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2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Live at Beacon Theater

Jayne Houdyshell — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Jayne Houdyshell

Show:
Follies

Role:
Hattie Walker, a flamboyant former showgirl who sings of her love of performing in Stephen Sondheim’s beloved anthem “Broadway Baby.”

Bio Brief:
Jayne Houdyshell has been an in-demand character actress for more than three decades. After an award-winning Broadway debut in Well, she appeared in Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as off-Broadway star turns in The Receptionist, The Pain and the Itch and more.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Tony History:
2006: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Well

Fun Fact:
Before moving to New York in 2004, Houdyshell appeared in more than 200 plays in regional theaters across America.

Quotable Quote:
“It’s a real privilege to be part of this production, and I felt that way from the first day I went into rehearsal in New York.” —Houdyshell in interview with Broadway.com, 5/1/12

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

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