There are a total of 83 Black Tony Award winners, here are over 40 them!

Celebrating Black Tony Award Winners was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Audra McDonald – Six-Time Tony Award Winner

Audra McDonald – Six-Time Tony Award Winner

2014: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – Best Lead Actress in a Play

2012:The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

2004:A Raisin in the Sun – Featured Actress in a Musical

1998:Ragtime – Featured Actress in a Musical

1996:Master Class – Featured Actress in a Musical

1994:Carousel – Featured Actress in a Musical

2. Hinton Battle – Three-Timee Tony Award Winner

Hinton Battle – Three-Timee Tony Award Winner

1981:Sophisticated Ladies – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

1984:The Tap Dance Kid

1991:Miss Saigon – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

3. George C. Wolfe (as Director) – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

George C. Wolfe (as Director) – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

2002:Elaine Stritch at Liberty

2003:Take Me Out – Best Play

4. James Earl Jones – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

James Earl Jones – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

1969:The Great White Hope – Best Performance by an Actor in a Play. Also, the first African American winner in a play.

1987:Fences – Best Performance by an Actor in a Play.

5. Viola Davis – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

Viola Davis – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

2001:King Hedley II – 1987:Fences – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

2010:Fences – Best Performance by an Actress in a Play. Best Performance by an Actress in a Play.

6. Bill T. Jones – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

Bill T. Jones – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

2010:Spring Awakening – Best Choreography

2010:Fela! – Best Choreography

7. Gregory Hines – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

Gregory Hines – Two-Time Tony Award Winner

1992: Jelly’s Last Jam – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

8. Juanita Hall, First African American Tony Winner

Juanita Hall, First African American Tony Winner

1950:South Pacific – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

9. Harry Belafonte – First African American Male Winner

Harry Belafonte – First African American Male Winner

1954: John Murray Anderson’s Almanac – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

10. Lorraine Hansberry, Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry, Playwright

2014:A Raisin in the Sun – Best Revival of a Play

11. Joseph A. Walker, Playwright

Joseph A. Walker, Playwright

1974: The River Niger – Best Play

12. Whoopi Goldberg , Producer

Whoopi Goldberg , Producer

2002:Thoroughly Modern Millie – Best Musical

13. Tamara Tunie, Producer

Tamara Tunie, Producer

2007:Spring Awakening – Best Musical

14. August Wilson, Playwright

August Wilson, Playwright

1988:Fences – Best Play

15. LaChanze

LaChanze

2006: The Color Purple – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

16. Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams

1986: Hallelujah, Baby! Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical

17. Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell

2000:Kiss Me, Kate – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

18. Ben Harney

Ben Harney

1982: Dreamgirls – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

19. Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers

1974:Raisin – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

20. Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little

1965: Purlie – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

21. Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen

1973: Pippin – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

22. Billy Porter

Billy Porter

2013:Kinky Boots – Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical.

23. Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

1962:No Strings – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical. Also, the first African American winner in a lead role.

24. Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday

1982:Dreamgirls – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

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26. Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

1989:Black and Blue- Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical

27. Patina Miller

Patina Miller

2013:Pippin – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

28. Heather Headley

Heather Headley

1987:Aida – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

29. Kenny Leon

Kenny Leon

2014: A Raisin in the Sun – Best Director of a Play

30. Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

2004:A Raisin in the Sun – Best Performance by an Actress in a Play.

31. Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

1992:Two Trains – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

32. Nell Carter

Nell Carter

1975:The Wiz – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

33. Mary Alice

Mary Alice

1987:Fences – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

34. Ron Simons

Ron Simons

2013:Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Best Play

35. Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

2006: Bridge & Tunnel – Special Tony Award

36. Stew

Stew

2008:Passing Strange – Best Book of a Musical

37. George Faison

George Faison

1975:The Wiz – Best Choreography

38. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

2013:The Trip to Bountiful – Best Performance by an Actress in a Play.

39. Savion Glover

Savion Glover

1989:Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk – Best choreography

40. Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

1994:Angels in America: Perestroika – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

41. Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance

2013:Lucky Guy – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

42. Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose

2004:Caroline, or Change – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

43. Lena Horne

Lena Horne

1981: Lena Horne: The Lady & Her Music – Special Tony Award

44. Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

1968: Special Tony Award

45. Melba Moore

Melba Moore

1970:Purlie – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

46. Lynn Thigpen

Lynn Thigpen

1997:An American Daughter -Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

47. Nikki James

Nikki James

2011:The Book of Mormon – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

48. Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater

1975: The Wiz – Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

49. REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion taking place August 28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion taking place August 28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.
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