Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical is awarded to the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival.wikipedia
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Dolores Gray

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical twice, winning once.

Carol Channing

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Channing began as a Broadway musical actress starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, and winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter.

Rosalind Russell

Russell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1953 for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based on the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred).

The King and I

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The musical was an immediate hit, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner).

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The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical is awarded to the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival.

Judy Holliday

Judy Holiday
She was known for her performance on Broadway in the musical Bells Are Ringing, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and reprising her role in the 1960 film adaptation.

Vivien Leigh

Vivian Leigh
She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963).

Sally Ann Howes

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1963 for her performance in Brigadoon.

Elizabeth Seal

In 1961, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance in the title role of Irma La Douce.

Liza Minnelli

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She made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965, which marked the start of her lifelong collaboration with John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Patricia Routledge

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She won the 1968 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Darling of the Day, and the 1988 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Candide.

Dorothy Loudon

She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1977 for her performance as Miss Hannigan in Annie.

Leslie Uggams

Leslie Ugams
She had earlier been highly acclaimed for the Broadway musical Hallelujah, Baby!, winning a Theatre World Award in 1967 and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1968.

Nanette Fabray

In 1949, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Susan Cooper in the Kurt Weill/Alan Jay Lerner musical Love Life.

Glynis Johns

Born in Pretoria, South Africa while her parents were on tour, she is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture Mary Poppins. In both roles she sang songs written specifically for her, including "Send In the Clowns", composed by Stephen Sondheim, and "Sister Suffragette", written by the Sherman Brothers.

Barbra Streisand

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In 1964 Streisand was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical but lost to Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! Streisand received an honorary "Star of the Decade" Tony Award in 1970.

Virginia Capers

She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.

Dear World

It starred Angela Lansbury, who won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 1969 for her performance as the Countess Aurelia.

Georgia Brown (English singer)

Georgia Brown
She reprised the role of Nancy in the 1963 Broadway production of Oliver!, earning a Tony Award nomination for her performance, and her voice is heard on both the original West End and Broadway cast recordings.

No Strings

Carroll won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, a first for an African-American.

Jill O'Hara

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1969 for creating the role of Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises, a role made famous by Shirley Maclaine in the movie the musical is based on, The Apartment (1960).

Once Upon a Mattress

The musical received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical as well as a Best Leading Actress nomination for Carol Burnett.

Debbie Reynolds

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In 1973, Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical.

Patti LuPone

She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Eva Perón in the 1979 original Broadway production of Evita.

Angel in the Wings

The production was considered a surprise hit, with the comic dancing couple Paul and Grace Hartman both receiving the first ever Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actress in 1948.