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

Keala Settle — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Keala Settle

Show:
Hands on a Hardbody

Role:
Norma Valverde, who relies on her faith in the Lord to win a new pick-up truck in the Hands on a Hardbody competition.

Bio Brief:
Settle made her Broadway debut in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert after appearing in Hairspray and South Pacific on tour.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance

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

Fun Fact:
Settle was tapped to play Tracy Turnblad after attending an open call for the Hairspray national tour in Los Angeles.

Quotable Quote:
“If you don’t grab [your moment] by the balls and throw it at the audience, you’re screwed. It takes everything out of me, and it’s scary as hell. Sca-ry!”—Settle in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/13.

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