Awards & Winners

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

Tony Award

The Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actresses for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year." Originally called the Tony Award for Actress, Supporting or Featured, the award was first presented to Patricia Neal at the 1st Tony Awards for her portrayal of Regina Hubbard in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest. Before 1956, nominees' names were not made public; the change was made by the awards committee to "have a greater impact on theatregoers". The award was renamed in 1976, with Shirley Knight becoming the first winner under the new title for her role as Carla in Robert Patrick's Kennedy's Children. Its most recent recipient is Judith Light, for the role of Faye, in The Assembled Parties.

Check all the winners of Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play presented under Tony Award since 1947 .

Sophie Okonedo

Honored for : A Raisin In The Sun

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sarah Greene The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo A Raisin In The Sun
Anika Noni Rose A Raisin In The Sun
Mare Winningham Casa Valentina

Judith Light

Honored for : The Assembled Parties

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Judith Light The Assembled Parties
Judith Ivey The Heiress
Condola Rashad The Trip to Bountiful
Carrie Coon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shalita Grant Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Judith Light

Honored for : Other Desert Cities

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Condola Rashad Stick Fly
Linda Emond Death of a Salesman
Spencer Kayden Don't Dress for Dinner
Judith Light Other Desert Cities
Celia Keenan-Bolger Peter and the Starcatcher

Ellen Barkin

Honored for : The Normal Heart

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joanna Lumley La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez The Motherfucker with the Hat
Judith Light Lombardi
Edie Falco The House of Blue Leaves
Ellen Barkin The Normal Heart

Scarlett Johansson

Honored for : A View from the Bridge

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Maria Dizzia In the Next Room
Rosemary Harris The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell Lend Me a Tenor
Scarlett Johansson A View from the Bridge

Angela Lansbury

Honored for : Blithe Spirit

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit
Hallie Foote Dividing the Estate
Marin Ireland Reasons to Be Pretty
Jessica Hynes The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden","The Norman Conquests: Table Manners","The Norman Conquests: Living Together
Amanda Root The Norman Conquests: Table Manners","The Norman Conquests: Living Together","The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden

Rondi Reed

Honored for : August: Osage County

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laurie Metcalf November
Rondi Reed August: Osage County
Mary McCormack Boeing Boeing
Martha Plimpton Top Girls
Sinéad Cusack Rock 'n' Roll

Jennifer Ehle

Honored for : The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck, The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jennifer Ehle The Coast of Utopia: Voyage","The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck","The Coast of Utopia: Salvage
Xanthe Elbrick Coram Boy
Dana Ivey Butley
Jan Maxwell Coram Boy
Martha Plimpton The Coast of Utopia: Voyage","The Coast of Utopia: Salvage","The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck

Frances de la Tour

Honored for : The History Boys

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alison Pill The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Zoë Wanamaker Awake and Sing!
Tyne Daly Rabbit Hole
Frances de la Tour The History Boys
Jayne Houdyshell Well

Adriane Lenox

Honored for : Doubt: A Parable

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mireille Enos Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Amy Ryan A Streetcar Named Desire
Heather Goldenhersh Doubt: A Parable
Dana Ivey The Rivals
Adriane Lenox Doubt: A Parable

Audra McDonald

Honored for : A Raisin in the Sun

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daphne Rubin-Vega Anna in the Tropics
Sanaa Lathan A Raisin in the Sun
Audra McDonald A Raisin in the Sun
Margo Martindale Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Essie Davis Jumpers

Michele Pawk

Honored for : Hollywood Arms

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kathryn Meisle Tartuffe
Linda Emond Life x 3
Michele Pawk Hollywood Arms
Christine Ebersole Dinner at Eight
Marian Seldes Dinner at Eight

Katie Finneran

Honored for : Noises Off

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Katie Finneran Noises Off
Kate Burton The Elephant Man
Estelle Parsons Morning's at Seven
Elizabeth Franz Morning's at Seven
Frances Sternhagen Morning's at Seven

Viola Davis

Honored for : King Hedley II

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Viola Davis King Hedley II
Michele Lee The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Marthe Keller Judgment at Nuremberg
Johanna Day Proof
Penny Fuller The Dinner Party

Blair Brown

Honored for : Copenhagen (2000 Broadway)

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frances Conroy The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Sarah Woodward The Real Thing
Helen Stenborg Waiting in the Wings
Amy Ryan Uncle Vanya
Blair Brown Copenhagen (2000 Broadway)

Elizabeth Franz

Honored for : Death of a Salesman

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dawn Bradfield The Lonesome West
Claire Bloom Electra
Samantha Bond Amy's View
Elizabeth Franz Death of a Salesman

Anna Manahan

Honored for : The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anna Manahan The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Enid Graham Honour
Julyana Soelistyo Golden Child
Linda Lavin The Diary of Anne Frank

Lynne Thigpen

Honored for : An American Daughter

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Celia Weston The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Lynne Thigpen An American Daughter
Helen Carey London Assurance
Dana Ivey The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Audra McDonald

Honored for : Master Class

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Viola Davis Seven Guitars
Audra McDonald Master Class
Lois Smith Buried Child
Michele Shay Seven Guitars

Frances Sternhagen

Honored for : The Heiress

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mercedes Ruehl The Shadow Box
Frances Sternhagen The Heiress
Cynthia Nixon Indiscretions
Suzanne Bertish The School for Husbands","The Imaginary Cuckold

Jane Adams

Honored for : An Inspector Calls

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jane Adams An Inspector Calls
Debra Monk Picnic
Jeanne Paulson The Kentucky Cycle
Anne Pitoniak Picnic

Debra Monk

Honored for : Redwood Curtain

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Debra Monk Redwood Curtain
Kathleen Chalfant Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Marcia Gay Harden Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Anne Meara Anna Christie

Brid Brennan

Honored for : Dancing at Lughnasa

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brid Brennan Dancing at Lughnasa
Rosaleen Linehan Dancing at Lughnasa
Cynthia Martells Two Trains Running
Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa

Irene Worth

Honored for : Lost in Yonkers

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Irene Worth Lost in Yonkers
Amelia Campbell Our Country's Good
J. Smith-Cameron Our Country's Good
Kathryn Erbe The Speed of Darkness

Margaret Tyzack

Honored for : Lettice and Lovage

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Margaret Tyzack Lettice and Lovage
Polly Holliday Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
S. Epatha Merkerson The Piano Lesson
Lois Smith The Grapes of Wrath

Christine Baranski

Honored for : Rumors

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christine Baranski Rumors
Joanne Camp The Heidi Chronicles
Tovah Feldshuh Lend Me a Tenor
Penelope Ann Miller Our Town

L. Scott Caldwell

Honored for : Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
L. Scott Caldwell Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Kate Nelligan Serious Money
Kimberleigh Aarn Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Kimberly Scott Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Mary Alice

Honored for : Fences

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mary Alice Fences
Annette Bening Coastal Disturbances
Phyllis Newman Broadway Bound
Carole Shelley Stepping Out

Swoosie Kurtz

Honored for : The House of Blue Leaves

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swoosie Kurtz The House of Blue Leaves
Stockard Channing The House of Blue Leaves
Bethel Leslie Long Day's Journey Into Night
Zoë Wanamaker Loot

Judith Ivey

Honored for : HurlyBurly

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Judith Ivey HurlyBurly
Joanna Gleason Joe Egg
Theresa Merritt Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Sigourney Weaver HurlyBurly

Christine Baranski

Honored for : The Real Thing

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christine Baranski The Real Thing
Jo Henderson Play Memory
Dana Ivey Heartbreak House
Deborah Rush Noises Off

Judith Ivey

Honored for : Steaming

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Judith Ivey Steaming
Elizabeth Franz Brighton Beach Memoirs
Roxanne Hart Passion
Margaret Tyzack All's Well That Ends Well

Amanda Plummer

Honored for : Agnes of God

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Amanda Plummer Agnes of God
Judith Anderson Medea
Mia Dillon Crimes of the Heart
Mary Beth Hurt Crimes of the Heart

Swoosie Kurtz

Honored for : Fifth of July

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swoosie Kurtz Fifth of July
Maureen Stapleton The Little Foxes
Jessica Tandy Rose
Zoë Wanamaker Piaf

Dinah Manoff

Honored for : I Ought to Be in Pictures

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dinah Manoff I Ought to Be in Pictures
Lois de Banzie Morning's at Seven
Pamela Burrell Strider
Maureen Anderman The Lady from Dubuque

Joan Hickson

Honored for : Bedroom Farce

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joan Hickson Bedroom Farce
Susan Littler Bedroom Farce
Laurie Kennedy Man and Superman
Mary-Joan Negro Wings

Ann Wedgeworth

Honored for : Chapter Two

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ann Wedgeworth Chapter Two
Marian Seldes Deathtrap
Swoosie Kurtz Tartuffe
Starletta Dupois The Mighty Gents

Trazana Beverley

Honored for : For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Trazana Beverley For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf
Patricia Elliott The Shadow Box
Rose Gregorio The Shadow Box
Mary McCarty Anna Christie

Shirley Knight

Honored for : Kennedy's Children

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shirley Knight Kennedy's Children
Meryl Streep A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Lois Nettleton They Knew What They Wanted
Mary Beth Hurt Trelawny of the Wells

Rita Moreno

Honored for : The Ritz

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rita Moreno The Ritz
Linda Miller Black Picture Show
Geraldine Page Absurd Person Singular
Carole Shelley Absurd Person Singular
Elizabeth Spriggs London Assurance
Frances Sternhagen Equus

Frances Sternhagen

Honored for : The Good Doctor

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frances Sternhagen The Good Doctor
Charlotte Moore Chemin de Fer
Roxie Roker The River Niger
Fionnula Flanagan Ulysses in Nighttown
Regina Baff Veronica's Room

Leora Dana

Honored for : The Last of Mrs. Lincoln

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Leora Dana The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Penelope Windust Elizabeth I
Maya Angelou Look Away
Katherine Helmond The Great God Brown

Elizabeth Wilson

Honored for : Sticks and Bones

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elizabeth Wilson Sticks and Bones
Cara Duff-MacCormick Moonchildren
Mercedes McCambridge The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks
Frances Sternhagen The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Rae Allen

Honored for : And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rae Allen And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Mona Washbourne Home
Lili Darvas Les Blancs
Joan Van Ark The School for Wives

Blythe Danner

Honored for : Butterflies Are Free

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Blythe Danner Butterflies Are Free
Eileen Heckart Butterflies Are Free
Linda Lavin Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Alice Drummond The Chinese and Dr. Fish

Jane Alexander

Honored for : The Great White Hope

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jane Alexander The Great White Hope
Lauren Jones Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
Anna Manahan Lovers
Diane Keaton Play It Again, Sam

Zena Walker

Honored for : Joe Egg

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Zena Walker Joe Egg
Pert Kelton Spofford
Ruth White The Birthday Party
Eleanor Wilson Weekend

Marian Seldes

Honored for : A Delicate Balance

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Marian Seldes A Delicate Balance
Camila Ashland Black Comedy/White Lies
Brenda Forbes The Loves of Cass McGuire
Maria Tucci The Rose Tattoo

Zoe Caldwell

Honored for : Slapstick Tragedy

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Zoe Caldwell Slapstick Tragedy
Brenda Vaccaro Cactus Flower
Mairin D. O'Sullivan Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Glenda Jackson Marat/Sade

Alice Ghostley

Honored for : The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alice Ghostley The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Alexandra Berlin All in Good Time
Carol Ann Daniels Slow Dance On The Killing Ground
Rae Allen Traveler Without Luggage

Barbara Loden

Honored for : After the Fall

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Barbara Loden After the Fall
Rosemary Murphy Any Wednesday
Diana Sands Blues for Mister Charlie
Kate Reid Dylan

Sandy Dennis

Honored for : A Thousand Clowns

Nominations 1963 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sandy Dennis A Thousand Clowns
Zohra Lampert Mother Courage and Her Children
Alice Ghostley The Beauty Part
Melinda Dillon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Ashley

Honored for : Take Her She's Mine

Nominations 1962 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elizabeth Ashley Take Her She's Mine
Janet Margolin Daughter Of Silence
Zohra Lampert Look, We've Come Through
Pat Stanley Sunday in New York

Colleen Dewhurst

Honored for : All the Way Home

Nominations 1961 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Colleen Dewhurst All the Way Home
Eileen Heckart Invitation To A March
Rosemary Murphy Period of Adjustment
Tresa Hughes The Devil's Advocate

Anne Revere

Honored for : Toys in the Attic

Nominations 1960 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anne Revere Toys in the Attic
Juliet Mills Five Finger Exercise
Sarah Marshall Goodbye, Charlie
Leora Dana The Best Man
Jane Fonda There Was a Little Girl

Julie Newmar

Honored for : The Marriage-Go-Round

Nominations 1959 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Julie Newmar The Marriage-Go-Round
Maureen Delaney God and Kate Murphy
Dolores Hart The Pleasure of His Company
Nan Martin J. B.
Bertice Reading Requiem for a Nun

Anne Bancroft

Honored for : Two for the Seesaw

Nominations 1958 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anne Bancroft Two for the Seesaw
Brenda De Banzie The Entertainer
Joan Blondell The Rope Dancers
Mary Fickett Sunrise At Campobello
Eileen Heckart The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Peggy Cass

Honored for : Auntie Mame

Nominations 1957 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peggy Cass Auntie Mame
Anna Massey The Reluctant Debutante
Beryl Measor Separate Tables
Mildred Natwick The Waltz Of The Toreadors
Phyllis Neilson–Terry Separate Tables
Diana Van der Vlis The Happiest Millionaire

Una Merkel

Honored for : The Ponder Heart

Nominations 1956 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Una Merkel The Ponder Heart
Diane Cilento Tiger at the Gates
Anne Jackson Middle of the Night
Elaine Stritch Bus Stop

Patricia Jessel

Honored for : Witness for the Prosecution

Jo Van Fleet

Honored for : The Trip to Bountiful

Beatrice Straight

Honored for : The Crucible

Marian Winters

Honored for : I Am a Camera

Maureen Stapleton

Honored for : The Rose Tattoo

Shirley Booth

Honored for : Goodbye My Fancy

June Lockhart

Honored for : For Love or Money

Patricia Neal

Honored for : Another Part of the Forest