Minnesota-born 'Cinderella' star falls short in bid for Tony Award

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Minnesota native Laura Osnes came up short in her bid for the Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tony for the revival production of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" at the 2013 Tony Awards Sunday night in New York.

The award went to Patina Miller for "Pippin." The production also won for Best Revival of a Musical.

Osnes -- who was born in Burnsville and graduated from Eagan High School -- had momentum going into the Tonys after winning a Drama Desk Award last month for playing the title role in "Cinderella."

The 27-year-old Osnes did command the stage earlier in the night -- and in an amazing twirl during the first of two musical numbers, she changed from the peasant dress of Ella into the ball gown of Cinderella.

See an interview below with Osnes and her Outstanding Actor in a Musical-nominated co-star Santino Fontana (The Prince) on the Tonys red carpet.

See the New York Times video Osnes and Fontana discussed in their red carpet interview below.

"Cinderella" marked Osnes' Tony nomination following her Best Actress in a Musical nod in 2012 for playing the notorious gangster Bonnie Parker in the Broadway musical version of "Bonnie & Clyde."

Osnes made her Broadway debut as Sandy in “Grease,” after winning NBC’s 2006 reality competition “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.”

In case you missed it, Osnes appeared in some promotional spots for the Tonys, including the one below that also features the stars of "Annie" and "Matilda."

See Osnes and the cast and crew of "Cinderella" discussing the production below.

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