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2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Danielle Brooks — Nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Show:
The Color Purple

Role:
Strong-willed Sofia Butler

Bio Brief:
​Brooks is best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series Orange is the New Black, which is currently in production on its fourth season. Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and Brooks received the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actress.

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

Tony History:
This is Brooks' first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
When asked what she would say "Hell no!" to, Brooks' answer included bananas, coconuts and bad attitudes.

Quotable Quote:
"The Color Purple has had a huge impact on my life. It was the first Broadway show I saw ten or eleven years ago and when I got the call that I would be playing the role of Sofia Butler, I was just so thrilled." —Brooks to Broadway.com, 4/16

Other Nominees for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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