Title role

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.wikipedia
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The Doctor (Doctor Who)

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The title character in narrative works is one who is named or referred to in the title, such as The Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who, Harry Potter in the namesake series of novels and films, Romeo and Juliet in the Shakespeare play or Annie Oakley in the musical Annie Get Your Gun.
The Doctor is the title character in the long-running BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who.

Harry Potter (character)

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The title character in narrative works is one who is named or referred to in the title, such as The Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who, Harry Potter in the namesake series of novels and films, Romeo and Juliet in the Shakespeare play or Annie Oakley in the musical Annie Get Your Gun.
Harry James Potter is the titular protagonist of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Bilbo Baggins

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The title character need not be named in the title, but may be referred to by some other word or phrase, such as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit or Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.
Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings.

Leading actor

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The performer playing the title role is not always the lead and the title role may or may not be the protagonist.
A title role is often but not necessarily the lead.

Sauron

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A title character may be the main antagonist, e.g. Sauron in The Lord of the Rings or Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Performing arts

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Title (publishing)

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Aida

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Giselle

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Michael Collins (film)

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Othello

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The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida, Giselle, Michael Collins, or Othello.

Actor

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The actor, singer, or dancer who performs that part is also said to have the title role.

Singing

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The actor, singer, or dancer who performs that part is also said to have the title role.

Dance

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The actor, singer, or dancer who performs that part is also said to have the title role.

Protagonist

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The performer playing the title role is not always the lead and the title role may or may not be the protagonist.

Television

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In the television miniseries Shogun, for example, Toshirō Mifune had the title role, but the lead was played by Richard Chamberlain.

Miniseries

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In the television miniseries Shogun, for example, Toshirō Mifune had the title role, but the lead was played by Richard Chamberlain.

Shōgun (1980 miniseries)

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In the television miniseries Shogun, for example, Toshirō Mifune had the title role, but the lead was played by Richard Chamberlain.

Toshiro Mifune

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In the television miniseries Shogun, for example, Toshirō Mifune had the title role, but the lead was played by Richard Chamberlain.

Richard Chamberlain

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In the television miniseries Shogun, for example, Toshirō Mifune had the title role, but the lead was played by Richard Chamberlain.

James Bond

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In the James Bond novel The Man with the Golden Gun, the title character is the primary antagonist.

The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)

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In the James Bond novel The Man with the Golden Gun, the title character is the primary antagonist.

August Wilson

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The title role and the lead can be different genders; for example, in the 2003 revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Whoopi Goldberg had the title role, but the lead was Charles S. Dutton.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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The title role and the lead can be different genders; for example, in the 2003 revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Whoopi Goldberg had the title role, but the lead was Charles S. Dutton.

Whoopi Goldberg

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The title role and the lead can be different genders; for example, in the 2003 revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Whoopi Goldberg had the title role, but the lead was Charles S. Dutton.