(in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived: She sang the title role in Carmen.
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After Rose cast Tony Todd in the title role of the 1992 film, Todd — whose performance would make him an instant horror icon — created his own new backstory for the character.How an unsolved murder and a public housing crisis led to Candyman | Aja Romano | August 27, 2021 | Vox
By the time Allen landed the title role in the 1986 Broadway production of “Sweet Charity,” choreographed by Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, her castmates knew her by reputation.
The 1997 Walt Disney TV Cinderella, based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical version, was more feminist and ethnically inclusive, with Brandy Norwood starring in the title role.What the Rise and Fall of the Cinderella Fairy Tale Means for Real Women Today | Carol Dyhouse | April 19, 2021 | Time
I was disappointed that she hadn’t tried harder to look for and accommodate a non-speaking autistic person in the title role before casting her frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler, a non-autistic person.Sia's Golden Globe-Nominated Music Isn’t Just Offensive. It’s Also Bad Art—and the Distinction Matters | Sarah Kurchak | February 25, 2021 | Time
Out actress Sarah Paulson joins previous winner Comer in the running for Television Drama Best Actress, nominated for the title role in Ratched.Nominees (and 2 winners) for 2021 Golden Globes announced | Troy Masters | February 3, 2021 | Washington Blade
He intended at first to use it as a movie to star his father in the title role.A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry | Marianne Hayes | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So intrigued, in fact, that he even auditioned to play the title role.Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin Is the Best Thing About ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ | Kevin Fallon | May 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet you root for the wonderful Oscar Isaac in the title role.
The Bachelor, she points out, has never had a person of color in the title role—a fact they were sued over in 2012.Real Racism: What Aaryn Gries Reveals about Reality TV | Hugh Ryan | August 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It stars Hugh Dancy as damaged-goods special agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen in the title role of Hannibal Lecter.‘Hannibal’: Ken Tucker on His Lack of Appetite for NBC’s Serial-Killer Drama | Ken Tucker | April 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Originally played by Mary Mannering, who created the title role.The Rose of Old St. Louis | Mary Dillon
Two dreams beset him in his momentary slumber—one of a play in which the title-role of the general manager was always unfilled.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
But when Mr. Bacon, who also plays the title role, took it to the New York producers they refused it a try-out.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
How he would have liked to hear it, with Lenormand in the title role.The Puppet Crown | Harold MacGrath
About twenty years later Mayo dramatized "Pudd'nhead Wilson" and played the title role delightfully.Chapters from My Autobiography | Mark Twain
British Dictionary definitions for title role
the role of the character after whom a play, etc, is named
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