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

Annaleigh Ashford — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford

Show:
Kinky Boots

Role:
Lauren Tapper, the factory worker with a history of wrong guys who inspires Charlie’s brilliant idea of creating “kinky boots.”

Bio Brief:
A diverse up-and-coming talent, Ashford stood out in supporting roles in original musicals Dogfight, Legally Blonde and Wicked and revivals of Rent and Hair.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominee for Favorite Actress in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Funny Performance
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

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

Fun Fact:
Ashford ran in the same circles as Lady Gaga back in 2004 when they were part of Lady Starlight's English Disco. Ashford’s stage name was Hollywood Starr.

Quotable Quote:
“I’ve never looked at a show and been like, ‘Oh, I could be the star of that.’ It’s so much more about the story and, most importantly for me, about the character, and how I can help further the plot with my character.” —Ashford in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13

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