Honors and Awards

Rodgers' work has resulted in a huge number of awards for original Broadway shows and revivals in recent years. The following list details the awards he won:

Academy Award For Best Original Song

State Fair – 'It Might as Well Be Spring' (1945)

Donaldson Award

Pal Joey (1940), eleven awards

Grammy Award

The Sound of Music (1960) for Best Show Album (Original Cast)
No Strings (1962) for Best Original Cast Show Album

New York Drama Critics Award

Pal Joey (1940)

Pulitzer Prize

South Pacific (1950) for Drama
Oklahoma (1944) in the category of 'Special Awards And Citations – Letters'

Emmy Award

Winston Churchill – The Valiant Years (1962) for Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composed

Tony Awards

South Pacific (1950) for Best Musical, Best Producers, Musical and Best Original Score
The King and I (1952) for Best Musical
The Sound of Music (1960) for Best Musical
No Strings (1962) for Best Composer and Lyricist
Special Award in 1962 "for all he has done for young people in the theatre and for taking the men of the orchestra out of the pit and putting them on stage in No Strings"
Special Award in 1972
Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre 1979

Barnard College Award

Barnard Medal of Distinction (1978)


Rodgers' most well known compositions with Hammerstein as lyricist.

Oklahoma! (1943)
Carousel (1945)
State Fair (1945)
South Pacific (1949)
The King and I (1951)
Cinderella (1957)
Flower Drum Song (1958)
The Sound of Music (1959)


Hamilton at Richard Rodgets Theater

Richard Rodgers Theater

New York City

The 226 West 46th Street Theatre was renamed the Richard Rodgers Theater in Richard Rodgers' honour in 1990.

Showing Hamilton. The critically acclaimed new musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 11 Tony Awards!

Richard Rodgers Books and Play Memorabilia