Jessica Lange won her first Tony Award for playing a drug-addled mother in the Broadway revival of the monumental "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
"This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness, even on such a sad day as this," she said, referring to the Orlando shootings.
Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical masterwork about the disintegrating Tyrone family is familiar to the actress: Lange previously played the role of Mary Tyrone in a 2000 production in London, receiving an Olivier Award nomination.
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Lange, 67, is a two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy winner who has lately connected with millennials, thanks to four seasons aboard "American Horror Story," playing a washed-up Southern belle, a freak show ringmaster, a nun and a witch.
Lange beat out Laurie Metcalf, Lupita Nyong'o, Sophie Okonedo and Michelle Williams.