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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Hannah Yelland — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Hannah Yelland

Show:
Brief Encounter

Role:
Laura, a 1930s English housewife who sparks a romance with a dashing stranger at a train station.

Bio Brief:
The daughter of British actor David Yelland, she followed in the family footsteps by studying acting at Cambridge University before heading stateside.

Tony History:
This is Yelland's first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Yelland lives in Washington, D.C., where her husband is a Deputy Legal Advisor at the White House.

Quotable Quote:
“I love being Laura. I get to be very filmic and still and intense, but also have those moments where you see how much she’s in love.” —Yelland in an interview with Broadway.com, 11/10

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

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