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Frank Langella Wins the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Play

Langella is currently starring in The Father at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Frank Langella wins the 2016 Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway icon Frank Langella has added a fourth Tony Award to his collection, winning a 2016 Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in MTC's The Father. With the win Langella ties with Boyd Gaines as winner of the most Tonys by a male actor.

Written by Florian Zeller, The Father is a contemporary work about dealing with Alzheimer's. Frank Langella leads the company as Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter, Anne, and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? Doug Hughes directs.

Joining Langella in the company are Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Brian Avers (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Charles Borland (A Man for All Seasons), Hannah Cabell (Grounded), Kathleen McNenny (Fish in the Dark).

Frank Langella with Kathleen McNenny in a scene from The Father.
(© Joan Marcus)

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