UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 20, See Them in Their Glory

News   UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 20, See Them in Their Glory
In celebration of Playbill’s new site, Playbill Vault, we offer a month-long theatrical treasure hunt! Playbill Vault offers an interactive treasure trove for theatre fans, students, aficionados and historians alike. To build the Playbill Vault, more than a dozen Playbill staff members spent nearly 18 months scanning, cataloging and tagging thousands of programs from the Playbill archives in Queens and Manhattan, as well as synching up tens of thousands of news stories, photos and videos from 17 years of theatre coverage online on Playbill.com.

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.


Continue to page 2 for the answer.


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).

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