2014 Tony Nominees React - Bryce Pinkham - 'Like an Episode of House of Cards
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Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
I'm actually in DC now visiting my girlfriend and I was initially resolved to thinking whatever happens happens, but when I woke up this morning I shot out of a bed and I said to myself 'what were you thinking? I want to remember this moment!' so I got up and left the house and I actually walked down to the nation's capital and I was standing in front of Capital Hill and it was like an episode of House of Cards, you know it's a dreary rainy day here, people are walking and jogging and I almost expected to see Kevin Spacey come around the corner! And my phone was just going beserk with all the well wishes. I think I might have scared the school groups waiting to take the tour of the capital - I was expecting the secret service to descend on the crazy guy who was talking and whopping to himself on the phone! I'll celebrate tonight by doing the show and sharing the moment with the cast - they all worked so hard to bring the show to its Broadway home. It's never been lost on me how lucky I am to be in this position with this musical and I'm so excited to share it with everyone
My girlfriend and I had brunch this morning to take it all in - sort of like the calm before the storm - and I had a chance to talk to my parents in California, wake them up with the good news. It's just one of those moments you are always dreaming about as a little kid, practicing in front of a mirror, singing along to the original Les Mis and now here I am nominated in the same season as the revival of that show - it's just been a thrilling morning.
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