Marge MacDougall, a lonely lady in an owl coat who shares a hilariously drunken barroom pick-up scene with Chuck Baxter (Sean Hayes).
Finneran is the go-to gal for comedy on the New York stage. In addition to her scene-stealing performance in Promises, Promises, she appeared in the opening night cast of the new off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Other Honors for This Role
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Musical
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
2002: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Noises Off
After winning her first Tony, Finneran co-starred with fellow 2010 Tony nominee Alfred Molina in the short-lived 2002 sitcom Bram and Alice.
“[Sean Hayes] is my partner in the show, and everything I do that’s funny is because of him. I’m so excited to spend an awards season with [fellow nominee] Barbara Cook. [Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall] is the first album I ever got when I was a girl. She was really my introduction to Broadway. And [fellow nominee] Angela Lansbury is a great heroine of mine. I’m just really happy.” —Finneran in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/10