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2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Live at Beacon Theater

Judy Kaye — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Judy Kaye

Show:
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Role:
Estonia Dulworth, a staunch prohibitionist who has an unexpected change of heart when she visits the Long Island mansion of her new nephew-in-law, Jimmy Winter.

Bio Brief:
Best known for her impressive vocal range and larger-than-life performances, Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, On the Twentieth Century, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Oh, Brother!, Ragtime and Sweeney Todd.

Other Honors for This Role:

—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Tony History:
1988: Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Phantom of the Opera
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Mamma Mia!
2006: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, Souvenir

Fun Fact:
Kaye became an overnight Broadway sensation when Madeline Kahn withdrew from On the Twentieth Century—Kaye, her understudy, stepped in to rave reviews.

Quotable Quote:
"I can’t say enough about [Nice Work] and how funny it is. I think people are gonna be just dancing out of the theater afterward.” —Kaye in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/14/12

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