Posted on September 20, 2009
Once again, some of Broadway's best talent proves that it can bring the goods to the screen as well as the stage. Wicked's Kristin Chenoweth was the first of the Broadway babies to nab an Emmy, winning the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for her role in Pushing Daisies - an impressive win, considering the show was canceled last year. Not long after, Toni Collette (Broadway's The Wild Party) took Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for United States of Tara. A particularly unexpected win came for Ken Howard, whose best-remembered musical role is probably as Thomas Jefferson in the film version of 1776 - he took an Emmy for Supporting Actor in the TV movie Grey Gardens (not to be confused with the Broadway musical version). Later in the evening, Michael Emerson (Off-Broadway's Gross Indecency) won Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on ABC's Lost, followed by Cherry Jones (Broadway's Doubt, Faith Healer, and much more) winning Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 24. And kudos have to go to the excellent Emmy emcee himself, Neil Patrick Harris, who Broadway fans have seen in such shows as Proof and Assassins.