The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Other Desert Cities
"I'm thrilled and so honored. This is the second year in a row I've been nominated. In a way, I’m sort of speechless because I've been so graciously welcomed into the Broadway theater community after being away for a long time, it's really astonishing. There are not many people who would have thought of me for this role. and that's really an acknowledgment of [director] Joe Mantello. This play is so gorgeous and brilliant, and I'm so thrilled. I mean it when I say it’s an honor just to be nominated. My dad died two weeks ago, and this matters to me for him. I wish he were alive to see this. He was very special in that when I was a little girl, he and my mom supported me and he used to drive me to rehearsals and sleep in the car because he had to get up so early. I flew to Florida Sunday night for my father’s funeral, worked all day yesterday to clean out his apartment in one day, and I thought the nominations were announced at 9 so I just said, ‘Stay in bed and watch them then,’ and when I turned the TV on, they were over! Our company manager from Lombardi texted me. I’m looking forward to going back and doing the play having been nominated. That's special."
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