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 thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Cinderella
“I’m elated, and beyond honored and so thrilled. I cannot believe this is happening! I video blogged my reaction [for The Princess Diary]. It feels a little different because last year was such a complete surprise. I did watch the announcement this year; there was a little more expectation. But I still started crying. It’s so crazy. I started sobbing when I heard [Santino Fontana’s] name and Stark [Sands] and Vicki [Clark]. I was actually thinking last night I hope Santino gets a nomination so we can share awards season together. And now we’ll get to, and I could not be more happy and proud of him. I’m at [Grease castmate] Natalie Hill’s house because I knew come rain or shine, I’d need a friend in the morning, so we woke up early and watched it at her place with our puppies and cried. Last year, my dear friends Natalie and Audra took me to Bloomingdale's for frozen yogurt, and I'm pretty sure we’re going to do that again this afternoon.”
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