And, The Winner Was: See How Playbill Readers' Picks Compared to Those of Tony Award Voters

By Playbill Staff
10 Jun 2013

Patina Miller
Photo by Joan Marcus

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

CORRECT: Readers and Tony voters picked belting seductress Patina Miller as their favorite Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as the Leading Player in the cirque-inspired revival of Pippin. Miller, who received the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award for Pippin, was also Tony-nominated for her performance in Sister Act.  In the Tony Awards press room, Miller told about missing Pippin performances due to illness when Tony voters were in attendance. "Of course [I was worried]," she said. "You wait to get a nomination, and then you get sick the week after... It's the most daunting thing. I love nothing more than being in my show. It worried me. My fiance had to talk me down. I went to the theatre to try [and go on], but I was just so sick. I had to get over it because the show was the most important thing."

Click here for the recent interview with Miller, who brings Pippin's iconic Leading Player to new heights at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.