2014 Tony Preview: Rock Stars and Women Pondering Life's Choices are Best Actress in a Musical Nominees
Mary Bridget Davies channels late great rock and blues singer Janis Joplin in A Night With Janis Joplin.
Sutton Foster plays a woman who hopes a preacher can fix a scar from a long-ago accident in Violet.
plays a woman rethinking paths she has taken in life in If/Then.
Jessie Mueller plays Carole King, a songwriter who became a pop star in her own right.
Kelli O'Hara plays an Italian war bride who falls for a traveling photographer in The Bridges of Madison County.
See the nominees for Best Musical.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.