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 Actor in a Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It
"I’m not normally a morning person—I usually rise and shine around 10:30 or 11:00, so I’m up a little early! But this is a special day. I watched the [Tony] feed live on the Internet nervously, and probably stupidly, because you never know if it'll be bad news or not. But it worked out today, so I’m very happy about that. My wife watched with me, and I called my parents up in Massachusetts. They were so proud and excited and happy. I used to watch the award shows when I was a kid, so there were probably a few nights I went to bed thinking about what [being nominated] would be like, but I never really thought it would happen! [All of] the disappointment and successes along the way, it pays off if you’re persistent and work hard. I’m going to celebrate with a little bit of a nap, and then I’m looking forward to going into work and doing the show tonight. It’s going to be a blast. And then maybe I’ll have a cocktail with a few of my buddies. Tonight, I think I’ll have a Manhattan."
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