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)

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


Year Orchestrator Production
51st Tony Awards
Jonathan Tunick Titanic
Michael Gibson Steel Pier
Luther Henderson Play On!
Don Sebesky & Harold Wheeler The Life
52nd Tony Awards
Bill Brohn Ragtime
Robert Elhai, Bruce Fowler & David Metzger The Lion King
Michael Gibson Cabaret
Stanley Silverman The Capeman
53rd Tony Awards
Doug Besterman & Ralph Burns Fosse
David Cullen Swan Lake
Don Sebesky Parade
Harold Wheeler Little Me


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


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


Year Orchestrator Production
74th Tony Awards
Katie Kresek, Justin Levine, Charlie Rosen & Matt Stine Moulin Rouge!
Tom Kitt Jagged Little Pill
Ethan Popp Tina
Ceremony not held
75th Tony Awards
Simon Hale Girl from the North Country
David Cullen Company
Tom Curran Six
David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb MJ
Charlie Rosen A Strange Loop
76th Tony Awards
Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter Some Like It Hot
Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro & Juliet
John Clancy Kimberly Akimbo
Jason Howland Shucked
Daryl Waters & Sam Davis New York, New York

Award records

Multiple wins

3 Wins
2 Wins

Multiple nominations