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

Stephanie J. Block — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block

Show:
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Role:
Edwin Drood, a young English gentleman whose disappearance throws a town into a frenzy, and Miss Alice Nutting, the famous cross-dressing actress who plays him in the show-within-the-show.

Bio Brief:
Broadway fan favorite Stephanie J. Block burst onto the scene in 2003 with her show-stopping portrayal of Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz. Since then, she’s charmed audiences in Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 to 5 and Anything Goes before headlining the first-ever revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Diva Performance
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Fun Fact:
Block brought her own dog Macaco on stage for almost every performance of Drood. Producers even told Block that if she called out sick, Macaco still had to come to the theater!

Quotable Quote:
“It’s very liberating [to be playing a man]. It was the most liberating when we were tech-ing and those girls had to wear corsets and bustles for ten hours a day, and I was wearing my slacks and my comfortable flat shoes and I thought, this isn’t too bad!”  —Block, in an interview with Broadway.com, 11/12

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