Each of these women has contributed a stellar performance to their respective shows, from young ingenues to experienced previous award-winners.
Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)
Sarah Greene – The Cripple of Inishmaan
Mare Winningham – Casa Valentina
Sophie Okonedo – A Raisin in the Sun
Celia Keenan-Bolger – The Glass Menagerie
Anika Noni Rose – A Raisin in the Sun
DID YOU KNOW? Celia Keenan-Bolger originated the role of Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, which recently toured here in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre.
Both Mare Winningham and Sophie Okonedo have been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Best Actress in a Featured Role (Musical)
Lauren Worsham – A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder
Lena Hall – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Adriane Lenox – After Midnight
Linda Emond – Cabaret
DID YOU KNOW? Lena Hall is a real life rocker, fronting a band called The Deafening, which gave her plenty of preparation to star in Hedwig.
Adriane Lenox previously won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play) in 2005 for Doubt: A Parable, a role that Viola Davis portrayed in the film adaptation.