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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Ron Raines — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical


Ron Raines

Show:
Follies

Role:
Benjamin Stone, a self-involved tycoon who attends a reunion of Weismann Follies showgirls with his unhappy wife, Phyllis, and is reunited with her friend Sally, who has carried a torch for Ben for 30 years.

Bio Brief:
Raines made his Broadway debut as Gaylord Ravenal in a 1983 revival of Show Boat and played Billy Flynn in Chicago. A three-time Daytime Emmy nominee for Guiding Light, he has also sung with the New York City Opera and appeared in musicals around the country.

Tony History:
This is Raines’ first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
An in-demand concert performer, Raines first played the role of Ben Stone in a 1988 production with the Michigan Opera Theater.

Quotable Quote:
Follies hits everyone differently. It shows us what could happen…. I have to be at the top of my form because there are so many emotional changes that Ben goes through during each performance.” —Raines in a First Person essay for Broadway.com, 8/16/11

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