NEW YORK (April 6, 2015) — Sun-Mee Chomet, a Twin Cities based actress, was recently nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award, for her role in Kimber Lee’s “brownsville song (b-side for tray)”, and Off-Broadway production that ran in October-November 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.
The announcement came in an April 2, 2015 article in BroadwayWorld.com, noting that Chomet was nominated in the “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play” category for her role of Merrell, the Asian American stepmother to African American teen, Tray (Sheldon Best). The play is directed by Patricia McGregor, and other cast members include Sheldon Best, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Meyers, Taliyah Whitaker.
Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, brownsville song (b-side for tray) is the story of a family’s resilience in the face of tragedy. Moving between past and present, the play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when the young man’s life is cut short.
Chomet’s co-nominees for the Lucille Lortel Award include: Sophia Anne Caruso, for her role in “The Nether”; Liza Colón-Zayas, “Between Riverside and Crazy”; Beth Dixon, “The City of Conversation”; and Deirdre O’Connell, “By the Water.”