Tony Award for Best Orchestrations

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Tony Award for
Best Orchestrations
Awarded for Best Orchestrations
Location United States New York City
Country United States of America
Presented by American Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held by Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton (2016)
Official website

The Tony Award for Best Orchestrations is awarded to acknowledge the contributions of musical orchestrators in both musicals and plays. The award has been given since 1997.

Winners and nominees[edit]

  indicates the winner


Year Orchestrator Production
51st Tony Awards
Jonathan Tunick Titanic
Michael Gibson Steel Pier
Luther Henderson Play On!
Don Sebesky and Harold Wheeler The Life
52nd Tony Awards
William David Brohn Ragtime
Robert Elhai, Bruce Fowler and David Metzger The Lion King
Michael Gibson Cabaret
Stanley Silverman The Capeman
53rd Tony Awards
Douglas Besterman and Ralph Burns Fosse
David Cullen Swan Lake
Don Sebesky Parade
Harold Wheeler Little Me


Year Orchestrator Production
54th Tony Awards
Don Sebesky Kiss Me, Kate
Doug Besterman The Music Man
Jonathan Tunick Marie Christine
Harold Wheeler Swing!
55th Tony Awards
Doug Besterman The Producers
Larry Hochman A Class Act
Jonathan Tunick Follies
Harold Wheeler The Full Monty
56th Tony Awards
Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns Thoroughly Modern Millie
Benny Andersson, Martin Koch and Björn Ulvaeus Mamma Mia!
William David Brohn Sweet Smell of Success
Bruce Coughlin Urinetown
57th Tony Awards
Billy Joel and Stuart Malina Movin' Out
Nicholas Kitsopoulos La bohème
Jonathan Tunick Nine
Harold Wheeler Hairspray
58th Tony Awards
Michael Starobin Assassins
Paul Bogaev Bombay Dreams
William David Brohn Wicked
Larry Hochman Fiddler on the Roof
59th Tony Awards
Bruce Coughlin, Adam Guettel and Ted Sperling The Light in the Piazza
Larry Hochman Monty Python's Spamalot
Jonathan Tunick Pacific Overtures
Harold Wheeler Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
60th Tony Awards
Sarah Travis Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Larry Blank The Drowsy Chaperone
Dick Lieb and Danny Troob The Pajama Game
Steve Orich Jersey Boys
61st Tony Awards
Duncan Sheik Spring Awakening
Bruce Coughlin Grey Gardens
Jonathan Tunick LoveMusik
110 in the Shade
62nd Tony Awards
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman In the Heights
Jason Carr Sunday in the Park with George
Heidi Rodewald and Stew Passing Strange
Jonathan Tunick A Catered Affair
63rd Tony Awards
Martin Koch Billy Elliot the Musical
Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin Next to Normal
Larry Blank White Christmas
John Clancy and Danny Troob Shrek the Musical


Year Orchestrator Production
64th Tony Awards
David Bryan and Daryl Waters Memphis
Jason Carr La Cage aux Folles
Aaron Johnson Fela!
Jonathan Tunick Promises, Promises
65th Tony Awards
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus The Book of Mormon
Doug Besterman How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Blank and Marc Shaiman Catch Me If You Can
Larry Hochman The Scottsboro Boys
66th Tony Awards
Martin Lowe Once
William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke Porgy and Bess
Bill Elliott Nice Work If You Can Get It
Danny Troob Newsies
67th Tony Awards
Stephen Oremus Kinky Boots
Bryan Crook and Ethan Popp Motown: The Musical
Chris Nightingale Matilda the Musical
Danny Troob Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
68th Tony Awards
Jason Robert Brown The Bridges of Madison County
Doug Besterman Bullets Over Broadway
Steve Sidwell Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jonathan Tunick A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
69th Tony Awards
Christopher Austin, Bill Elliott and Don Sebesky An American in Paris
John Clancy Fun Home
Larry Hochman Something Rotten!
Rob Mathes The Last Ship
70th Tony Awards
Alex Lacamoire Hamilton
August Eriksmoen Bright Star
Larry Hochman She Loves Me
Daryl Waters Shuffle Along

Award Records[edit]

Mutliple Wins[edit]

3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple Nominations[edit]

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