2014 Tony Nominees React - Harvey Fierstein 'Kiss More Ass and Less Face'!
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Harvey Fierstein, Best Play for Casa Valentina
I feel really happy and really glad to see the play recognized. I think of it as the work of all of us- it's not by yourself, so it's a tribute to all the artists and Joe Mantello and the producers, designers... I'm so happy for Reid, and for Mare and for Rita for making them all look so natural in a state that is not natural. I have bronchitis, so I wasn't awake for the announcement. We just had our opening so I've been kissing everyone... maybe if I kissed more ass and less face I'd be better off.
I was awakened by calls from Jordan Roth and Rick Miramontez- they woke me up, though I had a whole bunch of calls by then. I'm gonna try to heal today. I feel bad about not being at the curtain tonight though. It's always exciting for the show after the nominations come out. I know, because this is my third year in a row! I'm just gonna get ready for the press event tomorrow and then I'll go to the matinee afterwards. They are more low key, so I'll get a chance to congratulate everyone. Joe of course, is working with Sting right now on The Last Ship. I just feel SO bad for him that he has to spend his whole day with Sting... I guess someone has to do it.