Awards for The King and I

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The following tables list the major theatre awards and nominations received with respect to major market productions of the musical The King and I, by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The musical premiered on March 29, 1951 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. The musical won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Gertrude Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Yul Brynner). It played for 1,246 performances.[1] A London run and U.S. national tour followed,[2] and subsequent productions have earned further theatre awards.[3]

Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
1952 Tony Award Best Musical Won [3]
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Gertrude Lawrence Won
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Yul Brynner Won
Best Scenic Design Jo Mielziner Won
Best Costume Design Irene Sharaff Won

1977 Broadway revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical Nominated [4]
Outstanding Actor in a Musical Yul Brynner Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Musical Angela Lansbury (1978) Nominated

1979 London revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
1979 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical Virginia McKenna Won [5]

1985 Broadway revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
1985 Tony Award Special Tony Award Yul Brynner Won [3]
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Mary Beth Peil Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Mitch Leigh Nominated

1996 Broadway revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
1996 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Won [3]
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Lou Diamond Phillips Nominated
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Donna Murphy Won
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Joohee Choi Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Renshaw Nominated
Best Scenic Design Brian Thomson Won
Best Costume Design Roger Kirk Won
Best Lighting Design Nigel Levings Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won [6]
Outstanding Actor in a Musical Lou Diamond Phillips Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Musical Donna Murphy Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Renshaw Won
Outstanding Set Design Brian Thomson Won
Outstanding Costume Design Roger Kirk Won
Outstanding Lighting Design Nigel Levings Nominated
Theatre World Award Joohee Choi Won [6]
Lou Diamond Phillips Won

2000 London revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
2001 Laurence Olivier Award Outstanding Musical Production Nominated [7]
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Taewon Yi Kim Nominated
Best Set Design Brian Thomson Nominated
Best Costume Design Roger Kirk Nominated

2015 Broadway revival[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref
2015 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Won [8]
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Ken Watanabe Nominated
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Kelli O'Hara Won
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Ruthie Ann Miles Won
Best Direction of a Musical Bartlett Sher Nominated
Best Scenic Design Michael Yeargan Nominated
Best Costume Design Catherine Zuber Won
Best Lighting Design Donald Holder Nominated
Best Choreography Christopher Gattelli Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won [9]
Outstanding Sound Design Scott Lehrer Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Runs on Broadway", Playbill, December 23, 2012 (compare show names with closing dates at IBDB)
  2. ^ "The King and I Trivia, see March 22, 1954"[permanent dead link], Rodgers and Hammerstein.com, accessed December 26, 2012
  3. ^ a b c d "Search past winners—The King and I". Tony Awards. American Theatre Wing. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ The King and I (1977–1978; awards tab), Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved January 23, 2013
  5. ^ "Olivier Awards – Best Actress Winners" WestEndtheatre.com. Retrieved January 23, 2013
  6. ^ a b The King and I (1996; awards tab), Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved January 23, 2013
  7. ^ "Olivier Winners 2001" WestEndtheatre.com. Retrieved January 23, 2013
  8. ^ McRady, Rachel. "Tony Awards 2015: Complete List of Winners!", Us Weekly magazine, June 7, 2015
  9. ^ List of nominations Archived 2015-04-25 at the Wayback Machine.