Daniele Once on This Island
Nicholas Hytner Miss Saigon
Eleanor Reissa Those Were the Days
46th Tony Awards
Jerry Zaks Guys and Dolls
James Lapine Falsettos
Mike Ockrent Crazy for You
George C. Wolfe Jelly's Last Jam
47th Tony Awards
Des McAnuff The Who's Tommy
Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson Blood Brothers
Michael Kidd The Goodbye Girl
Harold Prince Kiss of the Spider Woman
48th Tony Awards
Nicholas Hytner Carousel
Scott Ellis She Loves Me
James Lapine Passion
Robert Jess Roth Beauty and the Beast
49th Tony Awards
Harold Prince Show Boat
Des McAnuff How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Trevor Nunn Sunset Boulevard
Jerry Zaks Smokey Joe's Cafe
50th Tony Awards
George C. Wolfe Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Michael Greif Rent
Christopher Renshaw The King and I
Jerry Zaks A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
51st Tony Awards
Walter Bobbie Chicago
Michael Blakemore The Life
Scott Ellis Steel Pier
Julie Taymor Juan Darién
52nd Tony Awards
Julie Taymor The Lion King
Scott Ellis 1776
Frank Galati Ragtime
Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes Cabaret
53rd Tony Awards
Matthew Bourne Swan Lake
Richard Maltby Jr. and Ann Reinking Fosse
Michael Mayer You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Harold Prince Parade



Year Director Production
64th Tony Awards
Terry Johnson La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Ashley Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge Ragtime
Bill T. Jones Fela!
65th Tony Awards
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Rob Ashford How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes
Susan Stroman The Scottsboro Boys
66th Tony Awards
John Tiffany Once
Jeff Calhoun Newsies
Kathleen Marshall Nice Work If You Can Get It
Diane Paulus Porgy and Bess
67th Tony Awards
Diane Paulus Pippin
Scott Ellis The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots
Matthew Warchus Matilda the Musical
68th Tony Awards
Darko Tresnjak A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Warren Carlyle After Midnight
Michael Mayer Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman Violet
69th Tony Awards
Sam Gold Fun Home
Casey Nicholaw Something Rotten!
John Rando On the Town
Bartlett Sher The King and I
Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris
70th Tony Awards
Thomas Kail Hamilton
Michael Arden Spring Awakening
John Doyle The Color Purple
Scott Ellis She Loves Me
George C. Wolfe Shuffle Along
71st Tony Awards
Christopher Ashley Come from Away
Michael Greif Dear Evan Hansen
Rachel Chavkin Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Matthew Warchus Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks Hello, Dolly!
72nd Tony Awards
David Cromer The Band's Visit
Michael Arden Once on This Island
Tina Landau SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher My Fair Lady
73rd Tony Awards
Rachel Chavkin Hadestown
Scott Ellis Tootsie
Daniel Fish Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff Ain't Too Proud
Casey Nicholaw The Prom


Year Director Production
Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Award records

Multiple wins

8 Wins
3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple nominations

Female winners and nominees

Out of 19 women nominated for 29 musicals, only 4 women have won this award for 4 musicals:[1]

Bold represents winner

See also


  1. ^ Clement, Olivia. "Can You Name the 9 Trailblazing Women Who Won Tony Awards for Directing?" Playbill, September 28, 2017
  2. ^ The Lion King Playbill, retrieved September 27, 2017
  3. ^ The Producers Playbill, retrieved September 27, 2017
  4. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Third Time's the Charm: Diane Paulus Receives First Tony Award With Her Third Tony-Winning Revival" Playbill, June 10, 2013

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