2014 Tony Nominees React - Paul Chahidi - Rehearsing SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld.com, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 8th, (8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network. We're talking to this year's nominees ALL day from BWW's Tony Awards 'war room' - keep checking back for live updates!
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
I can't tell you how delighted and in shock I am right now. I switched my phone off at lunch and now it's blowing up. I was having tea with a director friend of mine and when I switched it on afterwards every icon on my phone came up at the same time. I thought, 'Well, I don't think it can be a bad news thing...' The first voicemail I had was from Sonia Friedman congratulating me and telling me that we'd been nominated for 8 Tonys. On a personal level I'm so honored and delighted. It's extraordinary. It's beyond my wildest dreams. I'm so pleased with the production. I feel like it's a great day for ensemble actors and a great day for men in dresses. I'm hoping I can come for the ceremony but I'll be rehearsing Shakespeare in Love. But Sonia is also working on that, so if she can't get me out then I don't know who can!