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 Actress in a Musical, Bonnie & Clyde
“I was asleep in my bed and got a call from my agent saying, ‘Call me now!’ and my heart started to race. I knew the Tonys were this morning, but I was not expecting this at all. I started crying and my husband said, ‘What's going?’ And I said, ‘I might have been nominated for a Tony.’ I’m shocked and grateful and just can't believe it! My agents said their whole office just erupted when my name was called. I did not see it coming at all. I'm so honored. I can't believe i! I'm getting text after text and call after call. I've heard from all the Bonnie & Clyde people: Jeff [Calhoun] and Jeremy [Jordan] and a bunch of the cast members. Sutton Foster texted me this morning; it’s going to be the best day! It's overwhelming to even think about it. It’s the Oscar night of Broadway! I’ll get to buy a pretty dress and go with my husband; it’s going to be an amazing night! I have plans to bake with one of my friends. It was my dog’s birthday last weekend, and we're having a puppy party on Thursday, so we're going to make dog cupcakes. Maybe we'll make a few extra ones to celebrate.”