King Hedley II. Drama. Written by August Wilson
. Waltz choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. Directed by Marion McClinton. Virginia Theatre: 1 May 2001- 1 Jul 2001 (72 performances + 24 previews that began on 10 Apr 2001). Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell
(as "King"), Leslie Uggams
(as "Ruby"), Charles Brown (as "Elmore"), Viola Davis
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[on television roles for women] I look at them sometimes and don't recognize them. They're watered-down femininity. Like when your mom told you to make sure when you sat down to keep your legs closed, or not mess up your hair, it's the famous saying: "The well-behaved woman seldom makes history". And it's very true. But in our lives we are bold, we are messy, we are psychotic at times, and then ...
Won Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson
's "King Hedley II". She had previously been nominated in the same category in 1996 for another Wilson play, "Seven Guitars".