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WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Hailey Kilgore


The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. 2017-18 was a year or variety, as audiences cheered on Mean Girls, tall women, and fair ladies alike. Our travel destinations ranged from Bet Hatikva to Bikini Bottom; Arendelle to the Antilles. We've contemplated redemption with Billy, pondered pipe dreams with Hickey, and reexamined the past with Harry- all from the the comfort of a seat on the aisle.

This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Hailey Kilgore!

Quick Facts About Hailey:

Her Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

The Role: Ti Moune in Once On This Island

Up Against: Lauren Ambrose (My Fair Lady), LaChanze (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit), Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls), Jessie Mueller (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel)

Did You Know?: This role marks Hailey's Broadway debut!

Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Photos by Walter McBride

Who would Hailey drop everything to see perform on Broadway tonight? "Condola Rashad in Saint Joan. Yes!"

Watch below as Hailey tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

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