Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

The Best Performance by a Featured Actress 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 actresses for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. 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 Actress, 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 Actress in a Play
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing, The Broadway League
Currently held byLaurie Metcalf for Three Tall Women (2018)
WebsiteTonyAwards.com

Winners and nominees

1940s

Year Actress Play Character
1947
1st Tony Awards
Patricia Neal Another Part of the Forest Regina Hubbard
1948
2nd Tony Awards
N/A
1949
3rd Tony Awards
Shirley Booth Goodbye, My Fancy Grace Woods

1950s

Year Actress Play Character
1950
4th Tony Awards
N/A
1951
5th Tony Awards
Maureen Stapleton The Rose Tattoo Serafina Delle Rose
1952
6th Tony Awards
Marian Winters I Am a Camera Natalia Landauer
1953
7th Tony Awards
Beatrice Straight The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
1954
8th Tony Awards
Jo Van Fleet The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts
1955
9th Tony Awards
Patricia Jessel Witness for the Prosecution Romaine Vole
1956
10th Tony Awards
Una Merkel The Ponder Heart Edna Earle Ponder
Diane Cilento Tiger at the Gates Helen of Troy
Anne Jackson Middle of the Night The Daughter
Elaine Stritch Bus Stop Grace Hoylard
1957
11th Tony Awards
Peggy Cass Auntie Mame Agnes Gooch
Anna Massey The Reluctant Debutante Jane Broadbent
Beryl Measor Separate Tables Pat Cooper
Mildred Natwick The Waltz of the Toreadors Mme. St. Pé
Phyllis Neilson-Terry Separate Tables Mrs. Railton-Bell
Diana Van der Vlis The Happiest Millionaire Cordelia Biddle
1958
12th Tony Awards
Anne Bancroft Two for the Seesaw Gittel Mosca
Joan Blondell The Rope Dancers Mrs. Farrow
Brenda de Banzie The Entertainer Phoebe Rice
Mary Fickett Sunrise at Campobello Eleanor Roosevelt
Eileen Heckart The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Lottie Lacey
1959
13th Tony Awards
Julie Newmar The Marriage-Go-Round Katrin Sveg
Maureen Delany God and Kate Murphy Carrie Donovan
Dolores Hart The Pleasure of His Company Jessica Poole
Nan Martin J.B. Sarah
Bertice Reading Requiem for a Nun Nancy Mannigoe

1960s

Year Actress Play Character
1960
14th Tony Awards
Anne Revere Toys in the Attic Anna Berniers
Leora Dana The Best Man Alice Russell
Jane Fonda There Was a Little Girl Toni Newton
Sarah Marshall Goodbye Charlie Rusty Mayerling
Juliet Mills Five Finger Exercise Pamela Harrington
1961
15th Tony Awards
Colleen Dewhurst All the Way Home Mary Follet
Eileen Heckart Invitation to a March DeeDee Grogan
Tresa Hughes The Devil's Advocate Nina Sanduzzi
Rosemary Murphy Period of Adjustment Dorothea Bates
1962
16th Tony Awards
Elizabeth Ashley Take Her, She's Mine Mollie Michaelson
Zohra Lampert Look: We've Come Through Jennifer Lewison
Janet Margolin Daughter of Silence Anna Albertini
Pat Stanley Sunday in New York Eileen Taylor
1963
17th Tony Awards
Sandy Dennis A Thousand Clowns Sandra Markowitz
Melinda Dillon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey
Alice Ghostley The Beauty Part Various Characters
Zohra Lampert Mother Courage and Her Children Kattrin
1964
18th Tony Awards
Barbara Loden After the Fall Maggie
Rosemary Murphy Any Wednesday Dorothea Cleves
Kate Reid Dylan Caitlin Thomas
Diana Sands Blues for Mister Charlie Juanita
1965
19th Tony Awards
Alice Ghostley The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Mavis Parodus Bryson
Rae Allen Traveller Without Luggage Juliette
Alexandra Berlin All in Good Time Violet Fitton
Carolan Daniels Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Rosie
1966
20th Tony Awards
Zoe Caldwell Slapstick Tragedy Polly
Glenda Jackson Marat/Sade Charlotte Corday
Mairin D. O'Sullivan Philadelphia, Here I Come! Madge Mulhern
Brenda Vaccaro Cactus Flower Toni Simmons
1967
21st Tony Awards
Marian Seldes A Delicate Balance Julia
Camila Ashland Black Comedy Miss. Furnival
Brenda Forbes The Loves of Cass McGuire Trilbe Costello
Maria Tucci The Rose Tattoo Rosa Delle Rose
1968
22nd Tony Awards
Zena Walker A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Sheila
Pert Kelton Spofford Mrs. Punck
Ruth White The Birthday Party Meg
Eleanor D. Wilson Weekend Mrs. Andrews
1969
23rd Tony Awards
Jane Alexander The Great White Hope Eleanor Bachman
Diane Keaton Play It Again, Sam Linda Christie
Lauren Jones Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Linda
Anna Manahan Lovers Hanna Wilson

1970s

Year Actress Play Character
1970
24th Tony Awards
Blythe Danner Butterflies Are Free Jill Tanner
Alice Drummond The Chinese and Dr. Fish Mrs. Lee
Eileen Heckart Butterflies Are Free Mrs. Baker
Linda Lavin Last of the Red Hot Lovers Elaine Navazio
1971
25th Tony Awards
Rae Allen And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little Fleur Stein
Lili Darvas Les Blancs Madame Neilsen
Joan Van Ark The School for Wives Agnes
Mona Washbourne Home Marian
1972
26th Tony Awards
Elizabeth Wilson Sticks and Bones Harriet
Cara Duff-MacCormick Moonchildren Shelly
Mercedes McCambridge The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks Lucy Lake
Frances Sternhagen The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Mavis Parodus Bryson
1973
27th Tony Awards
Leora Dana The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Elizabeth Edwards
Maya Angelou Look Away Elizabeth Keckley
Katherine Helmond The Great God Brown Margaret
Penelope Windust Elizabeth I Elizabeth I
1974
28th Tony Awards
Frances Sternhagen The Good Doctor Various Characters
Regie Baff Veronica's Room Susan
Fionnula Flanagan Ulysses in Nighttown Various Characters
Charlotte Moore Chemin de Fer Sophie
Roxie Roker The River Niger Mattie Williams
1975
29th Tony Awards
Rita Moreno The Ritz Googie Gomez
Linda Miller Black Picture Show Jane
Geraldine Page Absurd Person Singular Marion
Carole Shelley Jane
Elizabeth Spriggs London Assurance Lady Gay Spanker
Frances Sternhagen Equus Dora Strang
1976
30th Tony Awards
Shirley Knight Kennedy's Children Carla
Mary Beth Hurt Trelawny of the 'Wells' Rose Trelawny
Lois Nettleton They Knew What They Wanted Amy
Meryl Streep 27 Wagons Full of Cotton / A Memory of Two Mondays Flora Meighan
1977
31st Tony Awards
Trazana Beverley For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Lady in Red
Patricia Elliott The Shadow Box Beverly
Rose Gregorio Agnes
Mary McCarty Anna Christie Marthy Owen
1978
32nd Tony Awards
Ann Wedgeworth Chapter Two Faye Medwick
Starletta DuPois The Mighty Gents Rita
Swoosie Kurtz Tartuffe Mariane
Marian Seldes Deathtrap Myra Bruhl
1979
33rd Tony Awards
Joan Hickson Bedroom Farce Delia
Laurie Kennedy Man and Superman Violet Robinson
Susan Littler Bedroom Farce Kate
Mary-Joan Negro Wings Amy

1980s

Year Actress Play Character
1980
34th Tony Awards
Dinah Manoff I Ought to Be in Pictures Libby Tucker
Maureen Anderman The Lady from Dubuque Carol
Pamela Burrell Strider Various Characters
Lois de Banzie Morning's at Seven Myrtle Brown
1981
35th Tony Awards
Swoosie Kurtz Fifth of July Gwen Landis
Maureen Stapleton The Little Foxes Birdie Hubbard
Jessica Tandy Rose Rose's Mother
Zoë Wanamaker Piaf Tione
1982
36th Tony Awards
Amanda Plummer Agnes of God Sister Agnes
Judith Anderson Medea The Nurse
Mia Dillon Crimes of the Heart Babe MaGrath Botrelle
Mary Beth Hurt Meg MaGrath
1983
37th Tony Awards
Judith Ivey Steaming Josie
Elizabeth Franz Brighton Beach Memoirs Kate Jerome
Roxanne Hart Passion Kate
Margaret Tyzack All's Well That Ends Well Countess of Rossillion
1984
38th Tony Awards
Christine Baranski The Real Thing Charlotte
Jo Henderson Play Memory Ruth MacMillan
Dana Ivey Heartbreak House Lady Utterword
Deborah Rush Noises Off Brooke Ashton
1985
39th Tony Awards
Judith Ivey Hurlyburly Bonnie
Joanna Gleason A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Pam
Theresa Merritt Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey
Sigourney Weaver Hurlyburly Darlene
1986
40th Tony Awards
Swoosie Kurtz The House of Blue Leaves Bananas Shaughnessy
Stockard Channing The House of Blue Leaves Bunny Flingus
Bethel Leslie Long Day's Journey into Night Mary Tyrone
Zoë Wanamaker Loot Fay
1987
41st Tony Awards
Mary Alice Fences Rose Maxson
Annette Bening Coastal Disturbances Holly Dancer
Phyllis Newman Broadway Bound Blanche Morton
Carole Shelley Stepping Out Maxine
1988
42nd Tony Awards
L. Scott Caldwell Joe Turner's Come and Gone Bertha Holly
Kimberleigh Aarn Joe Turner's Come and Gone Mattie Cambell
Kate Nelligan Serious Money Various Characters
Kimberly Scott Joe Turner's Come and Gone Molly Cunningham
1989
43rd Tony Awards
Christine Baranski Rumors Chris Gorman
Joanne Camp The Heidi Chronicles Various Characters
Tovah Feldshuh Lend Me a Tenor Maria Merelli
Penelope Ann Miller Our Town Emily Webb

1990s

Year Actress Play Character
1990
44th Tony Awards
Margaret Tyzack Lettice and Lovage Lotte Schoen
Polly Holliday Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Mama Polllitt
S. Epatha Merkerson The Piano Lesson Berniece
Lois Smith The Grapes of Wrath Ma Joad
1991
45th Tony Awards
Irene Worth Lost in Yonkers Grandma Kurnitz
Amelia Campbell Our Country's Good Various Characters
Kathryn Erbe The Speed of Darkness Mary
J. Smith-Cameron Our Country's Good Various Characters
1992
46th Tony Awards
Brid Brennan Dancing at Lughnasa Agnes
Rosaleen Linehan Dancing at Lughnasa Kate Mundy
Cynthia Martells Two Trains Running Risa
Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa Maggie Mundy
1993
47th Tony Awards
Debra Monk Redwood Curtain Geneva Riordan
Kathleen Chalfant Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Hannah Pitt, et al.
Marcia Gay Harden Harper Pitt, et al.
Anne Meara Anna Christie Marthy Owen
1994
48th Tony Awards
Jane Adams An Inspector Calls Sheila Birling
Debra Monk Picnic Rosemary Sydney
Jeanne Paulson The Kentucky Cycle Various Characters
Anne Pitoniak Picnic Helen Potts
1995
49th Tony Awards
Frances Sternhagen The Heiress Lavinia Penniman
Suzanne Bertish The Molière Comedies Lisette
Cynthia Nixon Indiscretions Madeleine Ozeray
Mercedes Ruehl The Shadow Box Beverly
1996
50th Tony Awards
Audra McDonald Master Class Sharon Graham
Viola Davis Seven Guitars Vera
Michele Shay Louise
Lois Smith Buried Child Hallie
1997
51st Tony Awards
Lynne Thigpen An American Daughter Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
Helen Carey London Assurance Lady Gay Spanker
Dana Ivey The Last Night of Ballyhoo Boo Levy
Celia Weston Reba Freitag
1998
52nd Tony Awards
Anna Manahan The Beauty Queen of Leenane Mags Folan
Enid Graham Honour Sophie
Linda Lavin The Diary of Anne Frank Petronella van Daan
Julyana Soelistyo Golden Child Eng Ahn
1999
53rd Tony Awards
Elizabeth Franz Death of a Salesman Linda Loman
Claire Bloom Electra Clytemnestra
Samantha Bond Amy's View Amy Thomas
Dawn Bradfield The Lonesome West Girleen Kelleher

2000s

Year Actress Play Character
2000
54th Tony Awards
Blair Brown Copenhagen Margrethe Bohr
Frances Conroy The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Theo
Amy Ryan Uncle Vanya Sonya Serebryakova
Helen Stenborg Waiting in the Wings Sarita Myrtle
Sarah Woodward The Real Thing Charlotte
2001
55th Tony Awards
Viola Davis King Hedley II Tonya
Johanna Day Proof Claire
Penny Fuller The Dinner Party Gabrielle Buonocelli
Marthe Keller Judgment at Nuremberg Mme. Bertholt
Michele Lee The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Lee Green
2002
56th Tony Awards
Katie Finneran Noises Off Brooke Ashton
Kate Burton The Elephant Man Madge Kendal
Elizabeth Franz Morning's at Seven Aaronetta Gibbs
Estelle Parsons Cora Swanson
Frances Sternhagen Ida Bolton
2003
57th Tony Awards
Michele Pawk Hollywood Arms Louise
Christine Ebersole Dinner at Eight Millicent Jordan
Linda Emond Life x 3 Inez
Kathryn Meisle Tartuffe Elmire
Marian Seldes Dinner at Eight Carlotta Vance
2004
58th Tony Awards
Audra McDonald A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger
Essie Davis Jumpers Dotty
Sanaa Lathan A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger
Margo Martindale Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Momma Pollitt
Daphne Rubin-Vega Anna in the Tropics Conchita
2005
59th Tony Awards
Adriane Lenox Doubt: A Parable Mrs. Muller
Mireille Enos Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey
Heather Goldenhersh Doubt: A Parable Sister James
Dana Ivey The Rivals Mrs. Malaprop
Amy Ryan A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski
2006
60th Tony Awards
Frances de la Tour The History Boys Mrs. Lintott
Tyne Daly Rabbit Hole Nat Corbett
Jayne Houdyshell Well Ann Kron
Alison Pill The Lieutenant of Inishmore Mairead
Zoë Wanamaker Awake and Sing! Bessie Berger
2007
61st Tony Awards
Jennifer Ehle The Coast of Utopia Various Characters
Xanthe Elbrick Coram Boy Various Characters
Dana Ivey Butley Edna Shaft
Jan Maxwell Coram Boy Various Characters
Martha Plimpton The Coast of Utopia Various Characters
2008
62nd Tony Awards
Rondi Reed August: Osage County Mattie Fae Aiken
Sinéad Cusack Rock 'n' Roll Eleanor
Mary McCormack Boeing-Boeing Gretchen
Laurie Metcalf November Clarice Bernstein
Martha Plimpton Top Girls Angie
2009
63rd Tony Awards
Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati
Hallie Foote Dividing the Estate Mary Jo Gordon
Jessica Hynes The Norman Conquests Annie
Marin Ireland reasons to be pretty Steph
Amanda Root The Norman Conquests Sarah

2010s

Year Actress Play Character
2010
64th Tony Awards
Scarlett Johansson A View from the Bridge Catherine Carbone
Maria Dizzia In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) Mrs. Daldry
Rosemary Harris The Royal Family Fanny Cavendish
Jessica Hecht A View from the Bridge Beatrice Carbone
Jan Maxwell Lend Me a Tenor Maria Merelli
2011
65th Tony Awards
Ellen Barkin The Normal Heart Dr. Emma Brookner
Edie Falco The House of Blue Leaves Bananas Shaughnessy
Judith Light Lombardi Marie Lombardi
Joanna Lumley La Bête The Princess
Elizabeth Rodriguez The Motherfucker with the Hat Veronica
2012
66th Tony Awards
Judith Light Other Desert Cities Silda Grauman
Linda Emond Death of a Salesman Linda Loman
Spencer Kayden Don't Dress for Dinner Suzette
Celia Keenan-Bolger Peter and the Starcatcher Molly Aster
Condola Rashād Stick Fly Cheryl
2013
67th Tony Awards
Judith Light The Assembled Parties Faye
Carrie Coon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey
Shalita Grant Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Cassandra
Judith Ivey The Heiress Lavinia Penniman
Condola Rashād The Trip to Bountiful Thelma
2014
68th Tony Awards
Sophie Okonedo A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger
Sarah Greene The Cripple of Inishmaan Helen McCormack
Celia Keenan-Bolger The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield
Anika Noni Rose A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger
Mare Winningham Casa Valentina Rita
2015
69th Tony Awards
Annaleigh Ashford You Can't Take It with You Essie Carmichael
Patricia Clarkson The Elephant Man Madge Kendal
Lydia Leonard Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2 Anne Boleyn
Sarah Stiles Hand to God Jessica
Julie White Airline Highway Tanya
2016
70th Tony Awards
Jayne Houdyshell The Humans Deirdre Blake
Pascale Armand Eclipsed Bessie
Megan Hilty Noises Off Brooke Ashton
Andrea Martin Dotty Otley
Saycon Sengbloh Eclipsed Helena
2017
71st Tony Awards
Cynthia Nixon The Little Foxes Birdie Hubbard
Johanna Day Sweat Tracey
Jayne Houdyshell A Doll's House, Part 2 Anne Marie
Condola Rashād Emmy Helmer
Michelle Wilson Sweat Cynthia
2018
72nd Tony Awards
Laurie Metcalf Three Tall Women B
Susan Brown Angels in America Hannah Pitt, et al.
Noma Dumezweni Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Hermione Granger
Deborah Findlay The Children Hazel
Denise Gough Angels in America Harper Pitt, et al.

Win total

2 Wins

Nomination total

5 Nominations
4 Nominations
3 Nominations
2 Nominations

Character win total

2 Wins
  • Ruth Younger from A Raisin in the Sun

Character nomination total

3 Nominations
  • Brooke Ashton from Noises Off
  • Honey from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2 Nominations
  • Bananas Shaughnessy from The House of Blue Leaves
  • Beneatha Younger from A Raisin in the Sun
  • Beverly from The Shadow Box
  • Big Mama Pollitt from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Birdie Hubbard from The Little Foxes
  • Charlotte from The Real Thing
  • Hannah Pitt (and others) from Angels in America
  • Harper Pitt (and others) from Angels in America
  • Lady Gay Spanker from London Assurance
  • Lavinia Penniman from The Heiress
  • Linda Loman from Death of a Salesman
  • Madge Kendal from The Elephant Man
  • Maria Merelli from Lend Me a Tenor
  • Marthy Owen from Anna Christie
  • Mavis Parodus Bryson from The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
  • Ruth Younger from A Raisin in the Sun

Trivia

References

  1. ^ Kirkley, Donald (April 21, 1968). "Operation Frenzy Before the Tony Awards". The Baltimore Sun. p. T2. Retrieved December 24, 2011. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Simons, Linda Keir (1994). The Performing Arts: a Guide to the Reference Literature. ABC-CLIO. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-87287-982-9.
  3. ^ Gelb, Arthur (April 1, 1956). "Popularizing the Tony Awards". The New York Times. Retrieved January 14, 2011. (subscription required)

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