The Trip to Bountiful
Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who longs to return to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time.
Tyson’s prolific stage and screen career includes eight Broadway shows, an Oscar-nominated turn in Sounder and Emmy Award-winning roles in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
This is Tyson’s first Tony Award nomination.
After seeing the 1985 film, Tyson made it her mission to play Carrie Watts before retirement.
“[The Trip to Bountiful] has a lot to do with humanity. I don’t think there’s a living person on the face of this earth who could not identify with the characters in this piece. It’s so humanistic.”—Tyson in an interview with Broadway.com, April 23.