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

Patina Miller — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Patina Miller

Show:
Sister Act

Role:
Deloris Van Cartier, a sassy disco diva who is forced to enter protective custody in a convent—and ends up breathing fresh life into the parish church and its choir of nuns.

Bio Brief:
Miller jumped from the Central Park production of Hair to headlining the London premiere of Sister Act in 2008. Now, at age 26, she’s making her Broadway debut.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Diva Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Victoria Clark)
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance 
—Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical (London production)
—WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical for London production
—Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Female Dancer
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut

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

Fun Fact:
Miller’s first professional audition was for Sister Act while she was still a student at Carnegie Mellon University. At 21, she was cast as a backup singer/nun for the Pasadena Playhouse premiere of the show.

Quotable Quote:
“[Sister Act’s Broadway debut] is a big moment for me because I feel like I put in all that work and all of those years of really trying to find out who that character was and now I get to use this amazing script…and I’m under new direction. It just all has fallen into place now and I’m ready to do it!” —Miller in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/11

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