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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Tracie Bennett — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Tracie Bennett

Show:
End of the Rainbow

Role:

Iconic performer and film star Judy Garland, as she prepares for her comeback concert at London’s Talk of the Town in 1968.

Bio Brief:

Tracie Bennett makes her Broadway debut after originating the role of Judy Garland in the U.K. premiere of End of the Rainbow, for which she received her fourth Olivier Award nomination. She won Olivier Awards for Best Supporting Actress for She Loves Me (Ilona Ritter) and Hairspray (as Velma Von Tussle). Other West End credits include Les Miserables, Honk!, High Society and La Cage aux Folles.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Play
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Diva Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Breakthrough Performance
—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 Award
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance

Tony History
This is Bennett's first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:

Bennett originally wanted to be a stunt woman.

Quotable Quote:
“We are not here to diss Judy’s memory. We are here to celebrate the legacy of her. That’s how I am playing it." —Bennett in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/1/12

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

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