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Tony and Drama Desk Winner Mary Louise Wilson to Be Honored at Elliot Norton Awards

The awards are presented annually by the Boston Theater Critics Association to honor the outstanding theater in the Greater Boston.

Mary Louise Wilson will be honored at the 34th Elliot Norton Awards.
(© David Gordon)

The 34th Elliot Norton Awards, which will take place May 23 at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, will honor Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson. The ceremony will feature nominated musical performances, the awarding of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, a post-ceremony party, and surprise appearances and performances.

The Elliot Norton Awards are presented annually by the Boston Theater Critics Association to honor the outstanding productions, directors, designers, and performers who have been seen on Greater Boston area stages throughout the year.

In announcing the guest of honor, Joyce Kulhawik, president of the BTCA, stated, "We stand in awe of Mary Louise Wilson's talent and achievements, and applaud her enduring career as a Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning actress, singer, comedienne, author, teacher, star of her just released documentary, She's the Best Thing in It, and her tour-de-force performance as Letitia Peabody Primrose in last year's Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century. It is an honor to honor her!"

Mary Louise Wilson won a Tony Award for the role of Big Edie in Grey Gardens and has most recently appeared on Broadway as Letitia Primrose in On the Twentieth Century. Recent off-Broadway plays include Love, Loss and What I Wore, Bosoms and Neglect, and Beard of Avon. Television appearances include Mozart in the Jungle, Devious Maids, The Sopranos, Louie CK, and Nurse Jackie.

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