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

Judith Ivey — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Judith Ivey

Show:
The Heiress

Role:
Lavinia Penniman, the busybody aunt of wealthy but socially awkward heiress Catherine Sloper.

Bio Brief:
After making her Broadway debut in Bedroom Farce, Ivey has starred in 10 Broadway shows, as well as appearing on TV’s White Collar, Will & Grace and more.

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

Tony History
1983: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Steaming
1985: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Hurlyburly
1992: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard

Fun Fact:
The skirt Ivey wears in The Heiress weighs 30 pounds, and she has referred to her costume as her “weight loss program.”

Quotable Quote:
“The audiences love this story and they’re very responsive to everything—the laughter, the pathos, the sadness. They really seem to relate to it. It really is a universal story that doesn’t change.”—Ivey in an interview with Broadway.com, 11/1/12.

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play