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

By Playbill Staff
10 Jun 2013

Andrea Martin
Photo by Joan Marcus

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

CORRECT: Readers and Tony voters picked comic genius Andrea Martin as their favorite Featured Actress in a Musical. Martin steals every scene she's in at the Music Box Theatre, where she plays Berthe in the high-flying revival of Pippin. Martin, who won the 2013 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards — as well as the hearts of audiences as she soared on a trapeze during her first-act number "No Time At All" — took home her second Tony Award 20 years after she won in 1993 for My Favorite Year. She confessed to in the press room that she originally turned down the role of Berthe in Pippin. "The role was originally played as a kind of stereotypical grandmother," she said. "I wanted to play the grandmother the way I feel. So I thought why can't the grandmother look like me?"

Click here to watch Martin and her co-stars talk about being nominated for Pippin the day after they received the news.