Tony-winner Jessie Mueller and Carole King share spotlight in press room (Video)

Jessie Mueller won Best Actress in a Musical, her first Tony win on her second nomination, for “Beautiful,” about the early life and career of legendary songwriter Carole King.

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After accepting her Tony, she and King came to the press room together to discuss why the jukebox musical meant so much to both of them. For Mueller it was a privilege to sing King’s songs, but King marveled at seeing her young self through Mueller’s performance. Below, watch Mueller’s acceptance speech, then their press Q&A:

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