- Associated Press - Sunday, June 12, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Ellen Barkin has won the Tony Award for best performance by an actress in a featured role.

Barkin won for her searing performance as a frustrated doctor trying to combat AIDS in the revival of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart.” The play marks her Broadway debut.

She is better known as a film actress and her credits include “The Big Easy” opposite Dennis Quaid and “Sea of Love” with Al Pacino.

Barkin beat out Edie Falco in “The House of Blue Leaves,” Judith Light in “Lombardi,” Joanna Lumley in “La Bete” and Elizabeth Rodriguez in “The Motherf–- With the Hat.”

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