Congratulations to Ruthie Ann Miles!

She was inducted into Kaimuki High School's Hall of Honor in May 2016.
 
She most recently appeared in Season 4 of The Americans in the following episodes: March 30, April 13, May 11, 18, and 25.  A sneak peek at Season 4
 
She achieved her Broadway dream when she joined the revival production of "The King and I" in Spring of 2015 and on June 7, 2015, was awarded a Tony for Featured Actress in a Musical.  On May 10, she won a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award  in the same category.
 
If you missed the broadcast of the Tonys, you can view videos as follows:
The King and I cast performance  (added June 8, 2015)
In a very endearing acceptance speech, she acknowledged retired Kaimuki teachers and a counselor who helped her along the way, Mr. Loo, Mrs. Siegmund, and Ms. Kudo.
 
She also received a nomination for a 2015 Drama League Award in the Distinguished Performance category.  Results were announced on May 15, 2015 and the award went to Chita Rivera.  This award may only be won once by any nominee.
 
The King and I
She and fellow "Here Lies Love" alum, Conrad Ricamora, will take the roles of Lady Thiang and Lun Tha.
 
The King and I Montage (YouTube video)
An Interview with Ruthie Ann Miles (added April 27, 2016)
"... give full marks to the first-rate Ruthie Ann Miles (the original Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love”) who, as the King’s chief wife, turns “Something Wonderful” into an exquisite expression of romantic realism that could be the show’s anthem."
"The standout of the production is Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, the King's chief wife, who understands him better than anyone else."
"Ruthie Ann Miles is spectacular as the complicated wife number one, Lady Thiang ..."
"... Miles is a revelation as Lady Thiang. After her impressive turn as Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love, here is another smartly judged performance; the character’s quietly breaking heart while delivering “Something Wonderful” has never been so readily apparent."
"Miles has just come off an acclaimed run as Imelda Marcos in David Byrne's Here Lies Love, and she shows a different side of her range here with a performance of tremendous dignity and soulfulness. Wise and serene, Lady Thiang desires only for her husband to be the great man he wants to be. Miles gets arguably the show's most beautiful song, "Something Wonderful," and she makes it a majestic hymn of devotion."
"Ms. Miles sings the blazes out of her big solo, Something Wonderful," as well as providing dramatic heft as concerned observer to the show's two romances."
"Ruthie Ann Miles is achingly effective as Lady Thiang, the head wife who calls Anna “Sir” because the newcomer is “scientific.” When Thiang becomes aware of plots against the king, she confides in the foreigner, pressuring her to help him, though “It must not sound like advice.” Miles’ moment with “Something Wonderful” is precious."
"The King’s first wife, Lady Thiang, played with great dignity by Ruthie Ann Miles, resists the lesson, being deeply in love with the King — so very deeply that she moves the house to tears with her shattering delivery of “Something Wonderful,” surely one of the most moving of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s love songs."

Here Lies Love
The Class of 2001 Kaimuki graduate is one of twelve 2013 Theatre World Award Winners for  "Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance" during the 2012-2013 theatrical season for her portrayal of Imelda Marcos in the off-Broadway show "Here Lies Love."
 
The reviews are positive, her talent is undeniable, and we all send her our best regards as she achieves her dream.  The show ran from April to July 28, 2013 and then re-opened on May 1, 2014.  The production received five Lortel Awards including one for Ruthie Ann for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.  She exited the role on October 18, 2014.  
 
She credits her theatrical experience at Kaimuki as the "game changer" in this article.
 
Other articles to check out:
Vogue (Good Times: David Byrne and Alex Timbers Team Up for Here Lies Love)
Vogue (Dance Dance Revolution: David Byrne's Hip-Shaking Here Lies Love)
New York Magazine (reprint - Ruthie Ann Miles on Playing the Surprisingly Complex Mrs. Marcos in Here Lies Love)
New York Daily News (Young Brooklyn mom playing Imelda Marcos ....)
 
Posted April 25, 2013 ; updated February 16, 2017