Andrew Lloyd Webber was searching for the lead of his musical Whistle Down the Wind, and Molloy landed the role. She earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, but the show's initial run in Washington, D.C. wasn't successful enough to warrant a run on Broadway. Undaunted, Molloy returned to New York, waiting tables and staying with friends while continuing to audition.
Her tenacity paid off. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War at the St. James Theatre after earning an Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role in the same production Off-Broadway. She also played the title role in the musical version of Romeo and Juliet.
When she's not working, Molloy enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and practicing yoga. She currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
Irene Molloy Facts
|Birthday||December 13, 1978 (42)|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
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