THE SCREENING ROOM: Nikki M. James Salutes Tony Winners in "The Ladies Who Tony" (Video)
02 Jan 2014
Tony Award winner Nikki M. James pays tribute to the leading ladies who have won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in this new original song.
Penned by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk (lyrics) and William TN Hall (music), "Here's to the Ladies Who Tony" takes audiences on a trip through all of the women who have won the coveted award. James, a Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon, will appear as Eponine in the upcoming Broadway return of Les Misérables.
The performance was captured by Shoshana Feinstein during James' performance at Joe's Pub on Oct. 21.
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.