Tony Award for Best Director

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Tony Award for
Best Director
Awarded for Best Director
Location New York City
Country United States of America
Presented by American Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held by Elia Kazan for J.B. (1959)
Official website TonyAwards.com

The Tony Award for Best Director was one of the original 11 awards given in 1947 when the Tony Awards originated. The award was presented until 1960 when it was split into two categories: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

  indicates the winner

1940s[edit]

Year Director Production
1947
1st Tony Awards
Elia Kazan All My Sons
1948
2nd Tony Awards
Joshua Logan Mister Roberts
1949
3rd Tony Awards
Elia Kazan Death of a Salesman

1950s[edit]

Year Director Production
1950
4th Tony Awards
Joshua Logan South Pacific
1951
5th Tony Awards
George S. Kaufman Guys and Dolls
1952
6th Tony Awards
José Ferrer The Shrike, The Fourposter and Stalag 17
1953
7th Tony Awards
Joshua Logan Picnic
1954
8th Tony Awards
Alfred Lunt Ondine
1955
9th Tony Awards
Robert Montgomery The Desperate Hours
1956
10th Tony Awards
Tyrone Guthrie The Matchmaker
Joseph Anthony The Lark
Harold Clurman Bus Stop, Pipe Dream and Tiger at the Gates
Tyrone Guthrie The Matchmaker, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Tamburlaine the Great
Garson Kanin The Diary of Anne Frank
Elia Kazan Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Albert Marre The Chalk Garden
Herman Shumlin Inherit the Wind
1957
11th Tony Awards
Moss Hart My Fair Lady
Joseph Anthony A Clearing in the Woods and The Most Happy Fella
Harold Clurman The Waltz of the Toreadors
Peter Glenville Separate Lives
José Quintero Long Day's Journey into Night
1958
12th Tony Awards
Vincent J. Donehue Sunrise at Campobello
Morton DaCosta The Music Man
Peter Hall The Rope Dancers
George Roy Hill Look Homeward, Angel
Elia Kazan The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Arthur Penn Two for the Seesaw
1959
13th Tony Awards
Elia Kazan J.B.
Peter Brook The Visit
Robert Dhery La Plume de Ma Tante
William Gaskill Epitaph for George Dillon
Peter Glenville Rashomon
Cyril Ritchard The Pleasure of His Company
Dore Schary A Majority of One

Award records[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

3 Wins

Multiple nominations[edit]

5 Nominations
3 Nominations
2 Nominations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Tony Awards - - Category by Category" tonyawards.com, accessed June 13, 2016

External links[edit]