Tony Award for
Best Costume Design of a Play
Awarded forBest Costume Design of a Play
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byBrigitte Reiffenstuel for Leopoldstadt (2023)

Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play is an award for outstanding costume design of a play. The award was first presented in 1961 after the category of Best Costume Design was divided into Costume Design in a Play and Costume Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner


Year Designer Production
15th Tony Awards
Motley Theatre Design Group Becket
Theoni V. Aldredge The Devil's Advocate
Raymond Sovey All the Way Home


Year Designer Production
59th Tony Awards
Jess Goldstein The Rivals
Jane Greenwood Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
William Ivey Long A Streetcar Named Desire
Constanza Romero Gem of the Ocean
60th Tony Awards
Catherine Zuber Awake and Sing!
Michael Krass The Constant Wife
Santo Loquasto A Touch of the Poet
Catherine Zuber Seascape
61st Tony Awards
Catherine Zuber The Coast of Utopia
Ti Green and Melly Still Coram Boy
Jane Greenwood Heartbreak House
Santo Loquasto Inherit the Wind
62nd Tony Awards
Katrina Lindsay Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Gregory Gale Cyrano de Bergerac
Rob Howell Boeing-Boeing
Peter McKintosh The 39 Steps
63rd Tony Awards
Anthony Ward Mary Stuart
Dale Ferguson Exit the King
Jane Greenwood Waiting for Godot
Martin Pakledinaz Blithe Spirit


Year Designer Production
64th Tony Awards
Catherine Zuber The Royal Family
Martin Pakledinaz Lend Me a Tenor
Constanza Romero Fences
David Zinn In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
65th Tony Awards
Desmond Heeley The Importance of Being Earnest
Jess Goldstein The Merchant of Venice
Mark Thompson La Bête
Catherine Zuber Born Yesterday
66th Tony Awards
Paloma Young Peter and the Starcatcher
William Ivey Long Don't Dress for Dinner
Paul Tazewell A Streetcar Named Desire
Mark Thompson One Man, Two Guvnors
67th Tony Awards
Ann Roth The Nance
Soutra Gilmour Cyrano de Bergerac
Albert Wolsky The Heiress
Catherine Zuber Golden Boy
68th Tony Awards
Jenny Tiramani Twelfth Night
Jane Greenwood Act One
Michael Krass Machinal
Rita Ryack Casa Valentina
69th Tony Awards
Christopher Oram Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bob Crowley The Audience
Jane Greenwood You Can't Take It with You
David Zinn Airline Highway
70th Tony Awards
Clint Ramos Eclipsed
Jane Greenwood Long Day's Journey into Night
Michael Krass Noises Off
Tom Scutt King Charles III
71st Tony Awards
Jane Greenwood The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James Jitney
David Zinn A Doll's House, Part 2
72nd Tony Awards
Katrina Lindsay Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Jonathan Fensom Farinelli and the King
Nicky Gillibrand Angels in America
Ann Roth Three Tall Women
The Iceman Cometh
73rd Tony Awards
Rob Howell The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos Torch Song
Ann Roth To Kill a Mockingbird
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus


Year Designer Production
74th Tony Awards
Rob Howell A Christmas Carol
Dede Ayite Slave Play
A Soldier's Play
Bob Crowley The Inheritance
Clint Ramos The Rose Tattoo
Ceremony not held
75th Tony Awards
Montana Levi Blanco The Skin of Our Teeth
Sarafina Bush for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Emilio Sosa Trouble in Mind
Jane Greenwood Plaza Suite
Jennifer Moeller Clyde's
76th Tony Awards
Brigitte Reiffenstuel Leopoldstadt
Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes, and Finn Caldwell Life of Pi
Dominique Fawn Hill Fat Ham
Emilio Sosa Ain't No Mo'
Good Night, Oscar

Award records

This also includes wins and nominations in the former Best Costume Design category

Multiple wins

3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple nominations

8 Nominations
6 Nominations
5 Nominations
3 Nominations
2 Nominations

See also