Dinah Manoff won a Tony for this on Broadway
I always find it interesting in those rare cases when the actors who win great acclaim for their roles on Broadway reprise them in the film, and not a single award or nomination. It happened with the guy who played Angel in Rent, and Nathan Lane only got a Golden Globe nomination for The Producers and Matthew Broderick got nothing.
I haven't seen this movie, and 1982 was a competitive year in film performances. Sometimes I think Broadway is just less competitive, especially when it comes to musicals since there are so few and the quality of the music matters slightly more on Broadway than in film where other considerations like plot and editing make or break a remake.
Still, it's weird when someone wins a Tony for a dramatic performance and then does the film version a mere two years later with a well-respected director, and gets nary a nomination.