Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Ms. Harris has received five Tony Awards, the most ever won by an actor plus four Tony nominations. She has starred in more than 30 productions on the New York stage and has toured the country extensively, Some of Miss Harris's other awards are an Academy Award nomination, two Emmy Awards and seven Emmy nominations.
Shirley Knight, The Young Man From Atlanta
Ms. Knight received a Tony Award in 1975 for Kennedy's Children. She made her Broadway debut in The Three Sisters. Her other New York credits include impressive appearances Off-Broadway. Ms. Knight's film and television work have earned her two Golden Globes, an Oscar nomination, Venice Film Festival Best Actress Award and two Emmys.
Janet McTeer, A Doll's House
Ms. McTeer won three London Awards including the Olivier for her performance in A Doll's House. She received Olivier nominations for The Grace of Mary Traverse at the Royal Court Theatre and Uncle Vanya at the National. Her performance as Vita Sackville-West in the Masterpiece Theatre's Portrait of a Marriage earned her great acclaim
Lia Williams, Skylight
Ms. Williams was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Skylight. She won a Most Promising Newcomer Award from The Critics' Circle and a nomination for Best Comedy Performance from SWETin 1992 for The Revengers' Comedies. She also appeared in Daisy Pulls It Off in London. Ms. Williams has acted in the provinces, in film and on television.