Come Fly Away
Kate, the super-sassy partner of Hank (Keith Roberts) in dance numbers choreograhed by Twyla Tharp to Frank Sinatra hits such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “That’s Life” and “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.”
Plantadit was a soloist with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for seven years and made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of The Lion King before moving on to roles in Saturday Night Fever and Movin’ Out.
Other Honors for This Role
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Female Dancer
This is Plantidit’s first Tony nomination.
A native of Cameroon, Plantadit moved to Cannes, France, to study dance when she was 14 years old.
“[The show] is about what your heart is saying. It’s the ups and downs, east and west, north and south of the human condition. It’s such a special show—the trumpets and the saxophones come in and they just shake you. They make your liver quiver and your bladder spatter! That’s the level of that band behind you. It’s awesome.” —Plantadit in interviews with Broadway.com, 1/10