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Tonys: Hitting Times Square With 'Hedwig' Star Lena Hall to Talk Broadway (Video)

Hall, a 34-year-old rising star of Broadway, was best known for her work in "Kinky Boots" before landing a role opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the hit revival of the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," for which they are both Tony-nominated.

NEW YORK -- Last Sunday afternoon, before the first of her two performances that day, Lena Hall, the fast-rising Broadway star who is a best featured actress in a musical Tony nominee this year for her performance opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the hit musical revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch, joined me for a walk around Times Square.

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Our aim was to try to gauge who and what the general public is anxious to see on the Great White Way -- and who and what they will be rooting for at the Tonys on Sunday night.

The 34-year-old, who was previously best known for her work in Kinky Boots, didn't want to advertise who she was at the outset of our conversations, which created some pretty funny -- and very "New York" -- situations.

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