Broadway is celebrating great performances and the theater industry’sfrom the pandemic at the Sunday night.
leads the pack with 11 , followed by “MJ: The Musical” and with 10 each.
At nine months pregnant, actor Kenita R. Miller danced up a storm eight shows a week in the Broadway show “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf.” She’s up for a Tony Award on Sunday for best featured actress in a play.
“My favorite line is, like, the last one that I get to say …: ‘I found God in myself, and I loved her. I loved her fiercely,'” Miller said. “To be a part of something that’s kind of instilling this mantra in me, I’m like, I just hope that she’s absorbing it as well.”
Her daughter, Nova Pearl, arrived just days after Miller went on maternity leave from the show, which earned seven, including best revival of a play.
Pulling off this year’s Broadway theater season with 34 eligible shows, including “MJ,” which features the music of Michael Jackson, and the internationally popular “Six,” was a feat afterforced the cancellation of countless performances.
Tony nominee and “Mrs. Doubtfire” star Rob McClure had his show shut down three times during the pandemic.
“It’s not just a celebration of my work or even the work of my show but,” he said.
While it’s stars likeand who are nominated, understudies who helped keep Broadway running this season will also be honored.
“They will be seen, and they will be heard, and they will be celebrated,” host Ariana DeBose said.
She’s returning to her roots among the Broadway community afteras Anita in Stephen Spielberg’s film version of “ .”
“I don’t necessarily feel pressure, but I feel like a tremendous sense of responsibility,” DeBose said.
Sunday’s show will feature performances from “The Music Man” and other Tony-nominated musicals — all of it a chance to celebrate the best of Broadway and reach audiences far beyond the footlights.
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