Fences

Awards and nominations

Original Broadway production

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1987 Tony Awards Best Play Won
Best Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Won
Best Featured Actor in a Play Frankie Faison Nominated
Courtney B. Vance Nominated
Best Featured Actress in a Play Mary Alice Won
Best Direction of a Play Lloyd Richards Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play Won
Outstanding Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Won
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Frankie R. Faison Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Mary Alice Won
Outstanding Director of a Play Lloyd Richards Nominated
Pulitzer Prize Drama August Wilson Won
Theatre World Award Courtney B. Vance Won

2010 Broadway revival

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Won
Best Actor in a Play Denzel Washington Won
Best Actress in a Play Viola Davis Won
Best Featured Actor in a Play Stephen McKinley Henderson Nominated
Best Direction of a Play Kenny Leon Nominated
Best Original Score Branford Marsalis Nominated
Best Scenic Design in a Play Santo Loquasto Nominated
Best Costume Design in a Play Constanza Romero Nominated
Best Lighting Design in a Play Brian MacDevitt Nominated
Best Sound Design in a Play Acme Sound Partners Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Play Won
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Chris Chalk Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Viola Davis Won
Outstanding Music in a Play Branford Marsalis Won
Theatre World Award Chris Chalk Won

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