Sheet Music from “Best Musical” Tony Award Winners!

Written by Andrea Canny

June 6, 2017

Excited for the Tonys on June 11th? Celebrate by singing songs from the Tony Award Winning Best Musicals since 2000! You can get the full-sheet music and 32-bar audition cuts to these shows on our site! Viva la Tonys!!

2000 – Contact

Consisting of three separate one-act dance plays, Contact is about finding physical connection with someone…or finding that it’s lacking. This number, “My Heart Stood Still” is from the first play, “Swinging”, set in the 18th century.

Sheet music: “My Heart Stood Still”

2001 – The Producers

The Producers ran for 2,502 performances and won a record-break 12 Tony Awards. It also saw a film version in 2005 starring, once again, Lane and Broderick.

Sheet music: “When You Got It Flaunt It” and “The King of Broadway”

2002 – Thoroughly Modern Millie

The show won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and due to the success of the show, a US tour and a West End production ran simultaneously.

Sheet music: “Forget About the Boy” and “How the Other Half Lives”

2003 – Hairspray

Winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray ran for 2,642 performances and was adapted for film in 2007.

Sheet music: “Ladies’ Choice” and “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful”

2004 – Avenue Q

The musical was originally written to be a television series but was transitioned into a Broadway musical. It is ranked as 24th on the list of longest running Broadway shows.

Sheet music: “The More You Ruv Someone” and “Fantasies Come True”

2005 – Spamalot

Based on the 1975 Monty Python cult classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot won three Tony Awards and received 14 nominations (holy cow).

Sheet music: “Find Your Grail” and “Whatever Happened To My Part?”

2006 – Jersey Boys

A jukebox musical about four boys from the wrong side of the tracks, Jersey Boys won four Tony Awards including Best Musical and went on to have tours in the West End, Toronto, Las Vegas, Chicago, Melbourne, Singapore, South Africa, and The Netherlands.

Sheet music: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Sherry”

2007 – Spring Awakening

Opening at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006, Spring Awakening would go on to win 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It’s also based on the German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (1891).

Sheet music: “Left Behind” and “The Guilty Ones”

2008 – In the Heights

Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winning 4, In the Heights also won a Grammy and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Sheet music: “Breathe” and “Everything I Know”

2009 – Billy Elliot

This show won 10 Tony Awards and ran through April 2016, seeing success in its Australia run, too.

Sheet music: “Electricity” and “The Letter”

2010 – Memphis

Running on Broadway from October 19, 2009 to August 5, 2012, Memphis won 4 Tony Awards.

Sheet music: “Ain’t Nothin But a Kiss” and “Memphis Lives In Me”

2011 – The Book of Mormon

After nearly seven years of development, The Book of Mormon won 9 Tony Awards, and the cast recording became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over four decades.

Sheet music: “You And Me But Mostly Me” and “I Believe”

2012 – Once

Receiving 11 nominations and 8 Tony Awards, Once also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Sheet music: “Leave” and “Once”

2013 – Kinky Boots

Winning 6 Tony Awards, Kinky Boots proved to be Broadway’s underdog show, suddenly spiking in box office sales and advance sales after opening.

Sheet music: “What A Woman Wants” and “The History of Wrong Guys”

2014 –A Gentleman’s Guide to Love And Murder

Based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love And Murder won 4 Tony Awards.

Sheet music: “I’ve Decided to Marry You” and “Sibella”

2015 – Fun Home

Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home won 5 Tony Awards and its cast album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

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Andrea Canny is a professional entertainer (31 years), writer, director, producer, studio vocalist, vocal performance/cabaret coach, adjudicator as well as cabaret artist who is currently writing a book on integrity in the entertainment business.
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