By MIKE LARKIN
There's something different: Cynthia Nixon attended the Drama Desk Panel Discussion in New York tonight
She made the sacrifice in the hair follicle department by shaving her head to play a cancer victim on Broadway.
But the first shoots of recovery since Cynthia Nixon's run in Wit were obvious when she attended a question and answer session in New York tonight.
The Sex and the City actress had been playing a terminally ill college professor since January, and just finished its run almost a fortnight ago.
That's what it is: And there were obvious signs that her hair was growing back following her Broadway stint
And she seems to have already tired of the bald look if pictures of her at the 2012 Drama Desk Panel Discussion, which was held at the trendy Sardi's Restaurant just off Times Square.
There was noticeable stubble on the head of the 45-year-old lesbian actress as she posed at the event, which was also attended by theatre luminaries such as This is Spinal Tap star Michael McKean.
The discussion focused on such topics as the challenges of playing iconic roles, the differences between creating a new role and playing an established part.
Cynthia dressed down for the occasion, wearing a comfortable brown dress, while adding a touch of glamour to the look with a gold necklace.
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Quite how the actress will feel about the show's run ending though is unclear, especially as it has been tipped to pick up some prestigious Tony Awards.
She also won rave reviews for her performance in the play, which had previously starred luvvie favourite Emma Thompson in the main role of Vivian Bearing.
The New York Times' reviewer Ben Brantley admitted he was at first sceptical she was right for the role, but was ultimately won over.
He said: 'Ms. Nixon’s performance cut closer and closer to the bone. And the emotional transparency I associate with this actress becomes more and more pronounced, revealing the unquantifiable terror as well as the skull beneath the skin.'
Tapping into America: Michael McKean looked excited to be standing next to Cynthia
Words of wisdom: There was something for everyone thanks to the eclectic panel
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