2014 Tony Nominees React - Reed Birney - 'Whispered to My Co-Star that I Was Nominated'
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Reed Birney, Casa Valentina - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Well I'm actually filming a movie on Wall Street right now and I've been at the set since 6:30 this morning. I kept checking my phone and text messages and I finally received one from Manhattan Theater Company and after that I got like 100 texts! But, because I'm on set, all I could really do was between takes, whisper to my co-star that I was nominated for a Tony. It was actually a great thing that I'm here because if I didn't get the nomination, it would have been a good distraction.
I think what this nomination really means to me is that after 40 years in acting I am really being acknowledged - you know most of my career has been Downtown, off Broadway so this is really a wonderful affirmation for me about perservering, I think that's the name of the game - to always persevere. So it's very humbling and thrilling - I can't quite get my head around it to tell you the truth. I love this play and my character and I feel so, so very lucky to be here.