2014 Tony Nominees React - Robert L. Freedman - A Moment I'll Never Forget!
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Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - Best Book of a Musical
I was watching New York 1 with my family, my wife, my son, my mother in law, we were sitting on the couch and just watching the broadcast live and every time we got another nomination we were just screaming! We were so happy for everyone involved - we weren't counting the number of nominations but when it was over I said, 'Oh my God, that seemed like a lot of nominations!' So it was a moment I'll never forget. It means the world to me - just getting the show to Broadway has been a lifetime dream and to have audiences respond like they have and to be received by the Tonys is like a miracle. I am just overwhelmed and humbled and full of gratitude - i can't even put it into words how deeply meaningful and overwhelming it is - I never imagined it could be so well received.
It took almost 10 years to get to Broadway, which is not that rare but we had a roller coaster ride and a lot of bumps along the way, but a lot of people who believed in us and we had to believe in ourselves to keep going. I feel so grateful to all the people who helped us along the way and so grateful for all my family and friends, Jeff Mays and the entire cast - I'm so proud of them and all the designers and, not to sound greedy, but I wish every one could have been nominated. I've watched the Tonys since I was a little kid and in the back of my mind I always dreamed I'd be part of it all so it's just like a miracle
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