Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock in the Lexington Theatre Company‘s production of 42nd Street, July 23 to 26 at the Lexington Opera House. This rounds out the casting for the company’s inaugural production, which mixes a variety of performers, from Broadway veterans such as Ziemba to local stage favorites and student performers.
In 2000, Ziemba won the Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in Contact, a show consisting of a set of dance plays choreographed and directed by Susan Stroman. The show won won a total of four Tonys, including best musical. She also won the same Drama Desk Award for that performance, and won the 1991 Drama Desk Award for best actress in a musical for And the World Goes Round.
Her other Tony nominations are best actress in a musical for Steel Pier (1997), best featured actress in a musical for Never Gonna Dance (2004) and best featured actress in a musical for Curtains (2007).
Ziemba’s Broadway debut was in the original production of A Chorus Line, and she went on to play the ingenue, Peggy Sawyer, in the original production of 42nd Street. In the Lexington Theatre Company production, she plays the Broadway veteran threatened by the upstart star.