The Fairy Princess watched THE TONYS this year with bated breath, and now, indeed – there has been a hit, a palpable hit in the lack of performers with API heritage – the blow dealt by Ms. RuthieAnn Miles!

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This is not the first time Ms. Miles has been mentioned in this blog, the first was for her portrayal of Imelda Marcos in the hit show at the Public Theater, HERE LIES LOVE…

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Then AVENUE Q had an anniversary, TFP and Ms. Miles were in the same group shot that TFP likes to call “The Ghosts of Christmas Eves Past”

L-R: Lisa Helmi Johanson, Sala Iwamatsu, Ann Harada, Erin Quill, Hazel Raymundo, RuthieAnn Miles

If you missed her acceptance speech – which is only the FOURTH TIME THAT A PERSON OF API HERITAGE HAS ACCEPTED A TONY AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN 69 YEARS – here it is:

CONGRATULATIONS MS. RUTHIEANN

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Oh is THAT All you got – BETTER TRY AGAIN!!!!

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– for what this means for you both individually and collectively, to watch your win was indeed SOMETHING WONDERFUL.

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(If you would like to see her sing the actual song, please click on the link below)

http://www.nytimes.com/video/theater/100000003727748/in-performance-ruthie-ann-miles.html

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