Jodie Comer received Outstanding Solo Performance at Tuesday night’s Drama Desk Awards in New York, adding to her growing collection of honors.
The 30-year-old British actress won the award for her performance in Prima Facie, a play she first staged at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.
For the first time in history, this year’s Drama Desk Awards presented awards in male and female acting categories.
Jodie played a lawyer named Tessa in the one-woman play. After supporting men who were accused of rape, Tessa was attacked by a man who worked with her. Suzie Miller wrote Prima Facie, which was her first play to be shown on the West End.
Jodie has previously won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Prima Facie. She is also up for a Tony Award for the same part, competing against Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House, Jessica Hecht in Summer, 1976, and Audra McDonald in Ohio State Murders. On June 12, the Tony Awards will be given out.
Jodie Comer is known as one of the most talented actresses of her time because of how well Prima Facie did. Her ability to command the stage in a one-woman play has won her praise from critics and several awards, and she will continue to wow audiences in her future performances.