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, Death of a Salesman
"I’m just awake and en route to yoga. Going to yoga class and then go to the theater. God bless those people who can get up early and watch. It’s so funny that they have theater awards announced at 8:30 in the morning, it seems sort of insane to me. Don’t they know what we do? My hours are all backwards these days. You know what’s really great? The last time I was nominated [for Life x 3], I was nominated all by my little lonesome, and it was terrible! It was awful! It made it not celebratory; it made it lonely. I’m deeply proud of this show, so I’m delighted that Mike [Nichols] and Phil [Seymour Hoffman] and Andrew [Garfield] and Brian [MacDevitt] and Scott Lehrer have been [nominated] and the biggest one honestly is for Best Revival because the production as a whole I’m so proud of. It’s nice that there’s a bit of a group feeling of celebration for the show. We feel so proud and privileged because the audiences tell us every single night that we’re making Arthur Miller’s play come to life—this is icing on the cake. You know what I actually loved the last time so I am looking forward to this time? You get to know a bunch of the other people. You end up going to these events and running into these people again and again, and it makes a funny little month-long social club. That part of it honestly [is my favorite], the little social club of just seeing other wonderful actors and people in the business you don’t necessarily get to see."