Lange earns Tony nomination


May 3, 2024

Cloquet native Jessica Lange earned a Tony Award nomination Tuesday for her work in Broadway’s “Mother Play,” which opened April 25 in New York City.

Lange, 75, is a 1967 graduate of Cloquet High School. She is among the most accomplished actresses in the world, having won two Oscars (“Tootsie” and “Blue Sky”), five Golden Globes, three Emmys, and one previous Tony for her role in 2016’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night.”

In “Mother Play,” Lange plays “a hardheaded matriarch, attempting to guide the direction of her children’s lives as they move into a new apartment in Washington, D.C.,” accordi...

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