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2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Live at Beacon Theater

Jessie Mueller — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Jessie Mueller

Show:
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Role:
Melinda Wells, 1940s jazz singer who is conjured up through hypnosis in 1974 by a lovesick psychiatrist.

Bio Brief:
Jessie Mueller became the talk of the Great White Way after making her debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. In her native Chicago, the jazzy songstress starred in She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls and Carousel. Mueller will play Cinderella in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Into the Woods beginning July 23.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut

Tony History:
This is Mueller’s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
Before hitting Broadway, Mueller and her sister Abby starred as Adelaide and Sarah, respectively, in a Chicago production of Guys and Dolls.

Quotable Quote:
“I try to stay focused and ‘in the moment,’ but every once in a while, I realize, ‘Yes, I am singing in Harry Connick Jr.’s face and he’s singing in mine.’ It’s a thrill!” —Mueller in an interview with Broadway.com, 12/15/11

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