Nominee Reactions: Steve Kazee for ONCE 'Profoundly Humbling'
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.
Steve Kazee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for ONCE
"This who morning is an out of body experience at this point. Having lost my mom, this nomination it a bit bittersweet since she can't experience this with me, but I'm just trying to take it all in and think of her. It has been a crazy year for me and to have it culminated this way with 11 Tony nominations for the show makes me speechless. To see everyone get recognized who has worked so hard on creating this piece is just unbelievable and I'm so excited to get the theater tonight to give everyone a hug and say congratulations. It makes me so proud to be a part of something that I can call art that is also having success commercially. Being a part of building something so original and artistic and different than anything else on Broadway is profoundly humbling."
Broadway: Once, Monty Python's Spamalot as Sir Lancelot, Starbuck opposite Audra McDonald in the Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, Edward Albee's Seascape. Regional: The Subject Was Roses (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor alongside Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey). Off-Broadway: As You Like It (NYSF). TV/film: Working Class opposite Melissa Peterman, 100 Questions (NBC), CSI (CBS), NCIS (CBS), Numb3rs (CBS), Medium (NBC), Conviction (NBC). MFA in acting from NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting Program.
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