Tony award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles tragically lost her 4-year-old daughter Abigail in a traffic accident Tuesday morning (March 6). Miles, who is pregnant, was crossing the street in Brooklyn with her daughter, her friend Lauren Lew, and Lew’s one-year-old son, when a driver ran through a red light, killing both children. Miles was injured, and is said to be in stable condition, according to New York Daily News.
Born Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, Miles won a Tony award in 2015 for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in The King and I. Friends and members of the Broadway community including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt and Kristin Chenoweth have rallied with an overwhelming outpouring of love, many linking to a GoFundMe page for Miles’ family, which has already raised around $93,000.
Heartsick for Ruthie and her family. https://t.co/T7Ox6y4BeH
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 6, 2018
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) March 6, 2018
@RuthieAnnMiles sending love to you and your family there are no words. Except you are loved.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) March 6, 2018
This is heart shattering. Please help if you can and if you can’t please send love and hope and prayers their way. Ruthie, I am sending you all the love and light in my heart today sweet lady.
Ruthie Ann Miles Fund https://t.co/Spsy7MAsBP
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 6, 2018
— Sutton Foster (@sfosternyc) March 6, 2018
Sending my prayers to this beautiful family. Please help if you can.
Ruthie Ann Miles Fund https://t.co/r9gBWarAeC
— Mandy Gonzalez (@_mandygonzalez) March 6, 2018
The wonderful KING AND I star, Ruthie Ann Miles, is pregnant and was severely injured when she was hit by a car. Her four-year-old daughter was killed. It’s something difficult to even think about. You can help here:
— Seth Rudetsky (@SethRudetsky) March 6, 2018
Nothing else matters right now but sending light and so much strength to Ruthie Ann Miles and the other family affected in this nightmare!! Devastating! https://t.co/rju5sYRb4E
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) March 6, 2018
Yesterday Ruthie Ann Miles and her daughter, as well as three other victims, were struck by a car in Brooklyn. Her daughter was sadly killed, and Ruthie is in critical condition, and also 7 months pregnant. Please consider donating to their fund: https://t.co/0pCz75LH6o
— Corey Cott (@NapOnACott) March 6, 2018
This is devastating. Beyond imagining. My heart is with Ruthie and her family. Please consider a donation if you can. https://t.co/FNJQOrvPQn
— Judy Kuhn (@JudyKuhn1) March 6, 2018
— Ashley Park (@ashleyparklady) March 6, 2018
As a mommy, a member of the broadway community, a woman, & a fellow child of God…I find myself here in my kitchen crying about this. We’re praying for you and your family, #RuthieAnnMiles…we who know you, we who don’t…we’re ALL holding you close. https://t.co/wOBw52K5XM
— Heather Headley (@heatherheadley) March 6, 2018
Absolutely gutted. Just gutted. https://t.co/s4pYM2KFl8
— Betsy Wolfe (@BetsyWolfe) March 6, 2018
A family in our community needs help in this horrific time. Please help if you can. https://t.co/D0Y1D3wXv1
— Caissie Levy (@CaissieLevy) March 6, 2018
— Rory O’Malley (@RoryOMalley) March 6, 2018
— Alan Henry (@AlanHenry) March 6, 2018
God bless you Ruthie Ann Miles. All the love ever for you right now. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.
— Billy Joe Kiessling (@buhbuhbilly) March 6, 2018
Praying for @RuthieAnnMiles. Heartbroken.
— Adam Jacobs (@AdamJacobsNYC) March 6, 2018