Nominee Reactions: John Tiffany for ONCE 'I thought 'My God, who has died'?'
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.
John Tiffany, Best Direction of a Musical for ONCE
"I can't believe it. It's such a humble and delicate show, so I'm just so thrilled that it's enjoying so much success. There is something about the rawness that seems to be touching people, I guess. I was actually out watching a lunchtime play here in Scotland and all of a sudden my phone started buzzing like crazy and I thought "Oh My God, who has died?" It's that terrible! So I took my phone out and saw the text messages saying that we had gotten all of these nominations so it's safe to say that I enjoyed the last 10 minutes of the play immensely."
International: The Missing; Peter Pan; The House of Bernarda Alba; Hunter; Be Near Me; Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us; The Bacchae; Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn; Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City;Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh). Education: University of Glasgow (Masters in Theatre and Classics). Associate director (National Theatre of Scotland), Radcliffe Fellow (Harvard University, academic year 2010-11).
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