Chris O’Dowd nominated for Tony Award for play

Chris O'Dowd in Boadway play

Chris O'Dowd in Boadway play

Boyle native Chris O’Dowd has been nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for his role in the Broadway play Of Mice And Men.

The actor received a Best Leading Actor in a Play nomination for his portrayal of Lennie in the latest stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel.

The very talented writer, comedian and actor has been given many plaudits for his complex performance of the character.

The Wall Street Journal said he “upstaged” his co-star James Franco.

O’Dowd will be going up against Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston, who was nominated for his portrayal of former US President Lyndon B Johnson in All The Way and Neil Patrick Harris for his role in the punk musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Chris O’Dowd, commneted on his nomination saying, “I am beyond thrilled to accept this Tony nomination on behalf of my Mice and Men team.

“I still haven’t got over the honour of being given the part, so I’m now a little worried what this new excitement will lead to. Lock up your bunnies!”


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