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Broadway is full of Tonys, from Tony Shalhoub to the upcoming Tony Awards. Check out some of our favorites.

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Tony Danza and Leigh Zimmerman in <i>The Producers</i>
Tony Danza and Leigh Zimmerman in The Producers
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Tony Danza
Maybe the Tonyest Tony of all is Tony Danza, who is well known for playing not one, not two, but three on-screen characters named Tony. Here you see Tony Danza in one of his rare Tony-free moments, as Max Bialystock in Broadway's The Producers.
Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
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Tony Kushner
Multi-award-winning playwright, librettist, and screenwriter Tony Kushner is such a fan of his moniker that he's started collecting tchotchkes of the same name. He's won two Tony Awards for his play Angels in America and racked up two more Tony noms for his musical Caroline, or Change.
Tony Roberts in <i>Barefoot in the Park</i>
Tony Roberts in Barefoot in the Park
(© Carol Rosegg)
Tony Roberts
This talented comic actor hit his Tony prime in the late '60s when he was nominated for two of the awards. This god among Tonys (he played Zeus in Xanadu) has also been seen in The Royal Family and Barefoot in the Park.
Toni Braxton in <i>Aida</i>
Toni Braxton in Aida
(© Joan Marcus)
Toni Braxton
Did she "take a step too far" leaving Broadway? We wish she would unbreak our hearts and come back to the Great White Way. Maybe to reprise her role in a revival of Aida? She has six Grammys, but this Toni needs a Tony!
Tony Shalhoub and Anna Camp in <i>The Scene</i>
Tony Shalhoub and Anna Camp in The Scene
(© Joan Marcus)
Tony Shalhoub
Best known as the obsessive-compulsive television detective Adrian Monk, this Tony is returning to the land of Tony nominees after a hiatus of almost two decades. Before he was golden in Golden Boy, Shalhoub received a Tony nomination for his 1992 performance in Conversations with my Father. He's pictured here in the Second Stage production of The Scene.
Tony Sheldon, with Will Swenson and Nick Adams, in <i>Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical</i>
Tony Sheldon, with Will Swenson and Nick Adams, in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical
(© Joan Marcus)
Tony Sheldon
This Australian Tony earned a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. His mother, Toni, a cabaret singer and actress, must have been very proud.
Toni Collette and Yancey Arias in <i>The Wild Party</i>
Toni Collette and Yancey Arias in The Wild Party
(© Joan Marcus)
Toni Collette
Seen here with Yancey Arias, Toni Collette gave a memorable performance in Michael John LaChiusa's 2000 musical The Wild Party, her only Broadway role to date. But she was nominated for a Tony!
Tony Vincent in <i>American Idiot</i>
Tony Vincent in American Idiot
(© Paul Kolnik)
Tony Vincent
This actor-singer is no American Idiot, but he played one in the Tony-nominated Green Day musical. No Tony noms yet, but with The Voice as good as his, we're sure they can't be far off.
Tony Yazbeck and Chryssie Whitehead in <i>A Chorus Line</i>
Tony Yazbeck and Chryssie Whitehead in A Chorus Line
(© Paul Kolnik)
Tony Yazbeck
This Tony made his mark on Broadway in the revival of A Chorus Line, and he has the distinction of having appeared in two Broadway revivals of Gypsy: as a newsboy in the 1989 production and as toe-happy farmboy Tulsa in the 2008 mounting. All he needs now is the girl...and a Tony.
Tonya Pinkins in <i>Caroline, or Change</i>
Tonya Pinkins in Caroline, or Change
(© Michal Daniel)
Tonya Pinkins
So her name ends with an A, but close enough, amiright? She's a musical theater superstar who won a Tony for Jelly's Last Jam and was nominated for Play On! and Caroline, or Change, a show with a lot of Tony luck (it was written by Tony Kushner, another Tony featured on this list).

Tags: BroadwayTony VincentTony DanzaWill SwensonTonya PinkinsNick AdamsTony ShalhoubTony Awardstony sheldonTony YazbeckToni BraxtonAnna CampLeigh ZimmermanTony KushnerTony RobertsToni ColletteYancey AriasChryssie Whitehead


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