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1949 Best Musical

Kiss Me, Kate – Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare.


1950 Best Musical

South Pacific – Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Based on the book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.


1951 Best Musical

Guys and Dolls – Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Based on the stories "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" by Damon Runyon.


1952 Best Musical

The King and I – Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon.


1953 Best Musical

Wonderful Town – Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Based on the book My Sister Eileen by Ruth McKenney and the play by Fields and Chodorov.


1954 Best Musical

Kismet – Music by Alexander Borodin, adapted and with lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis. Based on the play of the same title by Edward Knoblock.


1955 Best Musical

The Pajama Game – Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Based on the novel 7½ Cents by Bissell.


1956 Best Musical

Damn Yankees – Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Wallop.


1957 Best Musical

My Fair Lady – Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe. Based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.


1958 Best Musical

Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson.


1959 Best Musical

Redhead – Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw, music by Albert Hague, lyrics by Dorothy Fields.


1960 Best Musical

The Sound of Music – Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp;
Fiorello! – Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock. Based on the life of New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia.


1961 Best Musical

Bye Bye Birdie – Book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams.


1962 Best Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Based on the book of the same title by Shepherd Mead.


1963 Best Musical

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the farces of Plautus.


1964 Best Musical

Hello, Dolly! – Book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.


1965 Best Musical

Fiddler on the Roof – Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Based on the Tevye stories by Scholem Aleichem.


1966 Best Musical

Man of La Mancha – Book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion. Based on the teleplay I, Don Quixote by Dale Wasserman, which is based on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.


1967 Best Musical

Cabaret – Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten.


1968 Best Musical

Hallelujah, Baby! - Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.


1969 Best Musical

1776 – Book by Peter Stone, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards


1970 Best Musical

Applause – Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams. Based on the film All About Eve.


1971 Best Musical

Company – Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim


1972 Best Musical

Two Gentlemen of Verona – Music by Galt MacDermot, lyrics by John Guare. Based on the play The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare.


1973 Best Musical

A Little Night Music – Book by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the Swedish film Smiles of a Summer Night.


1974 Best Musical

Raisin – Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg, music by Judd Woldin, lyrics by Robert Brittan. Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.


1975 Best Musical

The Wiz – Book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.


1976 Best Musical

A Chorus Line – Book by James Kirkwood, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban.


1977 Best Musical

Annie – Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin. Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray


1978 Best Musical

Ain't Misbehavin' – Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller.