The Tony Goes to Alumna Ruthie Ann Miles for “The King and I”

Steinhardt alumna Ruthie Ann Miles (MA ’07) has received a 2015 Tony Award for her performance as Madame Thiang in “The King and I.”  Miles won the best featured actress in a musical award at the 2015 Tony Awards Ceremony hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming at Radio City Music Hall.

In her acceptance speech, Miles gave a shout-out to the Broadway Green Alliance and thanked her vocal performance teacher, Brian Gill, music associate professor at NYU Steinhardt.

The American Theatre Wing’s Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards honor excellence on Broadway in twenty-four categories. The nominees are selected by an independent committee of  theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

Miles recently played Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love.” For that role she was awarded the 2013 Theatre World Award for outstanding debut in an-off Broadway performance.

Read an Interview With Ruthie Ann Miles