Who Won the Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical?

Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical

From Paul Hartman ("Angel In the Wings") in 1948 to Leslie Odom, Jr. in "Hamilton" in 2016, the Tony Awards have awarded excellence in Broadway theater throughout the years.

Multiple winners of the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical have included Nathan Lane, James Naughton, John Cullum, George Rose, Phil Silvers and Robert Preston.

Year
2016 Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton)
Hamilton
2015 Michael Cerveris (Fun Home)
Fun Home
2014 Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig And The Angry Inch)
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
2013 Billy Porter (Kinky Boots)
Kinky Boots
2012 Steve Kazee (Once)
Once
2011 Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can)
Catch Me If You Can
2010 Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles)
La Cage aux Folles
2009 David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik & Kiril Kulish (Billy Elliot The Musical)
Billy Elliot The Musical
2008 Paulo Szot (South Pacific)
South Pacific
2007 David Hyde Pierce (Curtains)
Curtains
2006 John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys)
Jersey Boys
2005 Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2004 Hugh Jackman (The Boy From Oz)
The Boy From Oz
2003 Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray)
Hairspray
2002 John Lithgow (Sweet Smell Of Success)
Sweet Smell Of Success
2001 Nathan Lane (The Producers)
The Producers
2000 Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate)
Kiss Me, Kate
1999 Martin Short (Little Me)
Little Me
1998 Alan Cumming (Cabaret)
Cabaret
1997 James Naughton (Chicago)
Chicago
1996 Nathan Lane (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
1995 Matthew Broderick (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
1994 Boyd Gaines (She Loves Me)
She Loves Me
1993 Brent Carver (Kiss Of The Spider Woman)
Kiss Of The Spider Woman
1992 Gregory Hines (Jelly's Last Jam)
Jelly's Last Jam
1991 Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon)
Miss Saigon
1990 James Naughton (City Of Angels)
City Of Angels
1989 Jason Alexander (Jerome Robbins' Broadway)
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
1988 Michael Crawford (The Phantom Of The Opera)
The Phantom Of The Opera
1987 Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl)
Me And My Girl
1986 George Rose (The Mystery Of Edwin Drood)
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
1985 No Award
1984 George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles)
La Cage aux Folles
1983 Tommy Tune (My One And Only)
My One And Only
1982 Ben Harney (Dreamgirls)
Dreamgirls
1981 Kevin Kline (The Pirates Of Penzance)
The Pirates Of Penzance
1980 Jim Dale (Barnum)
Barnum
1979 Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd)
Sweeney Todd
1978 John Cullum (On The Twentieth Century)
On The Twentieth Century
1977 Barry Bostwick (The Robber Bridegroom)
The Robber Bridegroom
1976 George Rose (My Fair Lady)
My Fair Lady
1975 John Cullum (Shenandoah)
Shenandoah
1974 Christopher Plummer (Cyrano)
Cyrano
1973 Ben Vereen (Pippin)
Pippin
1972 Phil Silvers (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
1971 Hal Linden (The Rothschilds)
The Rothschilds
1970 Cleavon Little (Purlie)
Purlie
1969 Jerry Orbach (Promises, Promises)
Promises, Promises
1968 Robert Goulet (The Happy Time)
The Happy Time
1967 Robert Preston (I Do! I Do!)
I Do! I Do!
1966 Richard Kiley (Man of La Mancha)
Man of La Mancha
1965 Zero Mostel (Fiddler On The Roof)
Fiddler on the Roof
1964 Bert Lahr (Foxy)
Foxy
1963 Zero Mostel (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
1962 Robert Morse (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
1961 Richard Burton (Camelot)
Camelot
1960 Jackie Gleason (Take Me Along)
Take Me Along
1959 Richard Kiley (Redhead)
Redhead
1958 Robert Preston (The Music Man)
The Music Man
1957 Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady)
My Fair Lady
1956 Ray Walston (Damn Yankees)
Damn Yankees
1955 Walter Slezak (Fanny)
Fanny
1954 Alfred Drake (Kismet)
Kismet
1953 Thomas Mitchell (Hazel Flagg)
Hazel Flagg
1952 Phil Silvers (Top Banana)
Top Banana
1951 Robert Alda (Guys And Dolls)
Guys And Dolls
1950 Ezio Pinza (South Pacific)
South Pacific
1949 Ray Bolger (Where's Charley?)
Where's Charley?
1948 Paul Hartman (Angel In The Wings)
Angel In The Wings