"Road to the Tony Awards” Spotlight
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Nominee: Cynthia Nixon ("The Little Foxes") ––––––––––––––––––––––––
Training: Barnard College ––––––––––––––––––––––––
Big Break: Before she became an international star playing Miranda on "Sex and the City," Cynthia was already a star on the Broadway stage. Making her Broadway debut as a teenager in "The Philadelphia Story" (1980), in 1984, she very famously was in "The Real Thing" and "Hurlyburly" at the exact same time! She won her 1st Tony Award for her work on "Rabbit Hole" (2006) and earned another nomination for her work in "Wit" (2012). ––––––––––––––––––––––––
Fun Fact: When they were child actors, both Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia were always up for the same exact roles! Also, Cynthia turned down major Broadway projects that ended up going to her "The Little Foxes" co-star, Laura Linney.