Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Readers picked Cicely Tyson, who returns to Broadway after a 20-year hiatus in The Trip to Bountiful, as their favorite Leading Actress in a Play. Tyson, who was awarded the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk for her performance as Mrs. Carrie Watts, received her first Tony nomination this season with The Trip to Bountiful. The 79-year-old actress delivers a tour-de-force performance — barely leaving the stage throughout the evening as she makes her trip "home." Click here to read the Playbill magazine feature with Tyson, who talks about her history with Bountiful and her return to Broadway.