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2012 Tony Reactions

Director Alex Timbers Anticipates a 'Teary-Eyed' Celebration with the Stars of Peter and the Starcatcher

Director Alex Timbers Anticipates a 'Teary-Eyed' Celebration with the Stars of Peter and the Starcatcher

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!

Alex Timbers
Nominated for Best Director of a Play, Peter and the Starcatcher


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The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Savors the 'Garden Growing in My Chest' on Tony Nom Day

The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Savors the 'Garden Growing in My Chest' on Tony Nom Day

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!

Linda Lavin
Nominated for Best Actress in a Play, The Lyons

“It feels like ...

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Newsies Scribe Harvey Fierstein Believes 'Life is Short and Hard' and Needs to be Celebrated

Newsies Scribe Harvey Fierstein Believes 'Life is Short and Hard' and Needs to be Celebrated

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!

Harvey Fierstein
Nominated for Best Book, Newsies

"Tomorrow morning is the gang bang [Tony ...

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Newsies Lyricist Jack Feldman Achieves a Lifelong Broadway Dream

Newsies Lyricist Jack Feldman Achieves a Lifelong Broadway Dream

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!

Jack Feldman
Nominated for Best Score, Newsies


“I turned on NY1 to watch the ...

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Rob Ashford on Dancing to the Tonys With His Re-Imagined Production of Evita

Rob Ashford on Dancing to the Tonys With His Re-Imagined Production of Evita

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!

Rob Ashford
Nominated for Best Choreography, Evita


“I found out from Joe Machota, who ...

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Newsies Director Jeff Calhoun Assumed He Would Never Be Nominated for a Tony

Newsies Director Jeff Calhoun Assumed He Would Never Be Nominated for a Tony

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!

Jeff Calhoun
Nominated for Best Director of a Musical, Newsies


“It's an amazing feeling ...

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Follies Nominee Jayne Houdyshell Looks Forward to Being a Tony Jetsetter

Follies Nominee Jayne Houdyshell Looks Forward to Being a Tony Jetsetter

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!

Jayne Houdyshell
Nominated for Best Featuresd Actress in a Musical, Follies


“I’m just thrilled ...

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Grant Olding Cracks Open the Champagne for His One Man, Two Guvnors Tony Nomination

Grant Olding Cracks Open the Champagne for His One Man, Two Guvnors Tony Nomination

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!

Grant Olding
Nominated for Best Score, One Man, Two Guvnors


“Well, I can’t believe ...

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End of the Rainbow Nominee Tracie Bennett Never Believed She'd Be on Broadway

End of the Rainbow Nominee Tracie Bennett Never Believed She'd Be on Broadway

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!

Tracie Bennett
Nominated for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Play, End ...

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The Columnist Star John Lithgow is Thrilled with His 'Miracle' Nomination

The Columnist Star John Lithgow is Thrilled with His 'Miracle' Nomination

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!

John Lithgow
Nominated for Best Actor in a Play, The Columnist

“I’m just thrilled ...

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Clybourne Park Nominee Pam MacKinnon Wants to Honor Bruce Norris & Pose with Mike Nichols at Tony Time

Clybourne Park Nominee Pam MacKinnon Wants to Honor Bruce Norris & Pose with Mike Nichols at Tony Time

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!

Pam MacKinnon
Nominated for Best Director of a Play, Clybourne Park


“I feel pretty ...

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On a Clear Day Star Jessie Mueller Basks in the 'Outpouring of Love' on Tony Nomination Day

On a Clear Day Star Jessie Mueller Basks in the 'Outpouring of Love' on Tony Nomination Day

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!

Jessie Mueller
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, On ...

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End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

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!

Michael Cumpsty
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, End ...

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Venus in Fur Scribe David Ives Gets Ready to Brush Off His 'Dusty Old Tux' as a Best Play Nominee

Venus in Fur Scribe David Ives Gets Ready to Brush Off His 'Dusty Old Tux' as a Best Play Nominee

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!

David Ives
Nominated for Best Play, Venus in Fur

“My wife and I were ...

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Tony-Nominated Composer Alan Menken Compares Newsies to an 'Adorable Problem Child'

Tony-Nominated Composer Alan Menken Compares Newsies to an 'Adorable Problem Child'

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!

Alan Menken
Nominated for Best Score, Newsies


"I’m feeling generally very good. I’m blessed ...

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Porgy and Bess Star Norm Lewis Had to Rewind Tony Announcement to Believe His Nom

Porgy and Bess Star Norm Lewis Had to Rewind Tony Announcement to Believe His Nom

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!

Norm Lewis
Nominated for Best Actor in a Musical, Porgy and Bess


“I couldn’t ...

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Evita's Michael Cerveris Marks His Fifth Tony Nomination in the Recording Studio

Evita's Michael Cerveris Marks His Fifth Tony Nomination in the Recording Studio

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!

Michael Cerveris
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Evita ...

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Newsies Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Was Too Nervous to Watch the Nominations

Newsies Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Was Too Nervous to Watch the Nominations

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!

Christopher Gattelli
Best Choreography, Newsies


"My God, I’m over the moon! To be honest ...

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Once Nominee John Tiffany Will Celebrate in Scotland Until Alan Cumming Makes Him Go to the Tonys

Once Nominee John Tiffany Will Celebrate in Scotland Until Alan Cumming Makes Him Go to the Tonys

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!

John Tiffany
Nominated for Best Director of a Musical, Once


“I can’t believe it ...

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Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda Finds Her Second Tony Nod in a Row 'Surreal'

Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda Finds Her Second Tony Nod in a Row 'Surreal'

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!

Nina Arianda
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Play, Venus in ...

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Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on How Tony Nomination Day is Like High School

Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on How Tony Nomination Day is Like High School

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!

Stockard Channing
Nominated for Best Actress in a Play, Other Desert Cities

“I’m very ...

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Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald Gushes Over Fellow Nominees Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell & Judith Light

Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald Gushes Over Fellow Nominees Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell & Judith Light

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!

Audra McDonald
Nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Porgy ...

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Nice Work Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall is Seeing Double on Tony Nomination Day

Nice Work Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall is Seeing Double on Tony Nomination Day

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!

Kathleen Marshall
Nominated for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, Nice Work ...

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Rick Elice’s Computer Is ‘Smoking’ After Tony Nod for Peter and the Starcatcher

Rick Elice’s Computer Is ‘Smoking’ After Tony Nod for Peter and the Starcatcher

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!

Rick Elice
Nominated for Best Play and Best Score, Peter and the Starcatcher


“I ...

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Once Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis on Going from Small Town Texas to the Tony Awards

Once Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis on Going from Small Town Texas to the Tony Awards

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!

Elizabeth A. Davis
Nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Once


"I'm just ...

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