Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Thanos Papavasiliou / Flickr

Broadway shows and musicals are a huge part of the theatre genre, and thousands of people go and watch these productions around the world. While some productions only last a couple of years, others last decades, bringing the same energy they did when the curtains opened for the first time. And, there are those Broadway musicals that stay at the forefront of theatre discussions, of which we have selected twenty. Keep reading to see what our best Broadway musicals are, and if your number one is the same as ours.

RELATED: Ranking the Best Audrey Hepburn Movies from Musicals to Thrillers

20. The Rocky Horror Show (1973-1980)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Rocky Horror UK

19. Falsettos (1992-1993)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Tony Awards

18. Newsies (2012-2014)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Disney on Broadway

17. Annie (1977-1983)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway in Cincinnati

16. Into the Woods (1987-1989)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

15. In the Heights (2008-2011)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: PBS

14. Dear Evan Hansen (2016-2022)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

13. Hairspray (2002-2009)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Hairspray on Tour

12. Cabaret (1966-1969)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Tony Awards

11. West Side Story (1957-1959)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Disney+

10. Fiddler on the Roof (1964-1970)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Anthony Warlow & Company

9. Mamma Mia! (2001-2015)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

8. Cats (1982-2000)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

7. The Lion King (1997-Present)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Syracuse Landmark Theatre

6. Rent (1996-2008)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

5. Lés Miserables (1987-2003)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Imperial Theatre

4. Hamilton: An American Musical (2015-Present)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

3. Wicked (2003-Present)

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Broadway

2. Chicago (1996-Present)

Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Chicago the Musical

1. The Phantom of the Opera (1988-2023) / Best Broadway Musicals

20 Best Broadway Musicals Of All Time
Credit: Royal Albert Hall