From the dat Cats first pounced onto the stage, it has been met with praise and adoration from critics and audiences worldwide. This achievement has been recognised by multiple awards throughout the theatre industry. Read on to see what sits in Cats’ trophy cabinet.

Tony Awards 1983

Best Musical
Best Book
Best Score
Best Director (Trevor Nunn)
Best Supporting Musical Actress (Betty Buckley)
Best Costumes (John Napier)
Best Lighting (David Hersey)

Laurence Olivier Awards 1981

Musical of the Year
Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Musicals (Gillian Lynne)

1981 Evening Standard Award

Best Musical

1983 Grammy Awards

Best Cast Show Album

1984 Grammy Awards

Best Cast Show Album (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording)

1983 Drama Desk Awards

Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Lighting

New York Outer Critics’ Circle Award

Best Musical

France Molière Award

Best Musical

Canada Dora Mavor Moore Awards

7 Awards including Best Musical


7 Awards