Tony Award for
Best Orchestrations
Awarded forBest Orchestrations
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byCharlie Rosen and Bryan Carter for Some Like It Hot (2023)
WebsiteTonyAwards.com

The Tony Award for Best Orchestrations is awarded to acknowledge the contributions of musical orchestrators in both musicals and plays. The award has been given since 1997.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner

1990s

Year Musical Nominees
1997
(51st)
[1]
Titanic Jonathan Tunick
The Life Don Sebesky and Harold Wheeler
Play On! Luther Henderson
Steel Pier Michael Gibson
1998
(52nd)
[2]
Ragtime Bill Brohn
Cabaret Michael Gibson
The Capeman Stanley Silverman
The Lion King Robert Elhai, Bruce Fowler and David Metzger
1999
(53rd)
[3]
Fosse Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns
Little Me Harold Wheeler
Parade Don Sebesky
Swan Lake David Cullen

2000s

Year Musical Nominees
2000
(54th)
[4]
Kiss Me, Kate Don Sebesky
Marie Christine Jonathan Tunick
The Music Man Doug Besterman
Swing! Harold Wheeler
2001
(55th)
[5]
The Producers Doug Besterman
A Class Act Larry Hochman
Follies Jonathan Tunick
The Full Monty Harold Wheeler
2002
(56th)
[6]
Thoroughly Modern Millie Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns
Mamma Mia! Benny Andersson, Martin Koch and Björn Ulvaeus
Sweet Smell of Success Bill Brohn
Urinetown Bruce Coughlin
2003
(57th)
[7]
Movin' Out Billy Joel and Stuart Malina
La bohème Nicholas Kitsopoulos
Hairspray Harold Wheeler
Nine Jonathan Tunick
2004
(58th)
[8]
Assassins Michael Starobin
Bombay Dreams Paul Bogaev
Fiddler on the Roof Larry Hochman
Wicked Bill Brohn
2005
(59th)
[9]
The Light in the Piazza Bruce Coughlin, Adam Guettel and Ted Sperling
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Harold Wheeler
Monty Python's Spamalot Larry Hochman
Pacific Overtures Jonathan Tunick
2006
(60th)
[10]
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sarah Travis
The Drowsy Chaperone Larry Blank
Jersey Boys Steve Orich
The Pajama Game Dick Lieb and Danny Troob
2007
(61st)
[11]
Spring Awakening Duncan Sheik
110 in the Shade Jonathan Tunick
Grey Gardens Bruce Coughlin
LoveMusik Jonathan Tunick
2008
(62nd)
[12]
In the Heights Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman
A Catered Affair Jonathan Tunick
Passing Strange Heidi Rodewald and Stew
Sunday in the Park with George Jason Carr
2009
(63rd)
[13]
Billy Elliot the Musical Martin Koch
Next to Normal Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin
Shrek the Musical John Clancy and Danny Troob
White Christmas Larry Blank

2010s

Year Musical Nominees
2010
(64th)
[14]
Memphis David Bryan and Daryl Waters
Fela! Aaron Johnson
La Cage aux Folles Jason Carr
Promises, Promises Jonathan Tunick
2011
(65th)
[15]
The Book of Mormon Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
Catch Me If You Can Larry Blank and Marc Shaiman
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Doug Besterman
The Scottsboro Boys Larry Hochman
2012
(66th)
[16]
Once Martin Lowe
Newsies Danny Troob
Nice Work If You Can Get It Bill Elliott
Porgy and Bess Bill Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
2013
(67th)
[17]
Kinky Boots Stephen Oremus
Matilda the Musical Chris Nightingale
Motown: The Musical Bryan Crook and Ethan Popp
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella Danny Troob
2014
(68th)
[18]
The Bridges of Madison County Jason Robert Brown
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Steve Sidwell
Bullets Over Broadway Doug Besterman
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Jonathan Tunick
2015
(69th)
[19]
An American in Paris Christopher Austin, Bill Elliott and Don Sebesky
Fun Home John Clancy
The Last Ship Rob Mathes
Something Rotten! Larry Hochman
2016
(70th)
[20]
Hamilton Alex Lacamoire
Bright Star August Eriksmoen
She Loves Me Larry Hochman
Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Daryl Waters
2017
(71st)
[21]
Dear Evan Hansen Alex Lacamoire
Bandstand Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen
Hello, Dolly! Larry Hochman
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Dave Malloy
2018
(72nd)
[22]
The Band's Visit Jamshied Sharifi
Carousel Jonathan Tunick
Mean Girls John Clancy
Once on This Island Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kitt
2019
(73rd)
[23]
Hadestown Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose
Ain’t Too Proud Harold Wheeler
Kiss Me, Kate Larry Hochman
Oklahoma! Daniel Kluger
Tootsie Simon Hale

2020s

Year Musical Nominees
2020
(74th)
[24]
Moulin Rouge! Katie Kresek, Justin Levine, Charlie Rosen and Matt Stine
Jagged Little Pill Tom Kitt
Tina Ethan Popp
2022
(75th)
[25]
Girl from the North Country Simon Hale
Company David Cullen
MJ David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb
Six Tom Curran
A Strange Loop Charlie Rosen
2023
(76th)
[26]
Some Like It Hot Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter
& Juliet Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro
Kimberly Akimbo John Clancy
New York, New York Daryl Waters and Sam Davis
Shucked Jason Howland
2024
(77th)
Hell's Kitchen Adam Blackstone and Tom Kitt
Illinoise Timo Andres
The Outsiders Matt Hinkley, Justin Levine, and Jamestown Revival (Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay)
Merrily We Roll Along Jonathan Tunick
Stereophonic Will Butler and Justin Craig

Multiple wins

Multiple nominations

See also

References

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