2014 Tony Nominees React - Michael Mayer '5 Buzzes = Good News or Someone's Dead'
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Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Best Direction of a Musical
I'm feeling great! It's such a great way to wake up- there's is no better alarm than your phone endlessly buzzing with texts. I wasn't watching this morning because I never remember when they are [laughs]. To tell the truth, its always earlier than I imagine. I just had surgery, so was kinda out of it on my pain medication. I feel like I'm in a bit of a dream state. But, when you pass 5 buzzes on your phone you're pretty sure it's good news. Or someone is dead. It's either very good news or very bad news. Really though, I'm happy to get a nomination for myself but the fact that the design team and the actors got nominated makes me feel so good about the whole show. The work we did together... That's one of my jobs- to create a whole team, and that it's recognized makes me so happy. I've talked to everyone already this morning. It's really a nomination for all of us. I will be celebrating with a visit to the doctor. I don't think he'll let me jump up and down yet, but maybe I'll be doing a little jig by later today. If I can put weight on my leg today then that is celebration enough. There is also champagne in my future.
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