Stockard Channing is nominated for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Roundabout Theatre's revival of William Goldman's The Lion in Winter.
A Tony Award winner for Roundabout's Joe Egg, Channing has been nominated for the award three other times for performances in The House of Blue Leaves, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Six Degrees of Separation, all John Guare plays. Separation also garnered her an Obie Award, Drama League Award for Performance of the Year, an Olivier Award nomination and, after filming the movie version, an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. Other film credits include "Practical Magic," "Twilight," "The First Wives' Club," "Smoke," "Moll Flanders," "Heartburn," "Grease" and the upcoming "Isn't She Great."
The Lion in Winter, directed by 1999 Tony nominee Michael Mayer, closed May 30. Film star Laurence Fishburne co-starred as King Henry II.