The Tony Awards are right around the corner, and we're celebrating by looking back at the biggest celebrities who have been honored by Broadway. While stars like
Scarlett Johansson, Denzel Washington, and Catherine Zeta-Jones nabbed their awards after their film careers had already taken off, celebrities like Eddie Redmayne, Al Pacino, and Kevin Kline found success at the Tonys before they hit it big in Hollywood. There are also plenty of celebrities who are on their way to the Holy Grail of honors — the EGOT — that is, winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Keep scrolling to see the famous faces that have earned top honors at the theater world's biggest night.
Scarlett Johansson may be best known for her film work, but she won over the theater world when she nabbed the prize for best featured actress in a play in 2010 for A View From the Bridge.
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Liev Schreiber took home the prize for best featured actor in a play in 2005 for Glengarry Glen Ross.
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Before he landed a role in
Les Misérables, British actor Eddie Redmayne enjoyed major success on Broadway when he won the award for best featured actor in a play in 2010 for Red.
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Matthew Broderick is well known in the Broadway crowd, having set a record for the youngest winner for the best featured actor in a play award when he took home the honor in 1983 for Brighton Beach Memoirs. He also won the award for best actor in a musical in 1995 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
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EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg earned her Tony in 2002 when she took home the prize for best musical for
Thoroughly Modern Millie, which she coproduced.
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Al Pacino may be forever known for his roles in The Godfather and Scarface, but he has racked up plenty of awards for his work in the theater, including the best featured actor in a play honor for 1969's Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and the prize for best actor in a play for 1977's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones proved she was a triple threat in the film version of Chicago, but she also got top honors at the Tonys when she won the award for best actress in a musical in 2010 for A Little Night Music.
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In 2011, Ellen Barkin took home the award for best featured actress in a play for her role in
The Normal Heart.
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Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez won the best featured actress in a musical award in 2005 for her role in Spamalot.
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Martin Short won the best actor in a musical award in 1999 for his role in
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In 1992, Laurence Fishburne took home the award for best featured actor in a play for
Two Trains Running.
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Denzel Washington won the prize for best actor in a play for his role in the revival of Fences.
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Kevin Spacey nabbed the prize for best featured actor in a play for Lost in Yonkers in 1991.
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Before he won the Oscar for
A Fish Called Wanda, Kevin Kline took home the Tony for best featured actor in a musical in 1978's On the Twentieth Century.
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30 Rock know that Jane Krakowski has serious music skills, so it should come as no surprise that she nabbed the honor for best featured actress in a musical for Nine in 2003.
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John Lithgow is a two-time Tony Award winner. He scooped up the prize for best featured actor in a play in 1973 for
The Changing Room and also took home the prize for best actor in a play in 2002 for Sweet Smell of Success.
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David Hyde Pierce
After achieving success on
Fraiser, David Hyde Pierce has been winning acclaim on Broadway, including nabbing the award for best actor in a musical in 2007 for Curtains.
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Viola Davis has earned two Tonys so far, including best featured actress in a play in 2001's
King Hedley II and best actress in a play for 2010's Fences.
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James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, has nabbed two Tonys for best actor in a play for 1969's
The Great White Hope and 1987's Fences.
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Before he joined
Seinfeld, Jason Alexander won the prize for best featured actor in a musical in 1989 for Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
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Hugh Jackman scooped up the award for best actor in a musical for The Boy From Oz.
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