BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- Keala Settle on How HANDS ON A HARDBODY Made Her a Better Person
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Keala Settle, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Hands on a Hardbody. Check out what she had to say below!
Settle made her Broadway debut in 2011 in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as Shirley and in the ensemble.
Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name that was created by S.R. Bindler and produced by Bindler and Kevin Morris, the musical features a book by Doug Wright (Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Amanda Green, direction by Neil Pepe (Broadway's Speed-The-Plow), and musical staging by Sergio Trujillo(Memphis, Jersey Boys).
Click here for the complete list of nominees!