The House of Blue Leaves
Bananas, a mentally unstable Queens housewife whose husband is plotting to send her to an institution in order to be free to marry their neighbor.
A Broadway veteran best known to audiences for her Emmy-winning turn as mob wife Carmela Soprano on TV’s The Sopranos, Falco can now be seen as a take-no-crap, pill-popping hospital worker on Showtime’s hit series Nurse Jackie.
Other Honors for this Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Play
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
This is Falco’s first Tony Award nomination.
Falco starred in a failed TV pilot version of Fargo as Marge Gunderson, the role that won fellow Tony nominee Frances McDormand an Oscar.
“I have no desire to represent perfect people or pretty people. I want to be a person that [audiences] say, ‘Oh, I know her; I am her; I’ve seen people like her.’” —Falco in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/25/11