Playbill Poll: Readers Pick New Categories for Tony Awards

By Carey Purcell
07 Jun 2013

Sierra Boggess joined the cast of Phantom of the Opera for a limited engagement this winter.
Photo by Joan Marcus


Dan Buccheri: Best Replacement in a Leading Role in a Musical.. for all the stunning actors and actresses who take over a leading role in a Musical that's been running... this would give credit to many who deserve it and also potentially launch the careers of many talented performers
khemingway: best replacement! too many outstanding performances by people who didn't originate roles go entirely unrecognized!
realityrobert: Best replacement in both plays and musicals. There are a lot of great actors that take over a role.

This category was first introduced in 2005 for the 2006 Tony Awards, but an award was never given to a performer. Perhaps it's time to reintroduce this idea.  Continued...