Tears of joy

Karen Olivo, who won featured actress in a musical as fiery Anita in "West Side Story," was so overcome with emotion that she could barely speak after thanking her cast mates and her husband. Olivo accomplished a feat that her predecessors, Chita Rivera and Debbie Allen, could not. Rivera, who originated the role on Broadway, in 1957, and Allen, in the 1979 revival, were nominated but lost out on the Tony. (Rita Moreno won the Oscar for the role in the film version.)
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Karen Olivo, who won featured actress in a musical as fiery Anita in "West Side Story," was so overcome with emotion that she could barely speak after thanking her cast mates and her husband. Olivo accomplished a feat that her predecessors, Chita Rivera and Debbie Allen, could not. Rivera, who originated the role on Broadway, in 1957, and Allen, in the 1979 revival, were nominated but lost out on the Tony. (Rita Moreno won the Oscar for the role in the film version.)

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