DOUBT Star Viola Davis Visits THE VIEW 12/23
Viola Davis was awarded the 2001 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Tonya in King Hedley II. She has also received two Drama Desk Awards, for her work in King Headley II and, in 2004, for her work in an off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel.
Davis has also had roles in numerous films, including three films by Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight, Solaris, and Traffic). Her television work includes a recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; a starring role in the short-lived Traveler; and a special guest appearance in "Badge", a Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode.
Doubt opened on Broadway on March 9th, 2005 and ran through July 2nd, 2006; it had originally played a hit run at Manhattan Theatre Club. With Tony-winning performances by Cherry Jones and Adriane Lenox, and Tony-nominated work by Brian F. O'Byrne, the show won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play in addition to the Pulitzer Prize. Doug Hughes won a Tony for directing the play.
"Set against the backdrop of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, the show is the story of a strong-minded woman faced with a difficult decision. Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues...even if she's not entirely certain of the truth?," stated press notes for the show's Broadway run.