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

Jon Michael Hill — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Jon Michael Hill

Show:
Superior Donuts

Role:
Franco Wicks, a fast-talking Chicago street youth who hopes that his ticket out of a dead-end donut shop job lies in his version of the great American novel.

Bio Brief:
A Broadway newbie straight from the ensemble of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company, Hill recently shot the TV pilot Detroit 187 with Michael Imperioli.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Theatre World Award

Tony History:
This is Hill’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
The role of Franco Wicks was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts specifically for Hill after the playwright worked with the young actor in a Steppenwolf workshop in Chicago.

Quotable Quote:
“I didn’t know much about the theater world until I got to college and now that I understand it, it’s incredible to [be included] with all the people who are nominated. What always inspires me is seeing other people’s work. When you feel blocked it only takes a night at theater to feel reinvigorated. I’m glad to represent [the Superior Donuts cast] and can’t wait to talk to them all.” —Hill in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/4/10

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play