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, Evita
"I feel delighted and also exhausted because it’s been a crazy few weeks. I am also excited because I am getting this news while I’m in the studio recording the Evita cast recording, so it’s really the best way to celebrate news like this—to go to work with the people who are part of the whole thing. It’s nice that I get to share it with them. I was en route to the studio and I got a phone call from my agent. I called my dad and shared it with my family first of all. Then, I had really lovely messages from Ricky [Martin] and Elena [Roger], almost as soon as it was announced. It’s funny: [Getting a Tony nomination] does feel fresh and new every time it happens. I am particularly pleased and proud [of this nomination] because it feels like a little bit of an acknowledgement of the new things that we’ve discovered in the role of Peron."