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title role

the role of the character after whom a play, etc., is named
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Women- centric films are not commonplace in Bollywood and allotting title roles to heroines is rarer still.
She has appeared at Theatre at the Mount as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" last summer and played Holly in "The Wedding Singer." Other favorite roles include Sharpey in "High School Musical," with Clinton Community Theatre, and the title role in "Hello, Dolly," at Clinton High School.
Petersburg decades earlier, dancing the title roles in both Balanchine's Apollo and Fokine's Petrouchka.
Walker is eager to sing the title roles of Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, and Orlando as well as Rossini's Tancredi, all gutsy, heroic characters who share something with one of Walker's gay role models, the late Freddie Mercury.
Alan Bates and Frances de la Tour will play the title roles in Antony and Cleopatra as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's new-look Summer Festival Season.