APPROPRIATE's Sarah Paulson Wins Tony Award For Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

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Sarah Paulson | Photo: Joan Marcus

Alex Mecklosky
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June 16, 2024 10:41 PM

An American Winning Story!  Sarah Paulson has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her incredible performance as Toni in Appropriate. She was crowned at the 2024 Tony Awards on the stage of the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. Paulson beat out fellow nominees Amy Ryan For Doubt: A Parable, Betsy Aidem For Prayer for the French Republic, Jessica Lange for Mother Play, and Rachel McAdams For Mary Jane.

This not only marks Paulson's first Tony win/nomination but also her first return to the Broadway stage since 2010 in Collected Stories. Paulson made her Broadway debut in The Glass Menagerie in 2005 alongside fellow 2024 Best Actress nominee and American Horror Story co-star Jessica Lange. She is also known for her outstanding work in television and film, including American Crime Story and 12 Years a Slave.

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni, the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!