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

Jan Maxwell — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical


Jan Maxwell

Show:
Follies

Role:
Phyllis Rogers Stone, the beautiful, brittle former showgirl whose unhappy marriage to tycoon Ben casts a shadow on her reunion with former Follies castmates.

Bio Brief:
This versatile leading lady is equally comfortable in plays and musicals, comedies and dramas. Her Broadway credits range from The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Follies to A Doll’s House and Coram Boy.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress (for Kennedy Center production)

Tony History:
2005: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
2007: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play Coram Boy
2010: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, The Royal Family
2010: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Lend Me a Tenor

Fun Fact: Maxwell is one of only four performers to have been nominated for two Tonys in the same year (following Amanda Plummer, Dana Ivey and Kate Burton).

Quotable Quote:
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be in a Sondheim show on Broadway with a 20-piece orchestra. They don’t make musical like this anymore.” —Maxwell in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 9/12/11

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