Rockford native Marin Mazzie to receive posthumous special Tony Award

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Late Broadway star and Rockford native Marin Mazzie will receive a special Tony Award for her contributions to the theater.

Mazzie died last September after a battle with ovarian cancer. The Tony Award honors her legacy of leadership and advocacy while battling cancer.

Mazzie was nominated for the Tony Award three previous times in her career.