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  • Beatrice Straight (1914 - 2001)
    Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film and television actress and a member of the prominent Whitney family. She was an Academy Award and Tony Award w...
  • Viola Davis
    Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her perfo...
  • Jack Cassidy (1927 - 1976)
    John Joseph Edward Cassidy, known professionally as Jack Cassidy, was an American actor who achieved success in theater, cinema and television. Cassidy was born in Queens, New York to William Cassidy...
  • Jason Robards (1922 - 2000)
    Jason Robards was an American stage, film, and television actor. He was a winner of the Tony Award, two Academy Awards, and an Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War I...
  • Mary Tyler Moore (1936 - 2017)
    Mary Tyler Moore was an American actor, producer, and dancer. She was best known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a ...

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.