Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
|Tony Award for
Best Featured Actor in a Play
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play|
|Location||United States New York City|
|Country||United States of America|
|Presented by||American Theatre Wing The Broadway League|
|Currently held by||Reed Birney for The Humans (2016)|
The Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role 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), it was later changed to its current title in 1976. Before 1956, nominees' names were not made public. The change was made by the awards committee to "have a greater impact on theatregoers".
Winners and nominees
3rd Tony Awards
|Arthur Kennedy||Death of a Salesman||Biff Loman|
- 2 Wins
Character Win Total
- 2 Wins
Character Nomination Total
- 3 Nominations
- 2 Nominations
- Edmund Tyrone from Long Day's Journey into Night
- Homer Bolton from Morning's at Seven
- Lenny from The Homecoming
- Phil Hogan from A Moon for the Misbegotten
- Richard Roma from Glengarry Glen Ross
- A supporting actor in each of Neil Simon's Eugene trilogy (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound) has taken the Tony.
- Featured actors in both parts of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes series have won the award.
- Matthew Broderick currently holds the record for the youngest person to ever receive this award.
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