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

Cicely Tyson — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Cicely Tyson

Show:
The Trip to Bountiful

Role:
Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who longs to return to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time.

Bio Brief:
Tyson’s prolific stage and screen career includes eight Broadway shows, an Oscar-nominated turn in Sounder and Emmy Award-winning roles in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance

Tony History:
This is Tyson’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
After seeing the 1985 film, Tyson made it her mission to play Carrie Watts before retirement.

Quotable Quote:
“[The Trip to Bountiful] has a lot to do with humanity. I don’t think there’s a living person on the face of this earth who could not identify with the characters in this piece. It’s so humanistic.”—Tyson in an interview with Broadway.com, April 23.

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