Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

The Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actors for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year."[1] Originally called the Tony Award for Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic), it was later changed to its current title in 1976. Before 1956, nominees' names were not made public. The change was made by the awards committee to "have a greater impact on theatregoers".[2][3]

Tony Award for
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byNathan Lane for Angels in America (2018)

Winners and nominees


Year Actor Play Character
3rd Tony Awards
Arthur Kennedy Death of a Salesman Biff Loman


Year Actor Play Character
4th Tony Awards
5th Tony Awards
Eli Wallach The Rose Tattoo Alvaro Mangiacavallo
6th Tony Awards
John Cromwell Point of No Return John Gray
7th Tony Awards
John Williams Dial M for Murder Inspector Hubbard
8th Tony Awards
John Kerr Tea and Sympathy Tom Robinson Lee
9th Tony Awards
Francis L. Sullivan Witness for the Prosecution Sir Wilfrid Robats, Q.C.
10th Tony Awards
Ed Begley Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady
Anthony Franciosa A Hatful of Rain Polo Pope
Andy Griffith No Time for Sergeants Will Stockdale
Anthony Quayle Tamburlaine the Great Tamburlaine
Fritz Weaver The Chalk Garden Maitland
11th Tony Awards
Frank Conroy The Potting Shed Father William Callifer
Eddie Mayehoff A Visit to a Small Planet General Tom Powers
William Podmore Separate Tables Mr. Fowler
Jason Robards Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone, Jr.
12th Tony Awards
Henry Jones Sunrise At Campobello Louis McHenry Howe
Sig Arno Time Remembered Ferdinand
Theodore Bikel The Rope Dancers Dr. Jacobson
Pat Hingle The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Rubin Flood
George Relph The Entertainer Billy Rice
13th Tony Awards
Charlie Ruggles The Pleasure of His Company Mackenzie Savage
Marc Connelly Tall Story Professor Charles Osman
George Grizzard The Disenchanted Shep Stearns
Walter Matthau Once More, with Feeling! Maxwell Archer
Robert Morse Say, Darling Ted Snow
George C. Scott Comes a Day Tydings Glenn


Year Actor Play Character
14th Tony Awards
Roddy McDowall The Fighting Cock Tarquin Edward Mendigales
Warren Beatty A Loss of Roses Kenny
Harry Guardino One More River Pompey
Rip Torn Sweet Bird of Youth Tom Junior
Lawrence Winters The Long Dream Tyree Tucker
15th Tony Awards
Martin Gabel Big Fish, Little Fish Basil Smythe
Philip Bosco The Rape of the Belt Heracles
Eduardo Ciannelli The Devil's Advocate Aurelio
George Grizzard Big Fish, Little Fish Ronnie Johnson
16th Tony Awards
Walter Matthau A Shot in the Dark Benjamin Beaurevers
Godfrey Cambridge Purlie Victorious Gitlow Judson
Joseph Campanella A Gift of Time Daniel Stein
Paul Sparer Ross Auda Abu Tayi
17th Tony Awards
Alan Arkin Enter Laughing David Kolowitz
Barry Gordon A Thousand Clowns Nick Burns
Paul Rogers Photo Finish Reginald Kinsale, Esq.
Frank Silvera The Lady of the Carnellias M. Duval
18th Tony Awards
Hume Cronyn Hamlet Polonius
Lee Allen Marathon '33 Patsy
Michael Dunn The Ballad of the Sad Café Cousin Lyman
Larry Gates A Case of Libel Boyd Bendix
19th Tony Awards
Jack Albertson The Subject Was Roses John Cleary
Murray Hamilton Absence of a Cello Otis Clifton
Martin Sheen The Subject Was Roses Timmy Cleary
Clarence Williams III Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Randall
20th Tony Awards
Patrick Magee Marat/Sade Marquis de Sade
Burt Brinckerhoff Cactus Flower Igor
Larry Haines Generation Stan Herman
Eamon Kelly Philadelphia, Here I Come! S. B. O'Donnell
21st Tony Awards
Ian Holm The Homecoming Lenny
Clayton Corzatte The School for Scandal Charles Surface
Stephen Elliott Marat/Sade Mr. Coulmier
Sydney Walker The Wild Duck Lt. Ekdal
22nd Tony Awards
James Patterson The Birthday Party Stanley
Paul Hecht Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead The Player
Brian Murray Rosencrantz
John Wood Guildenstern
23rd Tony Awards
Al Pacino Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Bickham
Richard S. Castellano Lovers and Other Strangers Frank
Tony Roberts Play It Again, Sam Dick Christie
Louis Zorich Hadrian VII Cardinal Ragna


Year Actor Play Character
24th Tony Awards
Ken Howard Child's Play Paul Reese
Joseph Bova The Chinese and Dr. Fish Mr. Lee
Dennis King A Patriot for Me Baron von Epp
25th Tony Awards
Paul Sand Paul Sills' Story Theatre Various Characters
Ronald Radd Abelard and Heloise Gilies de Vannes
Donald Pickering Conduct Unbecoming Capt. Rupert Harper
Ed Zimmermann The Philanthropist Donald
26th Tony Awards
Vincent Gardenia The Prisoner of Second Avenue Harry Edison
Douglas Rain Vivat! Vivat Regina! William Cecil
Lee Richardson Lord Bothwell
Joe Silver Lenny Various Characters
27th Tony Awards
John Lithgow The Changing Room Kenny Kendal
Barnard Hughes Much Ado About Nothing Dogberry
John McMartin Don Juan Sganarelle
Hayward Morse Butley Joseph Keyston
28th Tony Awards
Ed Flanders A Moon for the Misbegotten Phil Hogan
René Auberjonois The Good Doctor Performer
Douglas Turner Ward The River Niger Johnny Williams
Dick Anthony Williams What the Wine-Sellers Buy Rico
29th Tony Awards
Frank Langella Seascape Leslie
Larry Blyden Absurd Person Singular Sidney
Leonard Frey The National Health Barnet
Philip Locke Sherlock Holmes Professor Moriarty
George Rose My Fat Friend Henry
Dick Anthony Williams Black Picture Show Alexander
30th Tony Awards
Edward Herrmann Mrs. Warren's Profession Frank Gardner
Barry Bostwick They Knew What They Wanted Joe
Gabriel Dell Lamppost Reunion Fred Santora
Daniel Seltzer Knock Knock Cohn
31st Tony Awards
Jonathan Pryce Comedians Gethin Price
Bob Dishy Sly Fox Abner Truckle
Joe Fields The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel First Sergeant Tower
Laurence Luckinbill The Shadow Box Brian
32nd Tony Awards
Lester Rawlins Da Drumm
Morgan Freeman The Mighty Gents Zeke
Victor Garber Deathtrap Clifford Anderson
Cliff Gorman Chapter Two Leo Schneider
33rd Tony Awards
Michael Gough Bedroom Farce Ernest
Bob Balaban The Inspector General Óssip
Joseph Maher Spokesong The Trick Cyclist
Edward James Olmos Zoot Suit El Pachuco


Year Actor Play Character
34th Tony Awards
David Rounds Morning's at Seven Homer Bolton
David Dukes Bent Horst
George Hearn Watch on the Rhine Kurt Muller
Earle Hyman The Lady from Dubuque Oscar
Joseph Maher Night and Day Geoffrey Carson
35th Tony Awards
Brian Backer The Floating Light Bulb Paul Pollack
Tom Aldredge The Little Foxes Horace Giddens
Adam Redfield A Life Desmond
Shepperd Strudwick To Grandmother's House We Go Jared
36th Tony Awards
Zakes Mokae "Master Harold"...and the Boys Sam
Richard Kavanaugh The Hothouse Gibbs
Edward Petherbridge The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs
David Threlfall Smike
37th Tony Awards
Matthew Broderick Brighton Beach Memoirs Eugene Jerome
Željko Ivanek Brighton Beach Memoirs Stanley Jerome
George N. Martin Plenty Leonard Darwin
Stephen Moore All's Well That Ends Well Captain Parolles
38th Tony Awards
Joe Mantegna Glengarry Glen Ross Richard Roma
Philip Bosco Heartbreak House Boss Mangan
Robert Prosky Glengarry Glen Ross Shelly Levene
Douglas Seale Noises Off Selsdon Mowbray
39th Tony Awards
Barry Miller Biloxi Blues Arnold Epstein
Charles S. Dutton Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Levee
William Hurt Hurlyburly Eddie
Edward Petherbridge Strange Interlude Charles Marsden
40th Tony Awards
John Mahoney The House of Blue Leaves Artie Shaughnessy
Peter Gallagher Long Day's Journey into Night Edmund Tyrone
Charles Keating Loot McLeavy
Joseph Maher Truscott
41st Tony Awards
John Randolph Broadway Bound Ben
Frankie Faison Fences Gabriel
Jamey Sheridan All My Sons Chris Keller
Courtney B. Vance Fences Cory
42nd Tony Awards
BD Wong M. Butterfly Song Liling
Michael Gough Breaking the Code Dillwyn Knox
Lou Liberatore Burn This Larry
Delroy Lindo Joe Turner's Come and Gone Herald Loomis
43rd Tony Awards
Boyd Gaines The Heidi Chronicles Peter Patrone
Peter Frechette Eastern Standard Drew
Eric Stoltz Our Town George Gibbs
Gordon Joseph Weiss Ghetto The Dummy


Year Actor Play Character
44th Tony Awards
Charles Durning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy
Rocky Carroll The Piano Lesson Lymon
Terry Kinney The Grapes of Wrath Jim Casy
Gary Sinise Tom Joad
45th Tony Awards
Kevin Spacey Lost in Yonkers "Uncle" Louie
Adam Arkin I Hate Hamlet Gary Peter Lefkowitz
Dylan Baker La Bête Prince County
Stephen Lang The Speed of Darkness Lou
46th Tony Awards
Laurence Fishburne Two Trains Running Sterling
Roscoe Lee Browne Two Trains Running Holloway
Željko Ivanek Two Shakespearean Actors John Ryder
Tony Shalhoub Conversations with My Father Charlie
47th Tony Awards
Stephen Spinella Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Prior Walter, et al.
Robert Sean Leonard Candida Eugene Marchbanks
Joe Mantello Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Louis Ironson
Zakes Mokae The Song of Jacob Zulu Rev. Zulu / Mr. X, Itshe
48th Tony Awards
Jeffrey Wright Angels in America: Perestroika Norman "Belize" Arriaga, et al.
Larry Bryggman Picnic Howard Bevans
David Marshall Grant Angels in America: Perestroika Joe Pitt, et al.
Gregory Itzin The Kentucky Cycle Various Characters
49th Tony Awards
John Glover Love! Valour! Compassion! John and James Jeckyll
Stephen Bogardus Love! Valour! Compassion! Gregory Mitchell
Anthony Heald Perry Sellars
Jude Law Indiscretions Michael
50th Tony Awards
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Seven Guitars Canewell
James Gammon Buried Child Dodge
Roger Robinson Seven Guitars Hedley
Reg Rogers Holiday Ned Seton
51st Tony Awards
Owen Teale A Doll's House Torvald Helmer
Terry Beaver The Last Night of Ballyhoo Adolph
Biff McGuire The Young Man From Atlanta Pete Davenport
Brian Murray The Little Foxes Oscar
52nd Tony Awards
Tom Murphy The Beauty Queen of Leenane Ray Dooley
Brían F. O'Byrne The Beauty Queen of Leenane Pato Dooley
Sam Trammell Ah, Wilderness! Richard Miller
Max Wright Ivanov Pavel Lebedev
53rd Tony Awards
Frank Wood Side Man Gene
Kevin Anderson Death of a Salesman Biff Loman
Finbar Lynch Not About Nightingales Jim Allison
Howard Witt Death of a Salesman Charley


Year Actor Play Character
54th Tony Awards
Roy Dotrice A Moon for the Misbegotten Phil Hogan
Kevin Chamberlin Dirty Blonde Various Characters
Daniel Davis Wrong Mountain Maurice Montesor
Derek Smith The Green Bird King Tartaglia
Bob Stillman Dirty Blonde Various Characters
55th Tony Awards
Robert Sean Leonard The Invention of Love A. E. Housman, from ages 18 to 26
Charles Brown King Hedley II Elmore
Larry Bryggman Proof Robert Llewellyn
Michael Hayden Judgment at Nuremberg Oscar Rolfe
Ben Shenkman Proof Hal Dobbs
56th Tony Awards
Frank Langella Fortune's Fool Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov
Biff McGuire Morning's at Seven Theodore Swanson
Brian Murray The Crucible Deputy-Governor Danforth
Sam Robards The Man Who Had All the Luck Gustav Eberson
Stephen Tobolowsky Morning's at Seven Homer Bolton
57th Tony Awards
Denis O'Hare Take Me Out Mason Marzak
Thomas Jefferson Byrd Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Toledo
Philip Seymour Hoffman Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone, Jr.
Robert Sean Leonard Edmund Tyrone
Daniel Sunjata Take Me Out Darren Lemming
58th Tony Awards
Brían F. O'Byrne Frozen Ralph Tate
Tom Aldredge Twentieth Century Matthew Clark
Ben Chaplin The Retreat from Moscow Jamie Reid
Aidan Gillen The Caretaker Mick
Omar Metwally Sixteen Wounded Mahmoud
59th Tony Awards
Liev Schreiber Glengarry Glen Ross Richard Roma
Alan Alda Glengarry Glen Ross Shelly Levene
Gordon Clapp Dave Moss
David Harbour Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nick
Michael Stuhlbarg The Pillowman Michal
60th Tony Awards
Ian McDiarmid Faith Healer Teddy Branson
Samuel Barnett The History Boys David Posner
Domhnall Gleeson The Lieutenant of Inishmore Davey
Mark Ruffalo Awake and Sing! Moe Axelrod
Pablo Schreiber Ralph Berger
61st Tony Awards
Billy Crudup The Coast of Utopia Vissarion Belinsky
Anthony Chisholm Radio Golf Elder Joseph Barlow
Ethan Hawke The Coast of Utopia Michael Bakunin
John Earl Jelks Radio Golf Sterling Johnson
Stark Sands Journey's End Lieut. Raleigh
62nd Tony Awards
Jim Norton The Seafarer Richard Harkin
Bobby Cannavale Mauritius Dennis
Raúl Esparza The Homecoming Lenny
Conleth Hill The Seafarer Ivan Curry
David Pittu Is He Dead? Various Characters
63rd Tony Awards
Roger Robinson Joe Turner's Come and Gone Bynum Walker
John Glover Waiting for Godot Lucky
Zach Grenier 33 Variations Beethoven
Stephen Mangan The Norman Conquests Norman
Paul Ritter Reg


Year Actor Play Character
64th Tony Awards
Eddie Redmayne Red Ken
David Alan Grier Race Henry Brown
Stephen Henderson Fences Jim Bono
Jon Michael Hill Superior Donuts Franco
Stephen Kunken ENRON Andy Fastow
65th Tony Awards
John Benjamin Hickey The Normal Heart Felix Turner
Mackenzie Crook Jerusalem Ginger
Billy Crudup Arcadia Bernard Nightingale
Arian Moayed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Musa
Yul Vázquez The Motherfucker With the Hat Cousin Julio
66th Tony Awards
Christian Borle Peter and the Starcatcher Black Stache
Michael Cumpsty End of the Rainbow Anthony
Tom Edden One Man, Two Guvnors Alfie
Andrew Garfield Death of a Salesman Biff Loman
Jeremy Shamos Clybourne Park Karl / Steve
67th Tony Awards
Courtney B. Vance Lucky Guy Hap Hairston
Danny Burstein Golden Boy Tokio
Richard Kind The Big Knife Marcus Hoff
Billy Magnussen Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Spike
Tony Shalhoub Golden Boy Mr. Bonaparte
68th Tony Awards
Mark Rylance Twelfth Night Countess Olivia
Reed Birney Casa Valentina Charlotte
Paul Chahidi Twelfth Night Maria
Stephen Fry Malvolio
Brian J. Smith The Glass Menagerie Jim O'Connor
69th Tony Awards
Richard McCabe The Audience Harold Wilson
Matthew Beard Skylight Edward Sergeant
K. Todd Freeman Airline Highway Sissy Na Na
Alessandro Nivola The Elephant Man Frederick Treves
Nathaniel Parker Wolf Hall Parts One & Two Henry VIII
Micah Stock It's Only a Play Gus P. Head
70th Tony Awards
Reed Birney The Humans Erik Blake
Bill Camp The Crucible Reverend John Hale
David Furr Noises Off Gary Lejeune
Richard Goulding King Charles III Prince Harry
Michael Shannon Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone, Jr.
71st Tony Awards
Michael Aronov Oslo Uri Savir
Danny DeVito The Price Gregory Solomon
Nathan Lane The Front Page Walter Burns
Richard Thomas The Little Foxes Horace Giddens
John Douglas Thompson Jitney Jim Becker
72nd Tony Awards
Nathan Lane Angels in America Roy Cohn, et al.
Anthony Boyle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Scorpius Malfoy
Michael Cera Lobby Hero Jeff
Brian Tyree Henry William
David Morse The Iceman Cometh Larry Slade

Wins total

2 Wins

Nominations total

3 Nominations
2 Nominations

Character win total

2 Wins

Character nomination total

3 Nominations
2 Nominations



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