Originated the role of Mille Dillmount in the Broadway production Thoroughly Modern Millie
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
I wasn't even dancing. I was just stepping backwards, and my feet went forward, and I fell backward and caught myself with my hands." - explaining how she broke her arm during rehearsal of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" during the song "I'm an Accident Waiting to Happen.
In 2014, she received her 6th Tony Award nomination for best performance by a lead actress for the musical "Violet". This tied her with Bernadette Peters
for the second highest number of all musical performance nominations in Broadway history. Chita Rivera
, with 8, has remained in first place in this category for more than 20 years.