Eagan native nominated for a Tony

Eagan native Laura Osnes has been nominated for a Tony Award.

The announcement was made on April 30 by the Tony organization.

Osnes, an Eagan High School graduate, was nominated for best leading actress in a musical for her performance of the title role in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” which received nine nominations.

This is Osnes’ second Tony nomination, according to the Star Tribune. She was nominated last year for her lead role in “Bonnie and Clyde.”

The Broadway actress began her career performing in the Twin Cities, including playing Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” at the Children’s Theatre ten years ago and starring in “Grease” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

The Tony Award winners will be announced June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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