Eva Noblezada, the Fil-Am actress who’s portraying the role of Kim in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon, is nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Noblezada is the second actress to essay the role, after Lea Salonga performed as Kim in the original West End and Broadway cast of the musical in 1989 and 1991. Salonga won a Tony for the role in the same year, becoming the first Asian woman to be recognized by the award giving body.
Noblezada is recognized with Denee Benton for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Christine Ebersole for War Paint, Patti LuPone for War Paint, and Bette Midler for Hello, Dolly!
This is Noblezada’s first Tony nomination, and is an impressive feat, considering she is in the company of Tony Award winners like Midler, LuPone, and Ebersole.
Apart from Miss Saigon, Noblezada has appeared in the West End production of Les Miserables as Eponine, a role Salonga portrayed in the 10th anniversary concert in 1995.
The Tony Awards will be held on June 11 in New York City.
Congratulations to Eva and all the nominees!