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Eric Nelsen and his wife, Sainty Nelsen, win the Tony Award for ‘Best Play’ for ‘The Inheritance’

Married couple Eric and Sainty Nelsen won the 2021 Tony Award for “Best Play” for “The Inheritance.” Digital Journal has the scoop.

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Emmy award-winning actor Eric Nelsen. Photo by Eduardo Whaite.
Emmy award-winning actor Eric Nelsen. Photo by Eduardo Whaite.

Married couple Eric and Sainty Nelsen won the 2021 Tony Award for “Best Play” for “The Inheritance.” Digital Journal has the scoop.

Eric and Sainty co-produced the hit Broadway play “The Inheritance” together. Out of 11 total Tony nominations, “The Inheritance” won four Tony Awards.

“I’ve manifested this moment for as long as I can remember. To have it coming to fruition is a true testament to faith, determination, and hard work. I am beyond grateful for the Broadway community and my Inheritance family. I am truly overwhelmed with emotions,” Eric Nelsen exclaimed. 

As a result, Sainty’s mantel now holds three Daytime Emmy Awards and a Tony. Eric Nelsen has won a total of four Daytime Emmy Awards and a Tony as well.

To learn more about Emmy and Tony winner Eric Nelsen, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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