1956 Tony Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
PlayThe Diary of Anne Frank
MusicalDamn Yankees
Actor—PlayPaul Muni, Inherit the Wind
Actress—PlayJulie Harris, The Lark
Supporting or Featured Actor—PlayEd Begley, Inherit the Wind
Supporting or Featured Actress—PlayUna Merkel, The Ponder Heart
Actor—MusicalRay Walston, Damn Yankees
Actress—MusicalGwen Verdon, Damn Yankees
Supporting or Featured Actor—MusicalRuss Brown, Damn Yankees
Supporting or Featured Actress—MusicalLotte Lenya, The Threepenny Opera
Authors—PlayFrances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, The Diary of Anne Frank
Authors—MusicalGeorge Abbott and Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees
DirectorTyrone Guthrie, The Matchmaker
Producer—PlayKermit Bloomgarden, The Diary of Anne Frank
Producers—MusicalFrederick Brisson, Robert Griffith and Harold S. Prince in association with Albert B. Taylor, Damn Yankees
Composer and LyricistRichard Adler and Jerry Ross, Damn Yankees
Scenic DesignerPeter Larkin, Inherit the Wind and No Time for Sergeants
Costume DesignerAlvin Colt, Pipe Dream
ChoreographerBob Fosse, Damn Yankees
Conductor and Musical DirectorHal Hastings, Damn Yankees
Stage TechnicianHarry Green, Middle of the Night and Damn Yankees
Special AwardsThe Threepenny Opera
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