Congratulations are in order for the cast of The Color Purple. The musical, as well as its star, Cynthia Erivo, received Tony nominations—revealed on NBC’S TODAY, where the cast performed the title song.
The Color Purple was nominated for “Best Revival of a Musical” and Erivo got a nod for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.”
When TODAY co-host Matt Lauer asked the 29-year-old British performer how it feels to be nominated for her Broadway debut, she said, “I think I’m still processing it. It feels kind of awesome. I’m sort of in disbelief, really and like, completely flabbergasted, and overwhelmed, and just really pleased.”
Watch the cast perform the title number “The Color Purple” Live on NBC’s Today: