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June 10, 2019

Beloved stage veteran Stephanie J. Block won the 2019 Tony Award as Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as "Star," one-third of the title character in the new bio-musical The Cher Show. Block triumphed at the 73rd Annual Tonys ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, beating out fellow nominees Caitlin Kinnunen for The Prom, Beth Leavel for The Prom, Eva Noblezada for Hadestown and Kelli O'Hara for Kiss Me, Kate!

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June 10, 2019

Huge congratulations to Stephanie J Block on her first Tony win!

More acceptance speeches here.

June 7, 2019

Per Playbill.com

The 64th annual Drama Desk Awards was celebrated at Town Hall June 2. The event, hosted for the fourth year by Torch Song’s Michael Urie, honored outstanding achievement by professional theatre artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

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May 29, 2019

From Backstage.com:

“To me, auditioning is, ‘I get to meet somebody new, they get to meet me, and then we get to play,’ ” says Stephanie J. Block. “We’re paying big money for acting classes. This is something that’s free, I know exactly when it’s happening, you’re giving me a time and a place. All you have to do is be ready and show up. No one is forcing you to be there. I want something at the end of it, but I’m not expecting anything. Do the work, do it truthfully, show up, and then leave it in the room.”

Block, currently touting her third Tony nomination for her turn as the titular diva in Broadway’s “The Cher Show,” clearly...

May 29, 2019

Check out photos of Broadway superstars at the Tony Nominees Cocktail party!

Stephanie J. Block, nominated for the third time, this year for playing an iteration of Cher in The Cher Show—said she worked significantly with Cher throughout the process of creating the show. “She has been everything to work with. We have gone through when she was very apprehensive. We’ve experienced when she’s been fearful or doubting. We have been around her when she has totally let herself be free and excited about the show. Much like any dear friend or family member, I have been privileged to see every sort of emotion and color of Cher.” She sai...

May 29, 2019

Check out Stephanie J. Block singing "The Way of Love" from The Cher Show, part of the NY Times Tony Awards coverage!


May 29, 2019

From goldderby.com:

“There has been more ownership of myself because I have been playing Cher,” reveals Stephanie J. Block. The Broadway veteran earned her third Tony nomination recently for playing the pop icon in “The Cher Show.” The unexpected opportunity has pushed the actress in surprising directions professionally and personally. 

“She has given me this extraordinary freedom,” declares Block. Cher views herself as a “goddess warrior” and apologizes for nothing. Embodying that mindset is a different experience than Block is used to, but has allowed the actor to hold back less. “When I step onstage, it really is a diffe...

May 29, 2019

From Broadwayworld.com:

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Stephanie J. Block!

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May 29, 2019

From Playbill.com:

The 2019 Tony Awards Season compilation album will feature tracks from each of the 13 musicals that opened on Broadway in the 2018–19 season, along with a bonus live performance from the late three-time Tony nominee and posthumous 2019 Special Tony Award honoree Marin Mazzie.

Set to drop on digital outlets and as a physical release June 14, the album is already available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.

As in years past, Broadway fans were able to vote on which tracks to include on the album for many of this season's offerings.

The album will feature original cover art by Justin "Squigs" Robertson and an es...

May 29, 2019

Per ShowbizCheatsheet.com:

Stephanie J. Block is currently playing one of the three main Chers in 
The Cher Show on Broadway; however, the actress previously appeared on Broadway in 9-5, Wicked, Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. If you’ve seen Stephanie J. Block on Broadway in the last 15 or so years, chances are she was playing the lead.

[She] is often called upon for roles requiring a great deal of vocal projection – Elphaba in Wicked, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, etc. – for viewers who come to see these productions expect a certain level of volume, regardless o...