Mary Poindexter Williams Narrowly Leads Online Voting for NY Best Actress Recognition

Updated 5 years ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Scene from "The Hollow"
Scene from "The Hollow"

Mary Poindexter Williams, wife of Mayor Elect Steve Williams, leads the Best Actress voting by  Broadway World Center. As of Dec. 22, Ms. Poindexter-Williams has 13% of  the vote, followed closely by Susannah Berryman who played in “The Trip to Bountiful” at the Hanger Theatre. Ms. Berryman has 12% of the vote.

Earlier she described herself as more  comfortable   “...  asking  you to vote for my husband, Stephen.,”  Williams needs your support in an internet competition where she has been nominated as Best Actress by  Broadway World Central New York. Ms. Williams has received the nomination for her role in Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” this past summer at the Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, N.Y.

The Christie mystery spins a  romantic game of “Follow-The-Leader” which explodes into murder during a guest-filled party weekend at The Hollow, a quiet English cottage and home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. A philandering doctor gets himself in hot water when his wife, mistress and former mistress all visit at the same time! Tempers flare until one hapless soul is used for target practice.  Motives abound and it’s up to the local sergeant - and the audience - to figure out “Who-Dun-It”!!   

According to the theatre’s website, Poindexter-Williams played  “the ditzy (or is she?) Lady Angkatell , who was seen in “A Murder is Announced” and previously in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” and “I Hate Hamlet”.

Earlier Mayor Elect Steve Williams said, “My Mary worked tirelessly to help me become elected last week as Mayor of Huntington, WV. She never hesitated to ask friends as well as strangers to vote for me. Please help me, help my wife receive the recognition she deserves. She is a magnificent talent and deserves to be recognized accordingly.”

A Marshall University theatre graduate, she is nominated both as Mary Poindexter-Williams and as Mary Williams on the online ballot. As of 2 midnight, Dec. 22, she had a narrow lead in the balloting. She is also recognized in the Best Ensemble Cast category where those performing “The Hollow” are recognized.

Currently, "Lend Me a Tenor" leads "The Hollow" by a 31% to 29% margin.

The links for voting and tabulations are as follows:


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