Skip to main content

'Cinderella' story: Minnesota native nominated for Best Actress Tony Award

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Burnsville native Laura Osnes is going to need to break out the glass slippers come June 9 for the ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The Star Tribune reports that Osnes, a graduate of Eagan High School, was nominated Tuesday for a Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the title role of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella."

The musical nabbed nine Tony nominations total, including Best Musical Revival. The Cyndi Lauper-scored musical "Kinky Boots" led the nominations with 13.

Osnes, 27, was nominated for a Tony Award last year for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Bonnie Parker in Frank Wildhorn's "Bonnie & Clyde ."

The Minnesota singer-actress made her Broadway debut as Sandy in "Grease," after winning NBC's 2006 reality competition “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.”

Osnes stars opposite Seattle native Santino Fontana in the musical. Fontana, who plays The Prince, was a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA program.

See Osnes in a video on the "Cinderella" production below.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 8.31.42 PM

Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge

Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 4.02.18 PM

Minneapolis nonprofit celebrates anonymous donor's $1.5M gift

Appetite For Change is building sustainable, local food systems in North Minneapolis.

police lights

On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida

The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.

Deer on road

Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries

The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.

U9GqW_wM

Burnsville approves measure that will make its landfill much taller

The expansion will increase the landfill's allowable height by an additional 268 feet.

michael carbo

Northern MN man found guilty in 1980s cold case murder

Nancy Daugherty was found dead in the afternoon hours of July 16, 1986.

Red Ox Cafe

Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business

The business posted an announcement on its front door.

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 1.43.04 PM

St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home

St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.

Kids competing in USA Mullet Championships

Minnesota, Wisconsin kids competing in USA Mullet Championships

The contest is divided into kids and teens divisions.

ATV

One killed after being trapped under UTV near Alexandria

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim died at the scene.

image

What's in the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden?

How the nation's biggest climate law will reduce emissions.

Patrick Henry High School

Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name

A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.

Related