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Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

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Category of
Tony Award

April 24, 1949

Awarded for
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

United States New York City

United States of America

Presented by
American Theatre Wing The Broadway League

Currently held by
Reed Birney for The Humans (2016)

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Winners & Nominees
Reed BirneyThe Humans, Reed Birney, Winner, David FurrNoises Off, David Furr, Nominee, Michael ShannonLong Day’s Journey Into Night, Michael Shannon, Nominee, Bill CampThe Crucible, Bill Camp, Nominee, Richard GouldingKing Charles III, Richard Goulding, Nominee, Richard McCabeThe Audience, Richard McCabe, Winner, Alessandro NivolaThe Elephant Man, Alessandro Nivola, Nominee, K Todd FreemanAirline Highway, K Todd Freeman, Nominee, Matthew BeardSkylight, Matthew Beard, Nominee, Micah StockIt's Only a Play, Micah Stock, Nominee, Nathaniel ParkerWolf Hall: Part One - Wolf Hall: Part Two, Nathaniel Parker, Nominee, Mark RylanceTwelfth Night, Mark Rylance, Winner, Reed BirneyCasa Valentina, Reed Birney, Nominee, Stephen FryTwelfth Night, Stephen Fry, Nominee, Brian J SmithThe Glass Menagerie, Brian J Smith, Nominee, Paul ChahidiTwelfth Night, Paul Chahidi, Nominee, Courtney B VanceLucky Guy, Courtney B Vance, Winner, Richard KindBig Knife, Richard Kind, Nominee, Danny BursteinGolden Boy, Danny Burstein, Nominee, Tony ShalhoubGolden Boy, Tony Shalhoub, Nominee, Billy MagnussenVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Billy Magnussen, Nominee, Christian BorlePeter and the Starcatcher, Christian Borle, Winner, Tom EddenOne Man - Two Guvnors, Tom Edden, Nominee, Andrew GarfieldDeath of a Salesman, Andrew Garfield, Nominee, Jeremy ShamosClybourne Park, Jeremy Shamos, Nominee, Michael CumpstyEnd of the Rainbow, Michael Cumpsty, Nominee

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".


Wins Total

2 Wins
  • Frank Langella
  • Character Win Total

    2 Wins
  • Phil Hogan from A Moon for the Misbegotten
  • Richard Roma from Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Character Nomination Total

    3 Nominations
  • Biff Loman from Death of a Salesman
  • James Tyrone, Jr. from Long Day's Journey into Night
  • 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
  • Trivia

  • 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.
  • References

    Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play Wikipedia

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