The Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play has been given since 1960. Before 1960 there was only one award for both play direction and musical direction, then in 1960 the award was split into two categories: Dramatic and Musical. In 1976 the Dramatic category was renamed to Play. For pre-1960 direction awards please reference Tony Award for Best Director.
6 wins: Mike Nichols
3 wins: Jerry Zaks
2 wins: Peter Brook, John Dexter, Gerald Gutierrez, Peter Hall, Jack O'Brien, Gene Saks