Sharon McLonergan, the independent Irish lass travels with her father (and his stolen pot of gold) to mythical Missitucky, where she finds true love.
Though she’s previously appeared on Broadway in The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Wonderful Town, Baldwin is just now breaking out as a leading lady to be reckoned with.
Other Honors for this Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Cheyenne Jackson)
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
This is Baldwin’s first Tony Award nomination.
Baldwin got producer Hal Price to write the liner notes for her album Let’s See What Happens, after being introduced to the theater legend by Love/Musik co-stars Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris.
“My grandmother Eileen was one hundred percent Irish. There might be some Irish on the other side of the family, but we don’t know for sure, so I always say I’m a quarter—a quarter and maybe a teaspoon or two more. And yes, I’m a real redhead.” —Baldwin in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/13/09