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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Lupita Nyong'o — Nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Play


The Girl, who joins a group of captive wives of a rebel officer during the Liberian Civil War

Bio Brief:
Nyong'o's feature film debut in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award, SAG Award and Spirit Award. A Yale School of Drama graduate, her stage credits include Eclipsed's off-Broadway run at the Public, The Winter’s Tale at Yale Rep, Uncle Vanya and The Taming of the Shrew. She was last seen on screen in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Eclipsed is her Broadway debut.

Other Honors For This Role:

— Audience Choice Award for Favorite Leading Actress in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance nomination

Tony History:
This is Nyong'o's first Tony Award nomination.

Quotable Quote:
"It's here and it's here with a play that I love and a play that speaks to my heart, my soul, my roots. I couldn't be more fulfilled." Nyong'o on making her Broadway debut in Eclipsed to, 3/16

Other Nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Play