Nominee Reactions: Jeremy Shamos for CLYBOURNE PARK 'Fart Hug'
The 2012 Tony Awards Nominations were announced this morning by Tony winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Parsons. The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Jeremy Shamos Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Clybourne Park
"I'd like to say I was so cool this morning and that I slept through the nominations but that's definitely not true. I woke up at 7 with kids and made them turn off their cartoons so I could watch the broadcast, which they thought was boring. The we heard my name called and we started jumping around and had a group hug, which included a whoopi cushion my daughter snuck in the middle so it turned into a fart hug. it still all feels a bit surreal and I'm still processing I guess, so much so that when I dropped my kids off at school a teacher pointed out that my shirt was inside out. But this is all very exciting and I'm just happy that the show got the nominations that it did. Mine is just icing on the cake."
Broadway credits include Don't Dress for Dinner, Reckless and The Rivals. Off-Broadway credits include Clybourne Park (Drama League, Lucille Lortel Award nominations); Animals Out of Paper (Drama Desk Award nomination); Engaged (Obie Award); 100 Saints You Should Know, Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights Horizons); Gutenberg! The Musical! (Actors Playhouse/59E59); Observe the Sons of Ulster (Linclon Center Theater), Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century Center); Race, The Alchemist (Classic Stage Company); Stranger (Vineyard); Hamlet, Cymbeline and Paris Commune (Public Theater); Corpus Christi (MTC). 'Bottom' in New York Philharmonic's Midsummer's (Sir Neville Mariner). Regional: McCarter, Huntington, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, Court Theater in Chicago and Williamstown Theater Festival. Film work includes Taking Woodstock, Dedication, The Rebound, Trust the Man. On television he has been seen on Fringe, L&O: CI, Damages, Stella and Hack.
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