Nominee Reactions: Judith Light for OTHER DESERT CITIES 'Thinking of Ted Mann'
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.
Judith Light, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for Other Desert Cities
"I'm really excited, and I'm really honored and thrilled! I got a text first from our company manager from Lombardi, and my manager at got up at 4 this morning in California and called me right away. I spoke to both first! Today I'm going to a memorial service for TEd Mann- one of the founders of Circle in the Square who passed a way a little while ago. We were very close. I know he would be very happy right now. I'm happy I get to honor him today. I'm so thrilled that we got so many nominations- Jon Robin Baitz, and sets and lighting and Stockard! It's so extraordinary! It's the second year in a row for me and to be welcomed back is really special. It's all about the honor."
Broadway: Other Desert Cities (LCT), A Doll's House (Public Theater's Broadway production at Lincoln Center), Lombardi (Circle in the Square Theatre; Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Actress in a Play). Theater: Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit (NY and national tour, Helen Hayes and Elliot Norton awards), Colder Than Here (MCC Theater), Athol Fugard's Sorrows and Rejoicings (Second Stage Theatre, NY and Mark Taper Forum, L.A., Drama League nom.), AR Gurney's Children (Westport and Williamstown Theatres), Hedda Gabler (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC; Helen Hayes nom.), Guys and Dolls (USO European tour), Company (L.A. Reprise!), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Foundation, Ojai Playwrights Conference. TV: "One Life to Live" (two Best Actress Emmy awards), "Who's the Boss?," "Phenom," "The Stones," CBS' "The Simple Life," "Law & Order: SVU," "Ugly Betty" (Emmy nom.), "Nurse Jackie," "The Exes." Fifteen movies for tele- vision including "The Ryan White Story" and "A Husband, a Wife and a Lover" (co-execu- tive producer). Film: The Shoemaker, Ira & Abby and Save Me (actor and producer, premiered Sundance Film Festival 2007). BFA: Carnegie Mellon University. Board member and advocate of various HIV/AIDS and human rights organizations.