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

Kate Baldwin — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Kate Baldwin

Show:
Finian’s Rainbow

Role:
Sharon McLonergan, the independent Irish lass travels with her father (and his stolen pot of gold) to mythical Missitucky, where she finds true love.

Bio Brief:
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

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

Fun Fact:
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.

Quotable Quote:
“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

 

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical