Victoria Clark is now a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical.
She won the award this evening for her leading performance in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Kimberly Akimbo — a musical based on Lindsay-Abaire’s 2001 play about a young woman with a rare condition that causes her to appear much older. The win comes 18 years following Clark’s first win in the category for her performance as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. She been nominated for Tony Awards three additional times for her featured performances in Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Gigi.
Clark leads the cast of Kimberly Akimbo in what TheaterMania’s David Gordon has called a “career-defining performance.” The company also includes Justin Cooley, Bonnie Milligan, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, and Nina White. Cooley and Milligan were Tony-nominated for their performances as well.
Kimberly Akimbo is now running on Broadway at the Booth Theatre.