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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Catherine Zeta-Jones — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Show:
A Little Night Music

Role:
Desiree Armfeldt, a diva actress whose backstage reunion with an old lover brings about an epic weekend of romance and intrigue on her family’s country estate.

Bio Brief:
Cover girl, spokesmodel, veteran of Hollywood blockbusters like Entrapment and The Mask of Zorro, Jones is best known for her Academy Award-winning turn as Velma Kelly in the big screen adaptation of classic musical Chicago.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Diva Performance
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
This is Zeta-Jones’ first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Zeta-Jones and her movie star husband, Michael Douglas, share the same birthday: September 25, exactly 25 years apart (she in 1969, he in 1944).

Quotable Quote:
“I'd just forgotten how much I love [theater]. The camaraderie of being backstage and spending time with other actors. I'd tried to [keep up with theater] by doing charity work [on stage]. I even sang live at the Oscars [for Chicago] when I was just about to give birth. God, what was I thinking about when I said yes to that?!” —Jones in an interview with Broadway.com, 11/30/09

 

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