‘Beautiful’ Star Jessie Mueller Discusses Playing Carole King On Broadway

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” is obviously about the legendary singer-songwriter, but it’s also about growing up, says the Broadway actress who has earned a Tony Award nomination for playing King.

“It happens to be about Carole King, and it focuses on her life and a very specific journey she took as an artist, I think,” Jessie Mueller told CBS 2’s Dana Tyler. “She always knew she wanted to be a songwriter from a very, very young age, and she knew she was extremely talented. But from my understanding of it, I don’t think she ever knew that she was going to be the person bringing her songs to the world, which is eventually what happened.”

Mueller is nominated for a Tony for best performance by an actress in a leading role in musical. It’s her second Tony nod, also having been nominated for…

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