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WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. 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 Kristine Nielsen!

Quick Facts About Kristine

Her Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

The Show: Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

The Role: Janice

Up Against: Fionnula Flanagan (The Ferryman), Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird), Julie White (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), Ruth Wilson (King Lear)

Did You Know?: Kristine was originally slated to play Carol (now played by Julie White) in Gary. After Andrea Martin departed the production in early March due to an injury, Nielsen took over as Janice.

Kristine on Gary: "What a gift. Nathan Lane is one of our great actors. There's nothing he can't do. And Julie [White], oh, it's such joy, it's a joy to go to work and have those two."

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

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