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

Shalita Grant — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Shalita Grant

Show:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Role:
Cassandra, Sonia and Vanya’s loyal maid, who can see into the future and practice voodoo.

Bio Brief:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike marks the Broadway debut for Grant. She appeared off-Broadway in The Merchant of Venice and The Philanderer.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance

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

Fun Fact:
When Grant auditioned for her high school arts programs, she performed a two-person scene from A Raisin in the Sun as a solo piece; and when Mama slapped Beneatha for not believing in God, Grant slapped herself.

Quotable Quote:
“Every year, there is something new that I’m experiencing, that I’m experimenting with, because I don’t want to be afraid in my life. I want to really live.”  —Grant in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/13

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