'Cats' Musical Wiki

Awards and nominations received by the various productions of Cats.

Note: This list is incomplete, especially with regards to productions outside of the UK/US.


London Production

1981 Laurence Olivier Awards[1]

1981 Evening Standard Theatre Awards[2]

  • Best Musical (Won)

1982 Ivor Novello Awards[3]

  • Best British Musical (Won)
  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically - "Memory" (Won)

1983 Grammy Awards[4]

Palladium Revival

2015 Laurence Olivier Awards[5]

  • Best Musical Revival (Nominated)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Nicole Scherzinger (Nominated)


Broadway Production

1983 Tony Awards[6]

  • Best Musical (Won)
  • Best Book of a Musical (Won)
  • Best Original Score (Won)
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Betty Buckley (Won)
  • Best Costume Design (Won)
  • Best Lighting Design (Won)
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Won)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Harry Groener (Nominated)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Stephen Hanan (Nominated)
  • Best Scenic Design (Nominated)
  • Best Choreography (Nominated)

1983 Drama Desk Awards[7]

  • Outstanding Music (Won)
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Won)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Won)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Betty Buckley (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Lyrics (Nominated)

1983 Outer Critics Circle Awards[8]

  • Best Broadway Musical (Won)

1984 Grammy Awards[9]

US Tour 1

1985 Helen Hayes Awards[10]

  • Outstanding Touring Production (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Touring Production - Diane Fratantoni (Won)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Touring Production - Sal Mistretta (Nominated)

US Tour 4

1990 Carbonell Awards[11]

  • Best Supporting Actor (Road Show) - Joey Pizzi (Nominated)

1993 Carbonell Awards[12]

Broadway Revival

2017 Drama Desk Awards[13]

  • Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical - Mick Potter (Nominated)

Drama League Award[14]

  • Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Nominated)

2017 Chita Rivera Awards[15]

  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show - Tyler Hanes (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show - Ricky Ubeda (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show - Eloise Kropp (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show - Georgina Pazcoguin (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show - Christine Cornish Smith (Nominated)

US Tour 6

2020 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards[16]

  • Best Make-Up (Live Stage) - Jakey Hicks, Sierra Peterson (Won)
  • Best Hair Styling (Live Stage) - Jakey Hicks, Sierra Peterson, Chanthy Tach (Nominated)


Japan Production

2020 Yomiuri Theater Awards (読売演劇大賞)[17][18]

  • Art Honor Award (芸術栄誉賞)

Toronto Production

1985 Dora Mavor Moore Awards[19]

Amsterdam Production

1988 VSCD Awards[20]

  • Dutch Musical Award (Won)

Paris Production

1989 Molière Awards[21]

  • Best Musical (Won)

South Africa Production

2001 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards[22]

  • Best Performance in a Musical or Revue - Warren Kimmel (Won)
  • Best Technical Contribution to Theatre for Technical Management - Keith Anderson (Won)

Dutch Tour

De Duimen 2007[23]

2007 Sentimento Awards[24]

  • Best Female Understudy - Penny Vos (Grizabella) (Won)

2007 Dutch Musical Awards[25]

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Big Musical - Anouk van Nes (Nominated)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Big Musical - Roberto de Groot (Nominated)

Aus / Asia Tour

2010 Helpmann Awards[26]

2010 Green Room Awards[27]

Aus / NZ Tour

2015 Green Room Awards[28][29]

  • Outstanding Ensemble (Won)
  • Best Male In A Supporting Role - Josh Piterman (Won)
  • Best Female In A Supporting Role - Amy Berrisford (Nominated)
  • Best Design (Sound) - Ki Young Kim (Nominated)
  • Best Production (Nominated)

Paris Revival

2016 Molière Awards[30]

  • Best Musical (Nominated)

Vienna Revival

2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards[31]


  1. Olivier Winners 1981, officiallondontheatre.com.
  2. Evening Standard Theatre Awards 1980-2003, standard.co.uk.
  3. The Ivors 1982, ivorsacademy.com.
  4. 25th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations, Billboard.
  5. Olivier Winners 2015, officiallondontheatre.com.
  6. Winners / 1983 / CATS, tonyawards.com.
  7. Nominees and Recipients 1983 Awards, dramadesk.org.
  8. Awards for 1982-1983, outercritics.org.
  9. 26th Annual GRAMMY Awards, grammy.com.
  10. HHA Nominees & Recipients - Cats 1985, theatrewashington.com
  11. The 15th Annual Carbonell Awards, carbonellawards.org.
  12. The 18th Annual Carbonell Awards, carbonellawards.org.
  13. Nominees and Recipients 2017 Awards, dramadesk.org.
  14. Drama League Awards 2017: And the Winners are..., newyorktheatreguide.com.
  15. Tommy Tune, Andy Blankenbuehler, The Great Comet Cast, and More Win Big at the First-Ever Chita Rivera Awards, playbill.com.
  16. Winners! 7th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards, local706.org.
  17. 『キャッツ』が読売演劇大賞 芸術栄誉賞を受賞しました, shiki.jp.
  18. 第27回読売演劇大賞(2020年) 受賞者・受賞作紹介, info.yomiuri.co.jp.
  19. Dora Awards/Past Awards/Recipients, tapa.ca.
  20. Prijzenregen tijdens theatergala (Leidsch Dagblad, 20 September 1988, p. 29)
  21. Palmares de 1987 à 2018, Les Molières.
  22. Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards – Winners, news.wine.co.za.
  23. De Duimen 2007: compleet overzicht, musicalfan.net (archived).
  24. Musical 'Grease' wint Sentimento Award, nu.nl.
  25. Lijst van winnaars van een Musical Award, wikipedia.org.
  26. Past nominees and winners 2010, helpmannawards.com.au.
  27. Green Room Awards 2010, greenroom.org.au (archived).
  28. 2015 Green Room Award Winners, aussietheatre.com.au.
  29. Green Room Award Nominations announced, aussietheatre.com.au.
  30. Historique des Nominations aux Molieres 1987 – 2018, Les Molières.
  31. Winners Announced For 2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, broadwayworld.com.