Best Features Actress in a Play
Helen Carey, London Assurance
Ms. Carey received three Helen Hayes Award nominations for her performances in Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra and Volpone at the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. Ms. Carey appeared in over 2l productions at the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Arizona Theatre Company and Stratford Shakespeare Theatre, Ontario, Canada
Dana Ivey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo.
Ms. Ivey received Tony nominations for Heartbreak House and Sunday in the Park with George in the 1984 season. She created the role of Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy and won an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. Ms. Ivey's television credits are many and she's been seen in over 13 major films.
Lynne Thigpen, An American Daughter
Ms. Thigpen received a Tony nomination for the musical Tintypes. She won an Obie Award for Boesman and Lena and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Fences, Her more than 10 film appearances include Tootsie and Godspell. Ms. Thigpen's television work has earned her three daytime Emmy nominations.
Celia Weston, The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Ms, Weston has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, HBPlaywrights, the New Dramatists Guild and in leading roles at many regional theatres. Her film credits include
Dead Man Walking, Flirting with Disaster, Unstrung Heroes and Little Man Tate.