Uzo Aduba nominated in US stage awards
Nigerian-American actor Uzo Aduba has been nominated at the 88th US Annual Drama League Awards, being presented in New York this month.
Aduba has been nominated for a distinguished performance award in a theatre production for her performance in one-act play Clyde’s, which is showing at the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway in New York.
Clyde’s was written by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey and is set in a truck stop sandwich shop where kitchen staff who are former prison inmates work for their shot at redemption.
“Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich,” according to the playbill.
The awards will be presented in New York at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on May 20 at 12pm.
Aduba said on Instagram: “Oh Wowza!! Thank you Drama League for my nomination and for recognising our play by the brilliant Lynn Nottage, my castmate, the wonderfully talented Ron Cephas Jones, and our incredible director, Kate Whoriskey. I love you guys! Congrats to all the nominees.”