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2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Cynthia Erivo — Nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Show: 
The Color Purple

Role:
Miss Celie, a woman who finds the strength to triumph over adversity.

Bio Brief:
Erivo is making her Broadway debut in The Color Purple. Her European theater credits include The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Sister Act, I Can’t Sing!, Dessa Rose, Henry IV, Marine Parade, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky, The Three Musketeers, The Princess of Spain and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition to her stage career, Erivo is a songwriter and wrote the song, "Fly Before You Fall," for the feature film Beyond the Lights.

Other Honors For This Role: 
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance nomination

Tony History:
This is Erivo's first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
An avid runner, Erivo has logged as many as 13 miles before heading to the theater to star as Celie, including on a two-show Saturday.

Other Nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

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