And, The Winner Was: See How Playbill Readers' Picks Compared to Those of Tony Award Voters

By Playbill Staff
10 Jun 2013

Judith Light
Photo by Joan Marcus

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

CORRECTJudith Light nabbed a Tony Award two years in a row! Readers and Tony voters picked Light — who plays no-nonsense, pragmatic family member Faye in The Assembled Parties — as their favorite Featured Actress in a Play. The actress, who received the 2013 Drama Desk for her performance, was awarded her first Tony last year for her performance in Other Desert Cities and was nominated the year prior with Lombardi. The actress, who often finds herself in the "Featured" category, is on a roll. Light told the press room that her win for The Assembled Parties "is one of real appreciation. I was away from this community for a really long time. I was terrified to come back to the theatre."

Click here to watch Light and other "Featured" nominees talk about receiving their 2013 nomination.