She acted in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "The King and I," at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Lou Diamond Phillips in the cast. Christopher Renshaw was director. Jerome Robbins was choreographer.
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[on working in Star Trek: Insurrection
(1998)]: I hadn't seen much of Star Trek, so this really was like stepping into a whole new universe. But I feel a sense of honor and responsibility being in it, because I know that the fans of the series and films have such affection for and devotion to all the cast members, and particularly Picard. So I take my seduction of him very seriously.
Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical) in 1994 for "Passion", a performance she recreated in the television version of the same title, Passion
(1996); and in 1996 for playing one of the title characters (the "I", or Anna Lenowens) in a revival of "The King and I". She was also nominated in the same category in 2004 for a revival of "Wonderful Town" and in 2007 for "LoveMusik".