Meet the 2017 Tony Awards Nominees: Best Actress in a Musical

Best Actress in a Musical 2017 Tony Award Nominees

The Best Actress in a Musical category is filled with powerhouse performances by some of the greatest Broadway legends and newcomers. Before the Tony Award winner is announced on June 11th, get to know these phenomenal ladies!


Best Actress in a Musical

Denee Benton Best Actress in a Musical

Meet Denée Benton

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Hometown: Winter Park, Florida


Training: Carnegie Mellon University


Big Break: Having to skip her Carnegie Mellon BFA Senior Showcase, she played Nabulungi in the West End and US Tour of “The Book of Mormon” (2014). She also played Ruby Carter in “UnREAL” (2016). This is her Broadway debut.


Fun Fact: Attending a highly academic high school, it wasn’t until the summer before her senior year that she decided that she wanted to go to college to study acting. She made a PowerPoint presentation with a full cost/benefit analysis to convince her parents that it was a good idea.


Christine Ebersole Best Actress in a Musical

Meet Christine Ebersole

War Paint

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


Training: MacMurray College, AADA