Three separate actors won the Oscar, Emmy and Tony for playing Henry VIII.

Charles Laughton won the 1932/33 Oscar for playing the monarch in The Private Life of Henry VIII.

Keith Michell created a sensation for his portrayal of Henry in the television miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII, winning a 1972 Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the episode titled Catherine Howard.

Rex Harrison won a Tony for playing the king in Max Anderson's verse drama Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949.


 
Performances of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker have also won all three awards: The Oscar and Tony for Anne Bancroft (1962/1960) and the Emmy for Patty Duke in 1979. Teresa Wright was also Emmy-nominated for playing Annie Sullivan in the original 1957 Playhouse 90 telecast of The Miracle Worker. Another other role to nab all three awards was In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffanys author Truman Capote, which won a 1990 Tony and an 1992 Emmy for Robert Morse in the one-man show Tru, and a Best Actor Oscar for Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote in 2005.
 

There are several roles which resulted in nominations for all three, and while the performances may have won one or two, they failed to win the trifecta:

Role
Oscar
Emmy
Tony
Cyrano de Bergerac José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)*
Gérard Depardieu
in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac (1951)&
José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac (1955)
Kevin Kline in Cyrano de Bergerac (2009)

José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac (1946)*
Christopher Plummer in Cyrano (1973)*

Margot Channing Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950) Lauren Bacall in Applause (1973) Lauren Bacall in Applause (1970)*
Blanche DuBoise Vivian Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)* Ann-Margerat in A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Jessica Tandy in A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)*
Blythe Danner in A Streetcar Named Desire (1988)
Elizabeth I Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)*
Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (1998)
Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (1998)
Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R (1971)*+
Helen Mirren in Elizabeth I (2005)*
Harriet Walter in Mary Stuart (2009)
Henry Drummond Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind (1960) Melvyn Douglas in Inherit the Wind (1966)
Jason Robards in Inherit the Wind (1988)*
Jack Lemmon in Inherit the Wind (1999)
Paul Muni in Inherit the Wind (1958)*
George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind (1996)
Christopher Plummer in Inherit the Wind (2007)
Hamlet Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948)* Christopher Plummer in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) Richard Burton in Hamlet (1964)
Ralph Fiennes in Hamlet (1995)*
Jude Law in Hamlet (2010)
Billie Holiday Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues Audra McDonald in Lady Day at
Emerson's Bar & Grill
Audra McDonald in Lady Day at
Emerson's Bar & Grill
*
Stanley Kowalski Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Alec Baldwin in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) Alec Baldwin in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992)
Stella Kowalski Kim Hunter in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)* Beverly D'Angelo in A Streetcar Named Desire (1984) Frances McDormand in A Streetcar Named Desire (1988)
Amy Ryan in A Streetcar Named Desire (2005)
Abraham Lincoln Raymond Massey in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)*
Jason Robards in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964)
Hal Holbrook in Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)*
Sam Waterston in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1994)
Willy Loman Fredric March in Death of a Salesman (1951) Lee J. Cobb in Death of a Salesman (1966)
Dustin Hoffman in Death of a Salesman (1985)*
Brian Dennehy in Death of a Salesman (2000)
George C. Scott in Death of a Salesman (1975)
Brian Dennehy in Death of a Salesman (1999)*
Biff Loman Kevin McCarthy in Death of a Salesman (1951) John Malkovich in Death of a Salesman (1985)* Kevin Anderson in Death of a Salesman (1999)
Linda Loman Mildred Dunnock in Death of a Salesman (1951) Mildred Dunnock in Death of a Salesman (1966)
Kate Reid in Death of a Salesman (1985)
Elizabeth Franz in Death of a Salesman (2000)
Elizabeth Franz in Death of a Salesman (1999)*
John Merrick John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1981) Philip Anglim in The Elephant Man (1982) Philip Anglim in The Elephant Man (1979)
Elizabeth Procter Joan Allen in The Crucible (1996) Colleen Dewhurst in The Crucible (1967) Beatrice Straight in The Crucible (1953)*
Archie Rice Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer (1960) Jack Lemmon in The Entertainer (1976) Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer (1958)
Sweeney Todd Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd (2007) George Hearn in Sweeney Todd (1982)* Len Cariou in Sweeney Todd (1979)*
Bob Gunton in Sweeney Todd (1990)
Michael Cerveris in Sweeney Todd (2006)
Phillip Francis Queeg Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny (1954) Lloyd Nolan in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1955)* Željko Ivanek in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (2006)
Mrs. Watts Geraldine Page* in The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful (2014) Cicely Tyson* in The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

* Won the award

&No performance was specified for this nomination, but Ferrer's performance as Cyrano on the anthology series The Philco Television Playhouse was among his television work during the awards eligibility period.

+ Jackson won two Emmys for this minseries, for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series and Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for the episode The Shadow In The Sun. She was also nominated in this category for the episode The Lion's Club.
 


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