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