Before taking on a starring role in the current Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie, 2017 Tony nominee Sally Field hadn’t been on a Broadway stage since 2002—when she replaced Mercedes Ruehl as Stevie in Edward Albee’s The Goat. The Los Angeles-based actor says that she always watched the Tony Awards “from a distance”—that is, until now.
On May 2, Field was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in The Glass Menagerie. Watch her interview with Playbill in the video above.
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