Broadway invades the Emmys: 4 Drama Guest Actress nominees won Tonys for Best Actress in a Play

It’s not unusual for the film, television and theater worlds to overlap, but Broadway downright dominates one Emmy category this year. Not only are four nominees for Best Drama Guest Actress veterans of the Great White Way, all four of them have won Tonys for Best Actress in a Play.

The current Emmy front-runner based on the combined predictions of Gold Derby users is Phylicia Rashad for her role as Susan Kelechi Watson‘s mom on “This is Us.” She previously made history on Broadway when she won the Tony for “A Raisin in the Sun” in 2004, which made her the first black performer ever to win Best Actress in a Play. But even though Rashad is also a TV veteran, she has never actually won an award from the television academy, not even for the TV movie version of “A Raisin in the Sun” that aired a few
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