Entertainment Theater Ruthie Ann Miles 'Sang Like an Angel' in Stage Return After Daughter's Death and Losing Unborn Baby Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage for the first time after a car crash that took the life of her 5-year-old daughter and the loss of her unborn baby By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 4, 2018 04:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage for the first time after a car crash that took the life of her 5-year-old daughter and the loss of her unborn baby. The actress, 35, appeared in the revival of The King and I on Friday, stepping back into the role of Lady Thiang — a part that won her a Tony Award in 2015. Miles is sharing the role with Naoko Mori in the production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, which transferred from New York City’s Lincoln Center Theater and opened in London’s West End in July. “Last night, our friend @RuthieAnnMiles was a triumph in @KingandIWestEnd,” wrote Miles’ costar Kelli O’Hara. “Every moment was a gift and continues to be.” “She is singing like an angel and commanding the stage with a heavenly force,” O’Hara, 42, added. “An inspiration to all. I knew you would want to know.” Theo Wargo/Getty Images Paul Kolnik Many at the show and beyond shared their thoughts about Miles’ return on social media. “@RuthieAnnMiles gave the bravest performance I have ever seen and was just incredible,” wrote one audience member on Twitter. “Tonight was @RuthieAnnMiles first night and it was an absolute masterclass in strength and courage,” tweeted another. “I will be forever in awe of her performance and of her.” Ashley Park, Miles’ former costar and the Tony-nominated Mean Girls star, also honored Miles on Instagram. “Sending all my love to @ruthieannmiles who performed for the first time in London tonight,” she wrote. “Unspeakable bravery, rawness, and brilliance. What I would have given to be there. With angel cards, pranks, and apple cider vinegar for you unee. Thrilled she is surrounded by Bart, Kelli, Ken, and KING AND I family.” Broadway Star Ruthie Ann Miles Loses Unborn Baby 2 Months After Daughter was Killed in Car Crash In March, Miles — who was seven months pregnant at the time — was injured and her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, was killed when a driver struck them in Brooklyn, New York. The driver also struck and killed 1-year-old Joshua Lew and injured his mother, Miles’ friend Lauren. On May 17, Miles’ family lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz, announced on Instagram on her behalf that the child she and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein were expecting did not make it. “At the time of the crash, Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured,” Rubinowitz said. He went on to explain that the couple had chosen a name, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein, for their unborn daughter, adding, “The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom.” Ruthie Ann Miles and Abigail Blumenstein. Walter McBride/WireImage A source previously told PEOPLE that prior to Abigail’s death, the 4 year old “was excited to be a big sister.” “She was the brightest little spirit,” said the source. “Every time you were around her, your heart couldn’t help but shine. She had the sweetest laugh and the loveliest personality. She was very much like her mother.” “Ruthie was a wonderful mother,” continued the source. “She always put Abigail first and was really dedicated to spending time together. The two had a very tight bond. They were inseparable.” Another source previously told PEOPLE that Miles and her husband Jonathan “were excited about expanding their family.” RELATED VIDEO: Pregnant Actress Ruthie Ann Miles Out of ICU and ‘Healing’ After Death of 4-Year-Old Daughter In May, a Brooklyn grand jury indicted Dorothy Bruns, the 44-year-old Staten Island driver involved in the fatal crash. At the time, a prosecution source told PEOPLE that Bruns was arraigned on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault stemming from the March 5 crash that killed Abigail and Joshua. Bruns’ lawyer entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. Previously, NYPD sources told PEOPLE that Bruns claimed she experienced a seizure at the time of the crash. The sources allege that after running the red light, Bruns then continued down the street until crashing into some parked cars. Joshua’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with the boy in it, according to the sources.