Ruthie Ann Miles Wins Tony Award

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Ruthie Ann Miles Wins Tony Award

Alumna Ruthie Ann Miles won a 2015 Tony Award for her role in The King and I. She was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

The awards ceremony took place Sunday, June 7, at Radio City Music Hall. In her acceptance speech, Miles thanked Dr. Brian Gill, her former professor at NYU Steinhardt.

This well-received production of The King and I at Lincoln Center was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won four. The New York Times called Miles "first-rate," and said she "turns 'Something Wonderful' into an exquisite expression of romantic realism that could be the show’s anthem."

Miles was also nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award and a 2015 Drama League Award for her Distinguished Performance.

Miles, who received her masters degree in Vocal Performance in 2007, recently starred in the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Here Lies Love, in which she played former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos.