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  • Tyne Daly
    Ellen Tyne Daly (born February 21, 1946) is an American stage and screen actress. She has won six Emmy Awards for her television work, a Tony Award and is a 2011 American Theatre Hall of Fame inducte...
  • Bea Arthur (1922 - 2009)
    Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on...
  • Harvey Forbes Fierstein
    Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954)[1] is an American actor and playwright, noted for two Tony Awards distinctions. He has won Tony awards as Best Leading Actor in both a play and a musical. ...
  • Charles Strouse
    Charles Strouse (born June 7, 1928) is an American composer and lyricist. Charles Strouse Charles Strouse photograph.jpg Charles Strouse Background information Born June 7, 1928 (age 86) Origin Ne...
  • Frank Loesser (1910 - 1969)
    Frank Henry Loesser (/ˈlɛsər/;[1] June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To S...

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The rules for the Tony Awards are set forth in the official document "Rules and Regulations of The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards", which applies for that season only.[3] The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S. theatre honor, the New York theatre industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for motion pictures, the Grammy Awards for music and the Emmy Awards for television, and the Laurence Olivier Award for theatre in London, England.