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The Tony Awards

Test your knowledge of the Great White Way with this quiz dedicated to Broadway’s most prestigious award—the Tony!

  1. Director Harold Prince has won more Tony Awards than any other person in history. How many has he won?
    • 8
    • 15
    • 21
    • 26
  2. Who has hosted the most Tony telecasts?
    • Angela Lansbury
    • Julie Andrews
    • Hugh Jackman
    • Robert Preston
  3. Bob Fosse is the only director to have won a Tony, an Oscar, and an Emmy in the same year. Which year was it?
    • 1980
    • 1972
    • 1973
    • 1978
  4. Which of these actresses did not win a Tony and an Oscar in the same year?
    • Shirley Booth
    • Meryl Streep
    • Judi Dench
    • Audrey Hepburn
  5. Rags (1987) holds the distinction of having the shortest run of any Best Musical nominee in Tony Award history. How many performances did it have before it closed?
    • 4
    • 9
    • 15
    • 20
  6. Only once in the history of the Tony Awards was there a tie in the Best Musical Category. It happened in 1960—which two musicals won the award?
    • The Sound of Music and Gypsy
    • Gypsy and Fiorello!
    • Gypsy and Take Me Along
    • The Sound of Music and Fiorello!
  7. What year were the first Tony Awards presented?
    • 1945
    • 1947
    • 1949
    • 1951
  8. The Tony Award statuette did not appear until the third year the awards were given. What was given to award recipients for the first two years?
    • Cigarette lighter
    • Certificate
    • Bracelet
    • Watch
  9. In 1971, Larry Kert was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Company. Why was this remarkable?
    • He is the only nominee to leave a show before being nominated
    • He was the only cast member of Company to be nominated
    • He is the only cast replacement to ever be nominated
    • He is the youngest person to be nominated for a Sondheim musical
  10. Only one play has won Best Revival twice, for two different productions. Which one was it?
    • A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Death of a Salesman
    • A Raisin in the Sun
    • Inherit the Wind
  11. Which person did not win the Tony and the Oscar for the same role?
    • Julie Andrews for The Sound of Music
    • Yul Brynner for The King and I
    • Joel Grey for Cabaret
    • Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba
  12. Which show won Best Musical in 2004?
    • Wicked
    • Avenue Q
    • Caroline, or Change
    • The Boy From Oz
  13. Two Kander & Ebb musicals, Chicago (1976) and Steel Pier (1997), won the same number of Tony Awards. How many did each show win?
    • 0
    • 4
    • 8
    • 11
  14. Which show did not win Best Musical?
    • Les Miserables
    • West Side Story
    • Phantom of the Opera
    • Cats
  15. Of the 9 Tony Awards Bob Fosse won, how many were for Best Choreography?
    • 1
    • 3
    • 8
    • 9