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2009 Tony Award Winner: Roger Robinson For 'Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play'

The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit

Nominations in 27 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced on May 5th by Tony Award Winners Cynthia Nixon and Lin-Manuel Miranda from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2009 Tony Award winners, click here.

BroadwayWorld Congratulates
Roger Robinson
2009 Tony Award Winner
'Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play'

Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
Broadway: Drowning Crow, Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), Amen Corner the Musical, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, The Iceman Cometh, The Miser, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Off-Broadway: The Cherry Orchard, The Middle of Nowhere, Of Mice and Men, Do Lord Remember Me?, The Trials of Brother Jero, The Strong Breed, Who's Got His Own?, Crooks, Lady Day, Macbird, Walk in Darkness. London: Jitney (Royal National Theatre). Film: On the One, Brother to Brother (Sundance 2004/Special Jury Prize/Spirit Award nomination), Vig, It's My Turn, Newman's Law, The Lonely Guy, Meteor, Willie Dynamite. TV: "NYPD Blue," "The Education of Max Bickford," "Hoop Life," "ER," "Kate Brasher," "Friends," "Homicide," "Law & Order," "NY Undercover," "The Cosby Show," "Hawk," "The Equalizer," "Kojak," "The Jeffersons," "Baretta," "King," "Quincy," "Marcus-Nelson Murders."


'Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play'
2009 Tony Award Nominees

John Glover ("Lucky" in Waiting for Godot)
Recent - Roundabout: The Marriage of Bette & Boo, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk, Drama League & Lortel noms.). B'way: The Drowsy Chaperone, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony, Obie Award), Design For Living, Whodunnit, Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest, Holiday, Chemin De Fer, The Visit, Don Juan, The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award). He also appeared in Some Men (Philadelphia Theatre Company). Off-B'way: Sorrows and Rejoicings, Oblivion Postponed, Digby, Give Me Your Answer Do, A Scent of Flowers, Rebel Women, The House of Blue Leaves, Criminal Minds. TV: "Smallville"; 5 Emmy Award noms. Film: Payback, Batman and Robin, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Gremlins II, Scrooged, Masquerade, The Chocolate War, Rocket Gilbraltar, 52 Pick-Up, White Nights, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Melvin and Howard, Julia, Annie Hall.

Zach Grenier ("Ludwig van Beethoven" in 33 Variations)
Selected credits: Film:Fincher's Fight Club and Zodiac, Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil and Herzog's Rescue Dawn. Television: David Milch's"Deadwood," "24" and Neil Simon's"Laughter on the 23rd Floor"; series regular on "C-16: FBI" and "Touching Evil."Regional theatre: Art (Chicago); the title roles in Uncle Vanya (Yale Rep) and Tartuffe (Yale Rep and Princeton's McCarter Theatre). Off-Broadway: David Rabe's A Question of Mercy and David Hare's Stuff Happens, performances honored with Drama League and Drama Desk awards. Broadway: Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons.

Stephen Mangan ("Norman" in The Norman Conquests)
Extensive theatre credits include The People are Friendly at the Royal Court, Noises Off at the Piccadilly, Declan Donnellan's production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever at the Savoy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and School for Scandal, all for the Royal Shakespeare Company. TV: Guillaume Secretan in "Green Wing," "The Armando Iannucci Show," "Lucky Jim," "I'm Alan Partridge," and Adrian Mole in "The Cappuccino Years". Film: Festival, Confetti, Billy Elliot.

Paul Ritter ("Reg" in The Norman Conquests)
His extensive theatre credits include The Hothouse, RoyAl Hunt of the Sun, Coram Boy and The Coast of Utopia, all at the National Theatre, The Night Heron at the Royal Court and at The Old Vic in Snake in the Grass, presented by the Peter Hall Company. TV: "Peterloo," "Ripley's Gold," "Waking the Dead," "He Kills Coppers," and "Little Dorrit". Film: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Quantum of Solace, Son of Rambow.

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