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Rosie O'Donnell to get honorary Tony Award

2014-04-02 20:00
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New York - Rosie O'Donnell is getting a Tony Award.

The award's administration committee said on Tuesday that the former talk show host will get the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award, an honorary prize given to members of the theatre community for their philanthropic efforts.

The committee cites O'Donnell's commitment to arts education for New York City's public school children.

In 2003, the Emmy Award-winning O'Donnell started a nonprofit arts education organisation now known as Rosie's Theater Kids, which provides training in dance, music and drama for students attending public school in New York City.

O'Donnell has hosted the Tony Awards three times, and her theatre credits include performing in Grease, Seuss cal and Fiddler on the Roof as well as producing the musical Taboo.

The Tony Awards will take place on 8 June.

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