Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below!
Cusack's credits include - West End: LES MISERABLES (Fantine), The Secret Garden (Rose, Royal Shakespeare Company), Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Chest Prospects, the Venue), Personals (Kim, Apollo Theatre). UK tours include: The Phantom of the Opera(Christine), Over the Rainbow (Eva Cassidy). North America: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush, Lincoln Center's 1st nat'l tour), First Wives Club (Annie McDougan, Oriental Chicago), Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie, Chicago Shakespeare), Carrie (Lynn Gardner, MCC NY), Wicked (Elphaba, Chicago/1st national tour; Melbourne, Australia). She is beyond thrilled to introduce you to Alice Murphy. carmencusack.com
Inspired by a real event, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past - and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.