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!
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Hands on a Hardbody
“I’m pretty gobsmacked, I’ll tell you. I’m flabbergasted! I’m just so overjoyed that our show got noticed. When I found out, I walked downstairs and my wife was in the kitchen. I raised my hand up for her to give me a high five, and she didn’t know what I was talking about. So I said, ‘Honey, I got a Tony nomination,’ and she jumped into my arms. She’s so excited for me. I heard from Martha [Plimpton] and all my kids. It’s been a great day, I have to say. When I was nominated for The Will Rogers Follies in 1991, it was the kind of role that people predicted would get a Tony nomination. There are certain roles that generate that kind of response. But [JD Drew] wasn’t that kind of part—it’s not flashy. So I’m really stunned. I’m up here with my family in Connecticut and we’ve just been enjoying the day. I might have a finger of my favorite single malt scotch to celebrate and leave it at that.”
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