Tony Nominee Lenox Had Doubt in the Morning and Purple at Night

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Adriane Lenox, who is Tony-nominated this season for her performance as Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, was not originally selected for that role.

Adriane Lenox in Doubt
Adriane Lenox in Doubt Photo by Joan Marcus

"I auditioned along with everybody else," Lenox told at the May 11 Tony Nominees Press Reception, "and I was not chosen for it." Lenox was in Atlanta starring in the Alliance Theatre's Broadway-bound production of The Color Purple when she received another call from her agent about the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

"My agent called and said, 'This Doubt thing has come back up,'" Lenox explained. "It was a Monday, and he said, 'Listen, can you be in rehearsal on Thursday?' I said, 'Well, I got two more weeks I'm working [in The Color Purple].' . . So they would fly me in whenever they would need me in the morning, and then I would fly back to Atlanta at night to do the show."

Lenox said she will not be part of the cast of Purple when it arrives on Broadway, but "it's gonna be a huge, huge event. . . The people just ate it up [in Atlanta]. It's a beautiful piece. I think it's going to do very well."

On Broadway Adriane Lenox has been seen in Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Kiss Me, Kate. Her Off-Broadway credits include Dinah Was (Obie and AUDELCO Awards), Miss Evers' Boys, Cavedweller, Spunk, The America Play, The Venus Hottentot and Beehive. Lenox's screen credits include "Law & Order" and "Third Watch."

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