Cicely Tyson Tony Win at 79 Years Old

Born in 1933 and taking home a Tony Award in 2013, Cicely Tyson ladies and gentlemen. The 79-year-old actress took home the Tony Awrd for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. Tyson is currently starring on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful. 

Tyson beat out fellow nominees: 

Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place 

Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Holland Taylor, Ann 

Stay tuned for the rest of the night's wins. 

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Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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