Film, TV & Stage

#BlackGirlMagic: British actress Cynthia Eviro up for Tony Award with Lupita Nyong’o

SPEECHLESS: Cynthia Eviro

SPEECHLESS: Cynthia Eviro

BRITISH ACTRESS Cynthia Eviro said she is “speechless” after being nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s The Color Purple.

The 29-year-old took to social media minutes after the nominations were announced to share her disbelief.

“CAN NOT BELIVE IT,” she wrote.

Cynthia made her Broadway debut in the 2015 Broadway revival transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, reprising her role as Celie Harris alongside American actresses Jennifer Hudsonas Shug Avery and Danielle Brooks as Sofia.

UP FOR A GONG: Lupita Nyong'o

UP FOR A GONG: Lupita Nyong’o

Danielle, 26, also landed a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

The Color Purple is also up for Best Revival of a Musical.

Meanwhile Oscar Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o celebrated her first Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a play for her role in Broadway’s Eclipsed.

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