The young Lois Smith made an impression on me when I saw her in an episode of the 1960s TV series "The Defenders," which was NY-based and featured a lot of NY stage actors in guest roles. I can't remember anything about the episode I saw, only that I thought she was a very fine actress; and I made a mental note of her name and have followed her career ever since. I lived in NYC from 1976 to 1988 and went to the theater often, but I don't recall ever seeing her on stage there. It's gratifying to see that she is nominated for a Tony. I wish her well.