She didn't win for "Gypsy." Marissa Jaret Winokur won that year for "Hairspray." Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and now Patti LuPone are the actresses who have won for playing Mama Rose. Ethel Merman (!!!) and Bernadette both lost. Bernadette's two Tonys are for "Song and Dance" and "Annie Get Your Gun," which I think is quite interesting since she didn't win for her most famous roles. I saw both Bernadette and Patti and felt Bernadette did her best but was miscast. Patti is beyond words. I've seen a lot of really good theatre this year. These productions of "South Pacific" and "Gypsy" are, IMO, ones for the ages.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008, 7:13 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206