Tony Award for Best Author

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Tony Award for
Best Author
Awarded for Best Author
Location United States New York City
Country United States of America
Presented by American Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held by Neil Simon for The Odd Couple and Joseph Stein for Fiddler on the Roof (1965)
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The Tony Award for Best Author is a now retired category once presented to playwrights, authors and librettists of theatrical plays and musicals. Only eight awards were presented from 1947 to 1965, and is often grouped with the category Best Book of a Musical.

Winners and nominees[edit]

  indicates the winner


Year Author Production
1st Tony Awards
Arthur Miller All My Sons
2nd Tony Awards
Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan Mister Roberts
3rd Tony Awards
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman
Samuel and Bella Spewack Kiss Me, Kate


Year Author Production
1960 – 1961 N/A
16th Tony Awards
Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michael Stewart and Helen Deutsch Carnival!
17th Tony Awards
Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Lionel Bart Oliver!
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley Stop the World – I Want to Get Off
Neil Simon Little Me
18th Tony Awards
Michael Stewart Hello, Dolly!
Noël Coward and Harry Kurnitz The Girl Who Came to Supper
Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin High Spirits
Joe Masteroff She Loves Me
19th Tony Awards
Neil Simon The Odd Couple
Joseph Stein Fiddler on the Roof
Edward Albee Tiny Alice
Frank D. Gilroy The Subject Was Roses
Murray Schisgal Luv

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