Hawaii actress gets Tony Award nomination for “South Pacific”

Bloody Mary
South Pacific Vivian Beaumont Theater Lincoln Center Theater presents the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which is returning to the New York scene in its first-ever Broadway revival. Show Dates: Performances from 01 Mar 2008 Opening 03 Apr 2008 Closing 22 Jun 2008 Performance Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday @8pm Wednesday and Saturday @2pm Sunday @3pm Beginning April 7: Tuesday @7pm Tickets: Pricing: $66.50 - $111.50 Box Office: Tele-charge: (212) 239-6200 Group Sales info: Group Sales: Caryl Goldsmith, 212-889-4300 Show Run Time: TBA Theatre Information: Vivian Beaumont Theater 150 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023 US Public Transportation/Parking: SUBWAY: Take 1,9 to 66th Street and walk South to Lincoln Center and the theatre. Synopsis: South Pacific concerns the lives of U.S. military men, nurses and the residents of the Polynesian island they occupy during World War II. Nurse Nellie Forbush is "In Love With a Wonderful Guy," a French planter with small children. Clean-cut Lt. Cable has fallen hard for Bloody Mary's daughter Liat. And the seabees, sailors and marines will tell you that there is "Nothing Like a Dame." The show's gorgeous score also includes "Cockeyed Optimist," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," "Honey Bun" and "This Nearly Was Mine." Show Advisory: None Genre: Musical Cast List: Kelli O'Hara Paulo Szot Loretta Ables Sayre Matthew Morrison Danny Burstein Sean Cullen Victor Hawks Luka Kain Li Jun Li Laurissa Romain Thomas G. Waites Noah Weisberg Becca Ayers Wendi Bergamini Genson Blimline Grady McLeod Bowman Charlie Brady Matt Caplan Christian Carter Helmar Augustus Cooper Jeremy Davis Margot de la Barrev Christian Delcroix Laura Marie Duncan Mike Evariste Laura Griffith Lisa Howard Maryann Hu Zachary James Robert Lenzi Garrett Long Nick Mayo George Merrick William Michals Kimber Monroe Emily Morales Darius Nichols George Psomas Andrew Samonsky Jerold E. Solomon Pr

Hawaii actress and entertainer Loretta Ables Sayre received a Tony Award nomination today for her portrayal of Bloody Mary in the hit Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Ables Sayre’s nomination for best featured actress in a musical was one of 11 nominations earned by the critically-acclaimed revival of the pioneering Broadway musical. It’s Ables Sayre’s first-ever Tony nomination for her first-ever Broadway role.

“I’m over-the-moon. It’s such an honor to be nominated,” Ables Sayre wrote HawaiiMagazine.com via via e-mail this morning. “For this to be my first show in New York and on Broadway and then to get this nomination is more than a dream come true. And, I want to thank everyone in Hawaii for their love and support.”

Said her very-elated husband, Honolulu-based publicist David Sayre, “She called me from New York this morning at 3 a.m. (Hawaii time) to tell me. It’s amazing! We’re just on cloud nine. We’re so excited. I’m so proud of her.”

Hawaii_actress_Tony_Award_South PacificAbles Sayre, 50, has deep roots in the Honolulu theatre community, and a full resume of Hawaii television and commercial work. She is also a noted jazz vocalist, having held longtime residencies at the Halekulani and Kahala Hotel & Resort.

“The entire cast, crew and production is just really incredible, and I would encourage folks to head out to New York to see it,” said David Sayre. “It’s just an amazing show.”

Rodgers and Hamerstein’s South Pacific is playing at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. The Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 15.

A complete list of Tony Award nominations is here.
Congratulations, Loretta!

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