Rosie O’Donnell To Receive Special Honor at the 2014 Tony Awards

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The organizers of the Tony Awards have tapped Rosie O’Donnell to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award, handed out annually to a legiter who’s made a significant contribution to humanitarian causes, social services or charitable orgs.

O’Donnell — who produced the Broadway tuner “Taboo” and also acted in productions of “Grease,” “Seussical” and “Fiddler on the Roof” — scores the Stevenson kudo for her work with Rosie’s Theater Kids, the arts education program that provides performing arts training to underserved students in New York City schools.

Individual initiatives under the RTKids umbrella include PS Broadway, offering dance and music classes that culminate in a trip to a Broadway tuner; ACTE II, a scholarship program for PS Broadway graduates; A+ Arts, offering supplementary support for ACTE II students looking to attend a performing arts high school; and the fitness-centric Spotlight on Fitness.

O’Donnell will receive the Stevenson Award during this year’s Tony kudocast, a ceremony she’s hosted three times. The laurel is named after Isabelle Stevenson, the late president of the American Theater Wing, which presents the Tonys every year with the Broadway League.

Tony noms are due to be announced April 29 ahead of the June 8 ceremony at Radio City Musical Hall.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Another bright spot in my Day…. Kudo’s to you my friend and thanks for always being there for so many people. Congrats on the Tony. It takes a town to raise a child and Rosie is just one… what a diffference we all could make if we stepped up and did what we could.

  2. One thing for sure about Rosie is the love she has for all children, she deserves this and more, happy for her!

  3. Miriam says:

    this is awesome

  4. Theresa Dean says:

    You deserve it and them some Ro…YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Wish I could be there, NASHVILLE LOVES YOU~

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