Renée Fleming Scores Tony Award Nomination

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Soprano Renée Fleming has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Feature Role in a Musical.

She will be competing with co-star Lindsay Mendez as well as Ariana DeBose for “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” Ashley Park for “Mean Girls,” and Diana Rigg for “My Fair Lady.”

Fleming “retired” from the opera stage in May 2017 and transitioned to Broadway this winter for “Carousel.” She drew enthusiastic reviews with OperaWire noting, “Taking on the character Nettie Fowler, a mother-figure of sorts to the emotionally unstable characters around her, Fleming scores an unquestionable success.”

In all, Carousel scored 11 nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations.

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