Rosie O'Donnell will be presented with the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the Tony Awards in June.
The award is presented every year to a member of the theater community who has made a significant contribution to humanitarian causes, social services or charitable organizations.
O'Donnell will be honored for Rosie's Theater Kids, an arts education program which provides dance, music and drama training for New York City public school students.
"We are excited to announce Rosie as this year's Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient. Rosie exemplifies the spirit and the generosity of the Broadway community through her 'pay it forward' mentality within the arts community and beyond," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, said in a statement. "Rosie constantly works to make our world a better place, and unconditional generosity like hers deserves great recognition."
O'Donnell, who appeared in productions of Grease, Seussical and Fiddler on the Roof, has hosted the Tony Awards three times. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for the 52nd annual ceremony.
The Tony Award nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 PT on the ceremony's website. The 68th annual awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8 at 8/7c on CBS.
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