Actress Sydney Lucas held nothing back on Tuesday morning, as she celebrated the announcement of her first Tony nomination.
According to a post on her Twitter page, the 11-year-old Fun Home actress was so excited that she decided to do cartwheels and handstands.
— Sydney Lucas (@SydneyLucasNYC) April 28, 2015
Sydney Lucas received a nomination in the category of “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” for her work in the hit Broadway play, Fun Home.
Lucas was not the only Fun Home actress that received a nomination in the same category. Both Judy Kuhns and Emily Skeggs get to share the honor with their fellow co-star.
Sydney Lucas made history at the Obie Awards last year at the age of 10, according to Playbill, by becoming the youngest Obie winner ever when she accepted the Performance award.
At the time, the critically-acclaimed Fun Home was an off-Broadway hit.
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) April 28, 2015
According to Vanity Fair, Sydney was just 9-years-old when she first received the role of Small Alison in the hit play. In addition to receiving a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the play won an Obie Award for musical theater, as well as the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best musical.
The story, which is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, focuses on Alison and her father through three different stages of her life.
Last month, its Broadway production started previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre weeks before officially opening on April 19. Now, Fun Home tied An American in Paris with a leading 12 Tony nominations.
— Fun Home (@funhomemusical) April 28, 2015
Fun Home on Broadway is not just moving, artful, hilarious theater. It’s revolutionary theater that fills you with hope and awe. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 28, 2015
Sydney Lucas will be able to join the many other actors and actresses that received Tony nominations on Tuesday at the awards ceremony on June 7, 2015, which will be hosted by Tony winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth.
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