Tony Award: Best Actor in a Play

Entertainment Stage

Ties in 1947, 1948 and 1975 Missing: Arthur Hill (1963) * Paul Rogers (1967) * Cliff Gorman (1972) * John Kani (1975) * Winston Ntshona (1975) * John Rubinstein (1980) * George Grizzard (1996) * Stephen Dillane (2000) * Alex Sharp (2015)

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26

1947

Fredric March

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

29

1947

Jose Ferrer

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

10

1948

Paul Kelly

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

20

1948

Basil Rathbone

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

41

1948

Henry Fonda

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

60

1949

Rex Harrison

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

1950

Sidney Blackmer

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

68

1951

Claude Rains

Actor

0% (0 of 3 votes)

30

1952

Jose Ferrer

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

13

1953

Tom Ewell

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

1954

David Wayne

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

31

1955

Alfred Lunt

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

24

1956

Paul Muni

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

1957

Fredric March

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

16

1958

Ralph Bellamy

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

1959

Jason Robards

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

19

1960

Melvyn Douglas

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

22

1961

Zero Mostel

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

25

1962

Paul Scofield

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

59

1964

Alec Guinness

Actor

0% (0 of 3 votes)

37

1965

Walter Matthau

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

1966

Hal Holbrook

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

61

1968

Martin Balsam

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

62

1969

James Earl Jones

Voice Actor

0% (0 of 6 votes)

11

1970

Fritz Weaver

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

8

1971

Brian Bedford

Actor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

53

1972

Cliff Gorman

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

46

1973

Alan Bates

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

23

1974

Michael Moriarty

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

43

1976

John Wood

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

38

1977

Al Pacino

Actor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

18

1978

Barnard Hughes

Actor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

15

1979

Tom Conti

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

51

1980

John Rubinstein

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

1981

Ian McKellen

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

50

1982

Roger Rees

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

69

1983

Harvey Fierstein

Actor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

36

1984

Jeremy Irons

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

1985

Derek Jacobi

Actor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

32

1986

Judd Hirsch

Actor

0% (0 of 3 votes)

63

1987

James Earl Jones

Voice Actor

0% (0 of 6 votes)

70

1988

Ron Silver

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

47

1989

Philip Bosco

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

1990

Robert Morse

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

14

1991

Nigel Hawthorne

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

33

1992

Judd Hirsch

Actor

0% (0 of 3 votes)

42

1993

Ron Leibman

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

64

1994

Stephen Spinella

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

39

1995

Ralph Fiennes

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

3

1997

Christopher Plummer

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

1998

Anthony LaPaglia

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

1999

Brian Dennehy

Actor

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

48

2001

Richard Easton

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

45

2002

Alan Bates

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

6

2003

Brian Dennehy

Actor

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

49

2004

Jefferson Mays

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

65

2005

Bill Irwin

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

58

2006

Richard Griffiths

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

34

2007

Frank Langella

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

67

2008

Mark Rylance

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

35

2009

Geoffrey Rush

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

2010

Denzel Washington

Actor

100% (10 of 10 votes)

66

2011

Mark Rylance

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

4

2012

James Corden

Comedian

60.11% (110 of 183 votes)

56

2013

Tracy Letts

Playwright

0% (0 of 0 votes)

57

2014

Bryan Cranston

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

54

2016

Frank Langella

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

55

2017

Kevin Kline

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

7

2018

Andrew Garfield

Actor

52.27% (69 of 132 votes)

52

2019

Bryan Cranston

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)