Upon the Dec. 1 launch of its beta version, the Playbill Vault includes information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working on Broadway, with content being added on a daily basis.
So many of the great ladies of the theatre have walked away with awards over the years—but not always for their greatest roles. The Playbill Vault lists the winners and nominees in all categories, not just for the Tony Awards, but for the Drama Desks, the Pulitzers and other industry prizes. To check who won what among leading ladies in musicals, check the Playbill Vault, choose the "Awards" tab and set the pull-down "Category" menu to "Actress in a Musical" and you'll see them all.
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Among the winners down the years: Carol Channing, Patti LuPone, Alice Ripley and Sutton Foster. Among those who never won a Tony Award for a specific performance: Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand (she got a special Tony in 1970).