List of Tony Award and Olivier Award winning musicals

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The following is a list of musicals that have won the Tony Award or Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. Highlighted shows are running on either Broadway or West End as of December 2014.

Title Year Music Lyrics Book Tony Olivier Notes
Ain't Misbehavin' 1978 Fats Waller various Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby, Jr. 1978
Annie 1977 Charles Strouse Martin Charnin Thomas Meehan 1977 Nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning seven.
Applause 1970 Charles Strouse Lee Adams Betty Comden, Adolph Green 1970 Nominated for ten Tonys, winning four, including Best Actress for Lauren Bacall, her musical debut.
Avenue Q 2003 Jeff Marx Robert Lopez Jeff Whitty 2004
Beauty and the Beast 1994 Alan Menken Howard Ashman, Tim Rice Linda Woolverton 1998
Big River 1984 Roger Miller Miller William Hauptman 1985 Nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning seven.
Billy Elliot the Musical 2005 Elton John Lee Hall Hall 2009 2006 Nominated for fifteen Tony Awards, winning ten.
Blood Brothers 1983 Willy Russell Russell Russell 1983 Nominated for seven Tony Awards.
The Book of Mormon 2011 Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone Parker, Lopez, Stone Parker, Lopez, Stone 2011 2014 Nominated for fourteen Tony Awards, winning nine.
Bye Bye Birdie 1960 Charles Strouse Lee Adams Michael Stewart 1961 Nominated for seven Tonys, winning four, including Best Actor for Dick Van Dyke.
Cabaret 1966 John Kander Fred Ebb Joe Masteroff 1967 The 1998 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival. The 1972 film adaptation became popular.
La Cage aux Folles 1983 Jerry Herman Herman Harvey Fierstein 1984 The Broadway revival in both 2004 and 2010 won the Tony for Best Revival. The West End 2008 revival won the Olivier Award for Best Revival.
Candide 1956 Leonard Bernstein Richard Wilbur Hugh Wheeler 1988
Carmen Jones 1943 Georges Bizet Oscar Hammerstein II Hammerstein 1992
Caroline, or Change 2003 Jeanine Tesori Tony Kushner Kushner 2007
Cats 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber T. S. Eliot Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn 1983 1981 It was the longest-running Broadway musical in history, until it was surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera.
A Chorus Line 1975 Marvin Hamlisch Edward Kleban James Kirkwood, Jr., Nicholas Dante 1976 1976 It was the longest-running Broadway musical in history, until it was surpassed by Cats.
City of Angels 1989 Cy Coleman David Zippel Larry Gelbart 1990 1994
The Comedy of Errors 1976 Guy Woolfenden Trevor Nunn Nunn, based on William Shakespeare 1977
Company 1970 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim George Furth 1971 Nominated for twelve Tonys, winning six. The Broadway revival in 2007 won the Tony for Best Revival.
Contact 1999 various John Weidman, Susan Stroman 2000 Nominated for six Tonys, winning four. A "dance play", the musical has no lyrics and used pre-recorded music.
Crazy for You 1992 George Gershwin Ira Gershwin Ken Ludwig 1992 1993 Nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning three.
Damn Yankees 1955 Richard Adler Jerry Ross George Abbott, Douglass Wallop 1956 Nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning seven.
Drood 1985 Rupert Holmes Holmes Holmes 1986 Nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning five.
Evita 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice Rice 1980 1978 Nominated for eleven Tonys, winning seven; last collaboration on a musical between Lloyd Webber and Rice.
Fiddler on the Roof 1964 Jerry Bock Sheldon Harnick Joseph Stein 1965 Nominated for ten Tonys, winning nine; longest-running Broadway musical in history, until it was surpassed by Grease.
Fiorello! 1959 Jerry Bock Sheldon Harnick George Abbott, Jerome Weidman 1960 It won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Follies 1971 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim James Goldman 1987
42nd Street 1980 Harry Warren Al Dubin Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble 1981 1984 The Broadway revival in 2001 won the Tony for Best Revival.
Fosse 1999 various various 1999 This was a revue.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1962 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart 1963 Nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning six.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder 2014 Steven Lutvak Robert L. Freedman, Lutvak Freedman 2014 Nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning four.
Guys and Dolls 1950 Frank Loesser Loesser Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows 1951 It won all five Tonys for which it was nominated. The 1955 film adaptation became popular.
Hairspray 2002 Marc Shaiman Scott Wittman, Shaiman Thomas Meehan 2003 2008 Nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning eight.
Hallelujah, Baby! 1967 Jule Styne Betty Comden, Adolph Green Arthur Laurents 1968
Hello, Dolly! 1964 Jerry Herman Herman Michael Stewart 1964 Nominated for eleven Tonys, winning ten. The West End revival in 2009 won the Olivier for Best Revival.
Honk! 1992 George Stiles Anthony Drewe Drewe 2000
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1961 Frank Loesser Loesser Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert 1962 Nominated for eight Tonys, winning seven. It won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
In the Heights 2007 Lin-Manuel Miranda Miranda Quiara Alegría Hudes 2008 Nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four.
Jerome Robbins' Broadway 1989 various various 1989 This revue was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning five.
Jerry Springer: The Opera 2003 Stewart Lee, Richard Thomas 2004 Nominated for eight Olivier Awards, winning four.
Jersey Boys 2005 Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe Gaudio, Crewe Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice 2006 2009 Nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning four.
Jolson 1995 various various Francis Essex, Rob Bettinson 1996
Kat and the Kings 1998 Taliep Petersen David Kramer Kramer 1999 The cast collectively won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
The King and I 1951 Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II Hammerstein 1952 It won all five Tonys for which it was nominated. The 1956 film adaptation became popular.
Kinky Boots 2013 Cyndi Lauper Lauper Harvey Fierstein 2013 Nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning six.
Kismet 1953 Alexander Borodin Robert Wright, George Forrest Wright, Forrest 1954
Kiss Me, Kate 1948 Cole Porter Porter Samuel and Bella Spewack 1949 The Broadway revival in 2000 won the Tony Award for Best Revival.
Kiss of the Spider Woman 1992 John Kander Fred Ebb Terrence McNally 1993
Legally Blonde 2009 Nell Benjamin, Laurence O'Keefe Benjamin, O'Keefe Heather Hach 2011
Les Misérables 1980 Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer 1987 Nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning eight.
The Lion King 1997 Elton John Tim Rice Roger Allers, Irene Mecchi 1998 Nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning six.
A Little Night Music 1973 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim Hugh Wheeler 1973 Nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning six.
Man of La Mancha 1965 Mitch Leigh Joe Darion Dale Wasserman 1966 Nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning five.
Martin Guerre 1996 Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil, Stephen Clarke Boublil, Schönberg 1997
Matilda the Musical 2011 Tim Minchin Minchin Dennis Kelly 2012
Me and My Girl 1937 Noel Gay Douglas Furber, L. Arthur Rose Furber, Rose 1985
Memphis 2003 David Bryan Bryan, Joe DiPietro DiPietro 2010
Merrily We Roll Along 1981 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim George Furth 2001
The Music Man 1957 Meredith Willson Willson Willson 1958 Nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning five.
My Fair Lady 1956 Frederick Loewe Alan Jay Lerner Jay Lerner 1957 Nominated for nine Tonys, winning six; longest-running Broadway musical until it was surpassed by Fiddler. The 1964 film adaptation became popular.
Nine 1982 Maury Yeston Yeston Arthur Kopit 1982 The Broadway revival in 2003 won the Tony Award for Best Revival.
Once 2012 Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová Hansard, Irglová Enda Walsh 2012
Once on This Island 1990 Stephen Flaherty Lynn Ahrens Ahrens 1995
Our House 2003 Madness Madness Tim Firth 2003
The Pajama Game 1954 Richard Adler Jerry Ross George Abbott, Richard Pike Bissell 1955 The Broadway revival in 2006 won the Tony Award for Best Revival.
Passion 1994 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim James Lapine 1994 It is the shortest-running Tony winner in history.
The Phantom of the Opera 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber Charles Hart Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe 1988 1986 Nominated for nine Tonys, winning seven; longest-running Broadway production in history.
Poppy 1982 Monty Norman Peter Nichols Nichols 1982
The Producers 2001 Mel Brooks Brooks Brooks, Thomas Meehan 2001 2005 The most Tony Awards in history, winning twelve awards out of fifteen nominations.
Raisin 1973 Judd Woldin Robert Brittan Robert Nemiroff, Charlotte Zaltzberg 1974
Redhead 1959 Albert Hague Dorothy Fields Dorothy, Herbert Fields, Sidney Sheldon, David Shaw 1959
Rent 1996 Jonathan Larson Larson Larson 1996 Nominated for ten Tonys, winning four; it also won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Return to the Forbidden Planet 1989 various various Bob Carlton 1989
1990
1776 1969 Sherman Edwards Edwards Peter Stone 1969
Songbook 1979 Monty Norman Norman, Julian Moore Norman, Moore 1979
The Sound of Music 1959 Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse 1960 Nominated for seven Tonys, winning five; the 1965 film adaptation became popular.
South Pacific 1949 Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II Hammerstein, Joshua Logan 1950 Ten Tony nominations, winning all ten and the Pulitzer; the 2008 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival and six other Tonys out of eleven nominations.
Spamalot 2005 John DuPrez, Eric Idle Idle Idle 2005 Nominated for fourteen Tony Awards, winning three.
Spring Awakening 2006 Duncan Sheik Steven Sater Sater 2007 2010 Nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning eight.
Sunday in the Park with George 1984 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim James Lapine 1991 It won the 1985 Pulitzer. The 2006 West End revival won the Olivier for Best Revival.
Sunset Boulevard 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber Don Black, Christopher Hampton Hampton, Black 1995 Nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning seven.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1979 Stephen Sondheim Sondheim Hugh Wheeler 1979 1980 The West End revivals in 1993 and 2012 won their respective Olivier Awards for Best Revival.
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2002 Jeanine Tesori, Arthur Sullivan Dick Scanlan Richard Morris, Scanlan 2002 Nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning six.
Titanic 1997 Maury Yeston Yeston Peter Stone 1997
Top Hat 2012 Irving Berlin Berlin Matthew White, Howard Jacques 2013
Two Gentlemen of Verona 1971 Galt MacDermot John Guare Guare, Mel Shapiro 1972
The Will Rogers Follies 1991 Cy Coleman Betty Comden, Adolph Green Peter Stone 1991
The Wiz 1975 Charlie Smalls Smalls William F. Brown 1975 Nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning seven.
Wonderful Town 1953 Leonard Bernstein Betty Comden, Adolph Green Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov 1953 It won all five Tony Awards for which it was nominated.

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