Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
|Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play|
|Awarded for||Quality supporting roles in a Broadway play|
|Presented by||Tony Award Productions (American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League)|
|Currently held by||Mark Rylance (2014)|
The Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actors for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year."
Originally called the "Tony Award for Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic)", the award was first presented to Mrs. Warren's Profession, won the award. Its most recent recipient is Mark Rylance for the role of Countess Olivia in Twelfth Night.
Frank Langella holds the record for having the most wins in this category with a total of two; he is the only person to win the award more than once. Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross and Phil Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten are the only characters to take the award multiple times, both winning twice. A supporting actor in each of Neil Simon's Eugene trilogy (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Broadway Bound) has taken the Tony, whereas featured actors in both parts of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes series have also won the award.
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- Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Tony Awards held that year.
^[II] The "Ref." cites the role the winning actor portrayed in the work; the award winners and nominees are referenced by the general reference.
^[III] The Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play was not presented in 1950.
^[IV] Paul Sills' Story Theatre consists of ten one-act plays. Sand portrayed Cowherd in "The Little Peasant", the Rich Peasant in "The Little Peasant", Robber Bridegroom in "The Robber Bridegroom", Turkey Lurkey in "Henny Penny", Clerk in "The Master Thief", Soldier in "The Master Thief", Simpleton in "The Golden Goose", and Hound in "Town Musicians of Bremen".
^[V] Wright portrayed Mr. Lies, Belize, and a member of the Council of Principalities.
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