The Broadway star's 5-year-old daughter died after being hit by a car in March 2018, and two months later, the actress suffered a miscarriage

By Dana Rose Falcone
March 08, 2019 01:22 PM

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles is slowly making her return to the spotlight following a terrible tragedy.

Last March, the Tony winner — who was seven months pregnant — lost her 5-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, when she was struck and killed by a driver in Brooklyn, New York. Miles also sustained injuries and two months later, suffered a miscarriage.

Now the theater actress, 35, has returned to Instagram for the first time since her the tragic news last May.

“Mini m&ms for my mini me’s,” Miles captioned a photo of flowers on Friday.

Miles made her return to the stage over the summer when she reprised her role as Lady Thiang in the West End revival of The King and I. She used a cane during the performance, which was not something her character previously had used, but something Miles relied on after her car accident. The part won Miles a Tony Award in 2015, and earned her an Oliver nomination (the British equivalent of the Tonys) in the best actress in a supporting role in a musical category on Tuesday.

Miles (left) and O’Hara in N.Y.C. in 2015.
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“She is singing like an angel and commanding the stage with a heavenly force,” Miles’ costar Kelli O’Hara tweeted in August. “An inspiration to all. I knew you would want to know.”

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Earlier this week, Miles joined Lin-Manuel Miranda at a benefit concert for Camelot at Lincoln Center in New York City. Miranda, 39, played King Arthur opposite Miles’ Nimue, the enchantress who gives the legendary monarch his magical sword, Excalibur, on Monday.