(LENOX, Mass.) – Boston-based actress Annette Miller, a longtime member of Shakespeare & Company, was recently nominated for a prestigious Carbonell Award, which recognizes excellence in South Florida Theatre. Miller was nominated for her role as Violet Weston in the Actors’ Playhouse production of August: Osage County, the critically acclaimed play by Tracy Letts, which was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Actors’ Playhouse received 14 nominations in total, including Best Production of a Play. Similar to the Tony Awards, The Carbonell Awards are a reflection of theatrical achievements in both acting and production.
About to begin her sixteenth season with Shakespeare & Company, Annette Miller will be appearing as Marjorie in the comedy The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch, directed by company member Jonathan Croy. The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is the funny, provocative tale of a woman on the Upper West Side who experiences a journey of intellectual discovery and emotional revelation. The play runs from June 6 to August 31 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Tickets go on sale February 14, 2012.
Miller is the winner of the 2003 Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award for Best Actress as Golda Meir. She received an Elliot Norton nomination for Best Actress for Martha Mitchell Calling in 2008.
At Shakespeare & Company, Miller has appeared in Richard III (Duchess), The Ladies Man (Madame Aigreville), Martha Mitchell Calling (Martha), which she also toured at Stageworks Hudson (Best Actress, Independent News 2007), The Actors Playhouse, and at the Nora Theater Co. (2009 Elliot Norton Award nominee); Full Gallop (Diana Vreeland); Golda’s Balcony (Golda); Love Letters and Ancestral Voices (with A.R. Gurney); Collected Stories (Ruth Steiner); Richard III (Margaret); Twelfth Night (Maria); Merchant of Venice (Nerissa); Ethan Frome (Zenobia).
On Broadway, Miller appeared in The Odd Couple, female version (Sylvie), and Off Broadway in The Primary English Class (Debbie Wastba).
In Boston, Miller appeared at the Shubert Theater in Dance of Death (Woman with Ben Gazzara, Colleen Dewhurst), Nobody Dies on Friday at A.R.T. (Paula Strasberg), The Seagull (Arkadina), Hamlet (Gertrude), The Cherry Orchard (Madam Ranyevskaya), Glass Menagerie (Amanda), and Sisters Rosensweig (Sarah).
Miller has appeared in such films as Autumn Heart, Next Karate Kid, Night School, Boardwalk, and The Company Men, and on television in As the World Turns (Smythe/Bettina) and Brotherhood (Kate).
Miller trained at the Stella Adler Studio and attended Brandeis University, where she received both a B.A. and M.F.A
The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.