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2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Live at Beacon Theater

Cynthia Nixon — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Cynthia Nixon

Show:
Wit

Role:

Professor Vivian Bearing, a cancer-ridden scholar who has devoted her life to mastering the Holy Sonnets of John Donne must face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research.

Bio Brief:

Nixon spent her childhood on Broadway, making her debut in The Philadelphia Story at 14. Best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, Nixon has made notable turns on Broadway in The Real Thing, The Women and Rabbit Hole.



Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
1995:
Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Indiscretions
2006: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Rabbit Hole

Fun Fact:

Despite starring on the widely popular HBO series Sex and the City from 1998 to 2004, Nixon admits that she has never watched a single episode. Not only does the actress not have cable, but she also hasn’t owned a TV since 1986.

Quotable Quote:
“So much happens to Vivian. She lives a whole life in front of you, so there’s no need to decompress. Usually when you need to decompress, it’s because your nerves are still jangling. Vivian’s nerves are not jangling. I die onstage, then I am ready to sleep!” —Nixon in an interview with Broadway.com, 2/12

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

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