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Three-Time Tony Nominee Is 'Rocking Our World'

April 30, 2014 | Updated June 6, 2014

The face of a woman in her 40s smiles.

Linda Emond,nominated for her latest Broadway role, earned her bachelor's degree in theater arts at CSUF.

Actress Linda Emond '82 (B.A. theatre arts) picked up her third Tony nomination April 29 for her current role on stage as Fraulein Schneider in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret."

She's among five nominees vying for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical."

The Tony winners will be announced Sunday, June 8, at Radio City Music Hall during a live telecast on CBS.

"Cabaret" opened this spring at Studio 54. The Roundabout Theatre Co.'s production, which continues through Jan. 4, has garnered critical acclaim. Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post called it “the hottest show on Broadway.”

For BroadwayBox.com, Josh Ferri wrote: "Three-time Tony nominee Linda Emond has been rocking our world in recent years. She gave ‘em hell in Tony Kushner’s iHo (Drama League nomination); then two seasons ago, she tore our hearts out in the Tony-winning revival of "Death of a Salesman," co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield; and this season, she gives a can’t-miss performance as Fraülein Schneider, a German landlady determined to survive, in Roundabout Theatre Company’s haunting revival of 'Cabaret.' "

Emond was described as "marvelous" by NY-1's Roma Torre. Newsday's Linda Winer noted the production's "other highlights include Linda Emond as the landlady who settles for being a "good" German ..."

Observed Jesse Green for New York Magazine: "The other great discovery here is Linda Emond ... who has, it turns out, a terrific singing voice, uses it as naturally as speech, and in that way manages to exemplify the show’s greatness without seeming to perform it."

Her previous Tony nominations were for "Life (X) 3" in 2003 and "Death of a Salesman" in 2012. The actress made her Broadway debut in the musical "1776."

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