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

Cristin Milioti — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical


Cristin Milioti

Show:
Once

Role:
“Girl,” a Czech immigrant and talented pianist living in Dublin, who meets and makes beautiful music with downtrodden singer/songwriter “Guy.”

Bio Brief:
Milioti has appeared on Broadway in The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Coram Boy, and off-Broadway in Some Americans Abroad, Crooked, The Little Foxes, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Devil’s Disciple. She created the role of Girl in Once's off-Broadway production before arriving on Broadway with the show.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League Distinguished Performance Award
—Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress

Tony History:
This is Milioti’s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
A nearly unrecognizable Milioti made a TV splash as the blonde-pigtailed “sexy baby” comedian Abby Flynn on an episode of 30 Rock.

Quotable Quote:
“[Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova] have written such gorgeous music and they've gotten a group of people together who just absolutely love playing it and that's intoxicating.”  —
Milioti in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/12

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