So, she didn't get a Tony. Kathleen Freeman is getting something The Producers' Cady Huffman doesn't have — a caricature at Sardi's. The world famous show biz eatery adds Freeman's mug to their walls June 14. Freeman received the Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Jeanette, the men of The Full Monty's rehearsal pianist, who helps whip those regular guys into some semblance of show biz performers. Freeman toured the country in Deathtrap and as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Her film credits include ten Jerry Lewis comedies, "Singin' in the Rain," "The Fly" and "The Blues Brothers."
Despite winning none of its ten Tony nominations, The Full Monty shows no signs of shuttering at the Eugene O'Neill. The David Yazbek musical felt an increase at the box office on Monday after their cast "Let It Go" on the Tony Awards broadcast June 3. That final number of the show includes brief full-frontal male nudity, obscured on CBS by bright lights and a long camera shot (no pun intended).
The Full Monty's North American tour opened June 6 in Toronto to a rave review from the Toronto Star and a mixed one from the Globe and Mail. Among the Globe and Mail's complaints were the aggressive "American-ness" of the cast and show.