Tony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than One
In this production of The Little Foxes, actresses Laura Linney Cynthia Nixon alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition. Both are nominated for a Tony Award, Cynthia for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and Laura for Best Actress in a Play. Below, watch as they describe what it's like working with acclaimed director Daniel Sullivan and what it feels like to be nominated for a Tony together!
Linney's theatre credits include: The Little Foxes (Tony nom), Time Stands Still (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sight Unseen (Tony nom.), The Crucible (Tony nom.), Uncle Vanya, Honour, Holiday, The Seagull, Six Degrees of Separation. Television: "The Big C" (Emmy and Golden Globe), "John Adams" (SAG, Golden Globe, Emmy), "Frasier" (Emmy), "Wild Iris" (Emmy), all three "Tales of the City," "The Laramie Project." Select film: Nocturnal Animals, Sully, Genius, Mr. Holmes, The Savages (Oscar nom.), Kinsey (Oscar nom.), You Can Count on Me (Oscar nom.), The Other Man, The Squid and the Whale, Love Actually, Mystic River, Man of the Year, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, P.S.: The Life of David Gale, The Truman Show, Absolute Power, Primal Fear, Dave. Upcoming film: The Dinner. Upcoming TV: "Ozark." Training: Juilliard, Brown University. Member: AEA, SAG.
Cynthia is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winning actress who has been acting professionally since the age of 12. She is best recognized from the "Sex and the City" TV series and movies but has appeared in over 40 plays, a dozen of them on Broadway, including Rabbit Hole and Wit at MTC. Recent onscreen roles include Gail in Josh Mond's James White, Nancy Reagan in Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Reagan" and Emily Dickinson in Terrence Davies' A Quiet Passion. In the last few years she has directed Rasheeda Speaking and Steve, both for The New Group, and developed and directed Staceyann Chin's one-woman play MotherStruck for Culture Project. She lives downtown with her wife Christine Marinoni. They have three children: Sam, Charlie and Max. This is her third play with Dan Sullivan.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT), hosted by Tony winner Kevin Spacey.