BEST PERFORMANCE by a LEADING ACTRESS in a MUSICAL
Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria
Ms. Andrews starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot. In 1993, she appeared Off-Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together. She has won an Academy Award for Mary Poppins and was nominated for The Sound of Music and the film version of Victor/Victoria. She has won 3 Golden Globe Awards and her TV series, "The Julie Andrews Hour" received seven Emmy Awards. Ms. Andrews is a Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Development Fund for Women.
Crista Moore, Big, The Musical
Ms. Moore received Tony, Outer Critics' Circle and Drama Desk nominations for the title role in Gypsy, opposite Tyne Daly. She has appeared in the Lincoln Center production of Wonderful Town and the New York City Opera's 110 in the Shade. Off-Broadway, Ms. Moore was seen in Birds of Paradise, Rags, The Substance of Fire, Harvey and Come Into My Parlor.
Donna Murphy, The King and I
Ms. Murphy received the 1994 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Passion. Her Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Human Comedy and They're Playing Our Song. She has appeared Off-Broadway in Twelve Dreams; Hello Again and Song of Singapore, both of which earned her Drama Desk nominations; Privates on Parade; A...My Name Is Alice; and Little Shop of Horrors. Regional credits include Miss Julie (McCarter Theatre) and Pal Joey (Huntington).
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rent
Ms. Rubin-Vega appeared in Randy Newman's Faust at the La Jolla Playhouse and in the studio production of Rent at New York Theatre Workshop. Rent marks Ms. Rubin-Vega's Broadway debut.