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1981 Tony Award Winners - Browse by Year

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Year Category Nominee Show Nom
1981 Best Book of a Musical Peter Stone Woman of the Year Award winner
1981 Best Book of a Musical Michael Stewart 42nd Street Production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Book of a Musical Mark Bramble 42nd Street production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Book of a Musical Monty Norman The Moony Shapiro Songbook
1981 Best Book of a Musical Julian More The Moony Shapiro Songbook
1981 Best Book of a Musical Mary Kyte Tintypes
1981 Best Choreography Gower Champion 42nd Street production took place the previous year. Award winner
1981 Best Choreography Graciela Daniele The Pirates of Penzance
1981 Best Choreography Henry le Tan Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Choreography Donald McKayle Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Choreography Michael Smuin Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Choreography Roland Petit Can-Can
1981 Best Costume Design Willa Kim Sophisticated Ladies Award winner
1981 Best Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge 42nd Street production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Costume Design John Bury Amadeus production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Costume Design Franca Squarciapino Can-Can
1981 Best Direction of a Musical Wilford Leach The Pirates of Penzance Award winner
1981 Best Direction of a Musical Gower Champion 42nd Street Production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Direction of a Musical Robert Moore Woman of the Year
1981 Best Direction of a Musical Michael Smuin Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Direction of a Play Peter Hall Amadeus Production took place the previous year. Award winner
1981 Best Direction of a Play Peter Coe A Life production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Direction of a Play Marshall W. Mason Fifth of July production took place the previous year
1981 Best Direction of a Play Austin Pendleton The Little Foxes
1981 Best Lighting Design John Bury Amadeus production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Lighting Design Tharon Musser 42nd Street production took place the previous year
1981 Best Lighting Design Dennis Parichy Fifth of July production took place the previous year
1981 Best Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical David Merrick 42nd Street production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Musical Roger S. Berlind Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical Manheim Fox Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical Sondra Gilman Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical Burton L. Litwin Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical Louise Westergaard Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Musical Richmond Crinkley Tintypes
1981 Best Musical Larry J. Silva Tintypes
1981 Best Musical Eve Skina Tintypes
1981 Best Musical Joan F. Tobin Tintypes
1981 Best Musical Lawrence Kasha Woman of the Year
1981 Best Musical David S. Landay Woman of the Year
1981 Best Musical James M. Nederlander Woman of the Year
1981 Best Musical Claire Nichtern Woman of the Year
1981 Best Musical Carole J. Shorenstein Woman of the Year
1981 Best Musical Stewart F. Lane Woman of the Year
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre John Kander Woman of the Year Award winner
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Fred Ebb Woman of the Year Award winner
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Charles Strouse Charlie and Algernon producer, production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre David Rogers Charlie and Algernon producer, production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Al Kasha Copperfield
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Joel Hirschhorn Copperfield
1981 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Lance Mulcahy Shakespeare's Cabaret
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Hinton Battle Sophisticated Ladies Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony Azito The Pirates of Penzance production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Paxton Whitehead Camelot
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Brian Backer The Floating Light Bulb Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Tom Aldredge The Little Foxes
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Adam Redfield A Life production took place the previous year.
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Shepperd Strudwick To Grandmother's House We Go
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Kevin Kline The Pirates of Penzance Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gregory Hines Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical George Rose The Pirates of Penzance
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Martin Vidnovic Brigadoon
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Ian McKellen Amadeus production took place the previous year. Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Tim Curry Amadeus production took place the previous year
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Roy Dotrice A Life production took place the previous year
1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Jack Weston The Floating Light Bulb
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Marilyn Cooper Woman of the Year Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Phyllis Hyman Sophisticated Ladies
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Wanda Richert 42nd Street production took place the previous year
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Lynne Thigpen Tintypes
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Fifth of July production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Maureen Stapleton The Little Foxes
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Jessica Tandy Rose
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Zoe Wanamaker Piaf
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Lauren Bacall Woman of the Year Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Meg Bussert Brigadoon
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Chita Rivera Bring Back Birdie
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Linda Ronstadt The Pirates of Penzance
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Jane Lapotaire Piaf Award winner
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Glenda Jackson Rose
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Eva Le Gallienne To Grandmother's House We Go
1981 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Elizabeth Taylor The Little Foxes
1981 Best Play Peter Shaffer Amadeus Award winner
1981 Best Play The Shubert Organization Amadeus production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Play Elizabeth I. McCann Amadeus production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Play Nelle Nugent Amadeus production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Play Roger S. Berlind Amadeus production took place the previous year Award winner
1981 Best Play Athol Fugard A Lesson From Aloes
1981 Best Play Jay J. Cohen A Lesson From Aloes producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Richard Press A Lesson From Aloes producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Louis Bush Hager Associates A Lesson From Aloes producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Yale Repertory Theater A Lesson From Aloes producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Hugh Leonard A Life producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Lester Osterman A Life producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Richard Horner A Life
1981 Best Play Hinks Shimberg A Life producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Freydberg-Cutler-Diamond Productions A Life producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Lanford Wilson Fifth of July producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Jerry Arrow Fifth of July producer, production took place the previous year
1981 Best Play Robert Lussier Fifth of July producer, production took place the previous year