They met in the hallway of the Paramount Hotel. It was the annual Tony-nominees-meet-the-media event, and Chita Rivera, 82, was about to leave for her matinee performance when she spotted a fellow nominee, 11-year-old Sydney Lucas. She stopped, said hello, posed for a few photos. And then, while mugging for the cameras, the oldest of this year’s acting nominees pointed at the youngest and cracked, “Before, and after.”
Congratulations to all the Leading Actress nominees!
Kristin Chenoweth, On The Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
Chita Rivera, The Visit