From 'Annie' to Harry...to Tony?

Megan Lawrence's career has taken her from Baltimore to Broadway, where she's nominated for theater's top prize for her 'Pajama Game' performance

June 08, 2006|By J. WYNN ROUSUCK | J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC

NEW YORK — New York-- --Actress Megan Lawrence is wearing a hip pink Indian dress over white cotton pants. Her lips, however, sport retro red lipstick, the same shade as her perfectly manicured nails.

Her lips and nails say "Gladys Hotchkiss," the 1950s secretary she portrays in the hit Broadway revival of The Pajama Game. The rest of her getup -- which includes fuzzy animal slippers -- is pure Megan Lawrence. Her husband, also a Broadway actor, describes her as "a college-dropout hippie who made good."

Tune in The 60th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, on CBS (WJZ-Channel 13).

Megan Lawrence

Born:

Sept. 8, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio

Education:

Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Class of 1989; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1989-1991

Selected credits:

Limestone Dinner Theater, Annie (1983); Toby's Dinner Theatre, Gypsy (1984), Shenandoah (1992); Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va., Company (1993), Into the Woods (1994, Helen Hayes Award), Cabaret (1995); Broadway, Les Miserables (1998-2003), Urinetown (2001-2004), The Pajama Game (2006- )

Family:

Married since 1999 to actor Kevin Kern; three children, August, 4; Sunshine Josephine, 2; Magnolia Violet, 16 months

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