Hairspray's leading lady, Kathy Brier, is among this year's nominees. Brier, who is currently making her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical, is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Marcie Walsh on "One Life to Live." Brier is nominated in a field that includes Cady McClain ("As the World Turns"), Ilene Kristen ("One Life to Live"), Sharon Case ("The Young and the Restless") and Heather Tom ("The Young and the Restless"). Kathy Brier danced into Broadway's Hairspray Aug. 12, playing Tracy Turnblad, the Baltimore teen who crusades for non-traditional relationships (the chubby girl and the football star) and non-traditional local TV (an integrated dance show). Brier was also seen Off-Broadway in Bat Boy: The Musical and The Prince and the Pauper and has starred in regional productions of Funny Girl, Grease and Cinderella.
Hairspray took home 2003 Tonys for Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Direction and Best Costume Design. The musical plays the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street; for tickets, call (212) 307-4100.
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held May 21 at Radio City Music Hall. NBC will broadcast the event live, 9-11 PM ET. For a complete list of this year's nominations, visit www.emmyonline.org.