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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- MATILDA's Lauren Ward 'Absolutely Surprised' by Her Nomination

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 Lauren Ward, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Matilda. Check out what she had to say below!

Her London credits include: Matilda, The Sound of Music, The Philadelphia Story, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Camelot, The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Vagina Monologues, DuBarry Was a Lady, Elegies. Broadway: Follies, 1776, The Heiress, Carousel. Off-Broadway: The New Moon, Carousel (Carnegie Hall), Saturday Night, Wise Guys, Jack's Holiday, Violet (Drama Desk nomination, Drama-Logue Award, Theatre World Award). Regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Rough Crossing, The Glass Menagerie, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Family, Tartuffe. Film/TV: "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers," "A Touch of Frost," "Torchwood," "Law & Order: SVU," Joe Gould's Secret, Story of Bad Boy, "Broken News."

MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened to rapturous reviews last month and has received 12 Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is more than a show, it's a phenomenon. Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

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