'An Authentic Life Is a Limitless Life': Brandon Uranowitz Wins 2023 Tony for Featured Actor in a Play | Playbill

Tony Awards 'An Authentic Life Is a Limitless Life': Brandon Uranowitz Wins 2023 Tony for Featured Actor in a Play

Uranowitz takes the prize for his performance in Leopoldstadt.

Brandon Uranowitz Heather Gershonowitz

Brandon Uranowitz was named the winner of the 2023 Tony Award for Featured Actor in Play June 11 at the 76th Annual Tony Awards at United Palace in Washington Heights.

Uranowitz won the prize for his work as Ludwig and Nathan in Leopoldstadt.

Others in that category included Jordan E. Cooper in Ain't No Mo'; Samuel L. Jackson in The Piano Lesson; Arian Moayed, A Doll's House; and David Zayas, Cost of Living.

READ: In Leopoldstadt, Tony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Has Stepped Into His ‘Most Authentic Self’

This is Uranowitz's first Tony win, and fourth Tony nomination. Uranowitz's other Broadway credits include An American in Paris, Falsettos, The Band's Visit, and Burn This

Speaking to Playbill in an earlier interview, he said Leopoldstadt is the most personal play he's ever done: "There's something about the marriage of both myself as a person and myself as an artist on display here that has made me feel whole in a way that I haven't felt quite so fervently as an actor before, and as a person."

In his Tony acceptance speech, Uranowitz shouted out his fellow nominee Jordan E. Cooper, saying, "Jordan, your performance in Ain’t No Mo' broke me open!” He ended his speech with an entreaty for parents across America: “When your child tells you who they are, believe them" because “an authentic life is a limitless life.” 

READ: How to Watch and Stream the 2023 Tony Awards

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