A Little Night Music
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.
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
This is Zeta-Jones’ first Tony Award nomination.
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).
“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