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BWW Flashback Special: Sydney Lucas Departs FUN HOME Today

It's sad faces all around as BroadwayWorld bids farewell to Tony Award nominee Sydney Lucas who plays her final performance in Broadway's Fun Home today, Sunday, October 4. Her understudy, Gabriella Pizzolo, will take over the role of 'Small Alison' beginning October 6, 2015.

Below, we take a look back at the pint-sized star's journey with the production!

At just 11 years old, Lucas was nominated for the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and captured audiences with her performance of "Ring of Keys" at the ceremony - re-live the beautiful moment below!

Lucas originated the role of 'Small Alison' when FUN HOME was in development at The Public Theater in 2012 and continued the part for the musical's off-Broadway run the following year. In addition to her 2015 Tony nod, the actress earned Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She is also the youngest actress ever to win an Obie Award.

With music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron and direction by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold, Fun Home opened to rave reviews at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 19, 2015, and recently won five 2015 Tony Awards.


Jake Lucas and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Take a Stroll through the BC/EFA Flea Market with Broadway's Biggest Stars! on 9/28/2015 by Linda Lenzi


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Take a Stroll through the BC/EFA Flea Market with Broadway's Biggest Stars! on 9/28/2015 by Linda Lenzi


Emily Skeggs, William Jackson Harper, Cotter Smith, Michele Pawk, Tyne Daly, Sydney Lucas, Caleb McLaughlin, Anthony Edwards, Jenny Jules and Will Pullen from Photo Flash: Carol Burnett and Company Bring HOLLYWOOD ARMS Back to the Stage on 9/22/2015 by BWW News Desk


Mark Brokaw, Will Pullen, Anthony Edwards, Michele Pawk, Caleb McLaughlin, Tyne Daly, Izzy Hanson-Johnston, Sydney Lucas, Carol Burnett, Emily Skeggs, Jenny Jules, William Jackson Harper, Phillip Himberg from Photo Flash: Carol Burnett and Company Bring HOLLYWOOD ARMS Back to the Stage on 9/22/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS! on 7/13/2015 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS! on 7/13/2015 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS! on 7/13/2015 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Judy Kuhn and Michael Cerveris from Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS! on 7/13/2015 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates the Tonys at the Carlyle-Portraits of the Stars! on 6/10/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs and Michael Cerveris from Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates the Tonys at the Carlyle-Portraits of the Stars! on 6/10/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3 on 6/7/2015 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3 on 6/7/2015 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 2 on 6/7/2015 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Honor 2015 Tony Honorees! on 6/2/2015 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Honor 2015 Tony Honorees! on 6/2/2015 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas and Jake Lucas from Photo Coverage: All the Red Carpet Fashions at the Drama Desk Awards! on 6/1/2015 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley! on 5/28/2015 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


Zell Steele Morrow, Oscar Williams and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley! on 5/28/2015 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


Zell Steele Morrow, Oscar Williams and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley! on 5/28/2015 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


Sydney Lucas, Montego Glover from Photo Flash: Broadway's Best Honor 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera at Luncheon on 5/27/2015 by BWW News Desk


Emily Skeggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone from Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala on 5/20/2015 by BWW News Desk


Michael Cerveris, Linda Lavin, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Steve Bakunas from Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala on 5/20/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Drama League Awards 2015 - the Women, Including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Rosemary Harris, and More! on 5/17/2015 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Drama League Awards 2015 - the Women, Including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Rosemary Harris, and More! on 5/17/2015 by Walter McBride


Judy Kuhn, Oscar Williams, Zell Steele Morrow, Sydney Lucas, Michael Ceveris from Photo Flash: Meet the Family- First Look at FUN HOME on Broadway! on 4/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs from Photo Flash: Meet the Family- First Look at FUN HOME on Broadway! on 4/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris from Photo Flash: Meet the Family- First Look at FUN HOME on Broadway! on 4/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: Meet the Family- First Look at FUN HOME on Broadway! on 4/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


Oscar Williams, Zell Steele Morrow, Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: Meet the Family- First Look at FUN HOME on Broadway! on 4/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, and Alexandra Socha from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas and Judy Kuhn from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas and Michael Cerveris from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas and Michael Cerveris from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas and Michael Cerveris from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Michael Cerveris and Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Noah Hinsdale, Griffin Birney, and Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, and Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More in Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/8/2013 by BWW News Desk


Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Joel Perez, Sydney Lucas, Roberta Colindrez, Alexandra Socha, Judy Kuhn from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Alexandra Socha from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Alexandra Socha from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Joel Perez, Roberta Colindrez, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Alexandra Socha, Judy Kuhn, Griffin Birney, Noah Hinsdale from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Joel Perez, Roberta Colindrez, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Alexandra Socha, Judy Kuhn, Griffin Birney, Noah Hinsdale from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas, Griffin Birney, Noah Hinsdale from Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME on 10/23/2013 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening of UNDER THE RADAR! on 1/9/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening of UNDER THE RADAR! on 1/9/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening of UNDER THE RADAR! on 1/9/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas and Tim Federle from Photo Coverage: Inside FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!'s NYC Book Launch with Tim Federle, Sherie Rene Scott & More! on 1/28/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards- Part Two on 5/5/2014 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards- Part Two on 5/5/2014 by Jennifer Broski


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 Drama Desk Awards Reception- Nominees Get Candid! on 5/9/2014 by Linda Lenzi


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Head to Toe Fashion at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards! on 5/16/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: 80th Annual Drama League Awards - The Ladies! on 5/17/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: 80th Annual Drama League Awards - The Ladies! on 5/17/2014 by Walter McBride


Emily Skeggs, Sydney Lucas and Alexandra Socha from Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards! on 5/19/2014 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Griffin Birney, Noah Hinsdale and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards! on 5/19/2014 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Alexandra Socha and Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards! on 5/19/2014 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sydney Lucas and Sutton Foster from Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards! on 5/19/2014 by Jessica Fallon Gordon


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Drama Desk Awards- Part 2 on 6/2/2014 by Linda Lenzi


Sydney Lucas from Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Fashions at the Drama Desk Awards! on 6/4/2014 by Walter McBride


Sydney Lucas from Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman on 12/11/2014 by BWW News Desk


Barbara Whitman, Julie Halston, Michael Cerveris, Sydney Lucas, Lisa Kron, Lindsay Mendez, Alice Ripley from Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman on 12/11/2014 by BWW News Desk


Julie Halston, Sydney Lucas, Lisa Kron from Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman on 12/11/2014 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas, Barbara Whitman from Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman on 12/11/2014 by BWW News Desk


Sydney Lucas, Julie Halston, Michael Cerveris, Lisa Kron, Lindsay Mendez, Alice Ripley from Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman on 12/11/2014 by BWW News Desk


Roberta Colindrez, Joel Perez, Emily Skeggs, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Zell Morrow, and Oscar Williams from Photo Flash: FUN HOME Cast Preps for Broadway- Meet the Company! on 2/9/2015 by BWW News Desk


The cast: Joel Perez, Beth Malone, Oscar Williams, Michael Cerveris, Zell Steele Morrow, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs from Photo Coverage: Sam Gold Hosts Open House for Broadway's FUN HOME! on 3/23/2015 by Walter McBride


The company: Beth Malone, Joel Perez, Sam Gold, Jeanine Tesori, Oscar Williams, Michael Cerveris, Zell Steele Morrow, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs and Lisa Kron from Photo Coverage: Sam Gold Hosts Open House for Broadway's FUN HOME! on 3/23/2015 by Walter McBride

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