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Tonys 2013: Judith Light's 'love affair' with Broadway community

June 09, 2013|By Alana Semuels
  • Actress Judith Light accepts the award for Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for "The Assembled Parties."
Actress Judith Light accepts the award for Performance by an Actress in… (Andrew H. Walker / Getty…)

She may be known to most people as Angela on "Who’s the Boss?" but Judith Light knew she couldn’t count on any of her previous TV roles when she returned to New York after many years.

“I was terrified to come back to the theater,” she said in the media room at the Tony Awards. “I needed to prove to this community that I mean it, that I really want to be back here.”

Light won last year for her portrayal in “Other Desert Cities” but said that this year, acting in "The Assembled Parties," was a different experience. The role was written with Light in mind.

“I’m doing such different plays, I’m such different characters, but the overwhelming experience is one of real appreciation,” she said.

She thinks she’s proved herself, though.

“The result of this is this ongoing, really, love affair between me and this community,” she said.

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