THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Alice Ripley (Video)
14 Dec 2012
Alice Ripley, who took home the 2009 Tony Award for her performance as the troubled Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, celebrates her birthday Dec. 14. She can currently be seen Off-Broadway in Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Ripley, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in Side Show, has also been seen on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, King David, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy and Les Misérables. The singer is also known for her acoustic solo recordings, which include an eclectic mix of well-known tunes.
Here, Playbill.com looks back at the Tony winner with clips from her noteworthy Broadway outings, concert appearances, music videos and more.
Next to Normal's performance at the 2009 Tony Awards:
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.