Ruth Negga nominated for Tony award

Catalyst International Film Festival Ambassador Ruth Negga.

THE Limerick actress has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in Macbeth.

Negga plays Lady Macbeth in the Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s classic alongside James Bond star, Daniel Craig, who plays the titular character.


“I am beyond thrilled and grateful for this acknowledgment… a dream come true for me to perform on the Broadway stage and in such incomparable company;” Negga said.

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“I am deeply indebted to Daniel who is the best scene partner another actor could have asked for – it is a privilege to share the stage with him. I am so moved by the relentless work of this entire cast and crew whom I adore beyond words.

“And of course to Sam Gold for his leadership and wisdom and integrity and trust. And to Barbara for being the kindest and biggest champion. Feel truly blessed to be surrounded by this gang. So thrilled for the recognition of Mikaal and Jane’s hard work as well” Negga added.

The winners will be announced at the Tony awards ceremony, which will be held at Radio City Musical Hall in New York on 12 June.