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Which Broadway shows have won the most Tony Awards?

As we await the 77th Annual Tony Awards, there are a number of productions that have won double digit numbers of trophies.

As we await the 77th Annual Tony Awards, there are a number of productions that have won double digit numbers of trophies.

The Tony Awards, Broadway’s highest honor, are just around the corner. This year’s event takes place Sunday, 16 June at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City. It will air live on CBS from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. ET. and a livestream will be available on demand on Paramount+.

There have been some stand-out productions that have swept awards before.

The Broadway show with the most awards

Leading the pack is Mel Brooks’ hilarious musical “The Producers,” which set a record in 2001 by sweeping an astounding 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was adapted from the 1967 film of the same name, also created by Brooks

This satirical masterpiece about a pair of producers who scheme to create a surefire flop took the theater world by storm, winning in every category it was nominated for.

And the best of the rest

Hot on its heels is the groundbreaking “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In 2016, this revolutionary musical about one of America’s founding fathers garnered a staggering 16 nominations, the most in Tony history. While it didn’t quite match “The Producers’” record, “Hamilton” still walked away with an impressive 11 wins, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

Another notable entry is the heartwarming “Billy Elliot the Musical,” which captured 11 Tony Awards in 2009, including a shared Best Actor in a Musical win for the three young actors who alternated in the title role. This poignant story of a young boy’s passion for dance resonated deeply with audiences and critics alike.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production “South Pacific” holds the distinction of being the musical with the most cumulative Tony Awards across all its Broadway productions, with a remarkable 17 wins. Its initial 1949 production alone garnered 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, and its 2008 revival added another 7 to its tally.

“Fiddler on the Roof” also deserves recognition, having won 10 Tony Awards, including a special honor in 1972 for the longest-running musical on Broadway at the time. Its enduring appeal and rich storytelling have made it a cherished part of the theatrical canon.