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 Play, Venus in Fur
“My wife and I were sitting in front of the television—I, with a bowl of oatmeal in my hand. My wife, who is much smarter than me, told me 8:30 was the time, and she turned on the television. It was a hair-raising slate of plays for anybody in contention—so many wonderful, unusual plays—so I’m flattered to be among the few that made the final list. [A Tony nomination] is a delightful surprise. I never calculate anything when I sit down to write a play except what the next word is. I had no idea where this would go; it just seemed like a good idea for a play. [Tony night] means getting my dusty old tux out of the closet and a lot of flashing lights in my face and people shouting, ‘David, over here,’ as if I were a Weimaraner. And free drinks, although it might be a cash bar; this is New York.”