Just a collection of recent female and black Tony winners.

(I could only fit ten images, but I’m listing them all!)

Mary Alice (Fences, 1987)
Gretha Boston (Show Boat, 1995)
L. Scott Caldwell (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, 1988)
Diahann Carroll (No Strings, 1962)
Virginia Capers (Raisin, 1974)
Nell Carter (Ain’t Misbehavin’, 1970)
Viola Davis (King Headley II, 2001)
Viola Davis (Fences, 2010)
Ann Duquesnay (Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, 1996)
Juanita Hall (South Pacific, 1950)
Heather Headley (Aida, 2000)
Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, 1982)
Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, 20011)
LaChanze (The Color Purple, 2006)
Adriane Lenox (Doubt, 2005)
Audra McDonald (Carousel, 1994)
Audra McDonald (Master Class, 1996)
Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 1998)
Audra McDonald (A Raisin in the Sun, 2004)
Audra McDonald (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, 2012)
Patina Miller (Pippin, 2013)
Melba Moore (Purlie, 1970)
Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam, 1992)
Phylicia Rashand (A Raisin in the Sun, 2004)
Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change, 2004)
Lynn Thigpen (An American Daughter, 1997)
Tamara Tunie (Spring Awakening, 2007)
Cicely Tyson (The Trip To Bountiful, 2013)
Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby, 1968)
Lillias White (The Life, 1997)

***Pearl Bailey (1968 - Special Award)
***Lena Horne (1981 - Special Award for Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music)
***Sarah Jones (2006 - Special Award for Bridge & Tunnel)

And you’ll be surprised at some of your favorites who were once nominated. (Debbie Allen! Eartha Kitt! S. Epatha Merkerson!)

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