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2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'

2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2011 Tony Award winners, click here.

 




BroadwayWorld Congratulates
Sutton Foster
2011 Tony Award Winner
'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
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2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'Sutton Foster ("Reno Sweeney" in Anything Goes)
Sutton Foster: Broadway: Shrek (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Award), Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony nomination, Ovation Award), Little Women (Tony nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire Awards), Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Grease. Off-Broadway: Trust (Second Stage), Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores!). Tours: The Will Rogers Follies, Les Misérables, Grease. U.S. solo concert tour: An Evening With Sutton Foster. Other concerts: They're Playing Our Song, Chess, Funny Girl (Actors' Fund benefits), Lincoln Center's American Songbook, Philly Pops, New York Pops, Café Carlyle, Feinstein's, Joe's Pub. TV: "Law & Order: SVU," "Johnny and the Sprites," "Flight of the Conchords." Debut solo CD: Wish. Proud teacher: NYU, Ball State.

 

'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical'
2011 Tony Award Nominees


2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'Beth Leavel ("Florence Greenberg" in Baby It's You!)
Beth Leavel received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway credits include Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy for You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Show Boat and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. Ms. Leavel was also seen in the City Center Encores! production of No, No, Nanette as Lucille. Numerous Off-Broad­way, commercials, TV and regional theatre. MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam. Grateful to my boys @BRS. Thankful to have the chance to tell Florence's story.



2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'Patina Miller ("Deloris Van Cartier" in Sister Act)
Patina Miller originated the role of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act's West End production, earning an Olivier Award nomination and a WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Additional credits include Off-Broadway: Hair (Public Theater), Romantic Poetry (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: Sister Act, Being Alive (Philadelphia Theatre Company). Workshops: American Idiot, Nightingale, The Book of Mormon. Television: "All My Children." Miller received a degree in musical theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. Patina is honored and thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in her dream role. She'd like to thank her Mom, Bauman Redanty Shaul, Jeremy Katz and her family and friends. She'd also like to thank her Sister Act family, especially Whoopi for her advice and trust, and her voice teacher, Mark Meylan. She dedicates her performance to her Grandmother.



2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'Donna Murphy ("Bubbie/Raisel" in The People in the Picture)
Donna Murphy: Broadway: Passion (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), The King and I (Tony Award), LoveMusik (Drama Desk, OCC Awards; Tony nom.), Wonderful Town (Drama Desk, OCC, Astaire Awards; Drama League Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre; Tony nom.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, etc. Off-Broadway: Helen (Drama League Award), Twelve Dreams and Hello Again (Drama Desk noms.), Song of Singapore (Drama Desk, OCC noms.), Privates on Parade (Roundabout), Encores! Anyone Can Whistle, Follies and Wonderful Town. Select film/TV: Higher Ground and Dark Horse (upcoming), Tangled, The Nanny Diaries, The Fountain, World Trade Center, Spider-Man 2, Center Stage, Star Trek: Insurrection, "Ugly Betty," "Trust Me," "L&O: CI," "CSI," "Hack," "Murder One," "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," HBO's "Someone Had to Be Benny"(Emmy, Cable ACE Awards).

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