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.
Stockard Channing, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for OTHER DESERT CITIES "I feel great its such a good day! I got woken up with the news, but that was fine! It's not an easy thing to wake me up early! I work the night shift. This nomination really means a lot to me because I really love this play. It has been a very big part of my life for quite a while so to have it recognized like this is a thrill. There's no time to celebrate since I have a show to perform tonight, but I think that will be a celebration in itself."
Theatre credits include Other Desert Cities, Six Degrees of Separation (Tony and Drama Desk nomina- tions, Obie and Drama League awards), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Tony nom.), The House of Blue Leaves (Tony and DD noms.), The Little Foxes, Hapgood (DD nom.). New York: Roundabout Pal Joey (Tony and DD noms.), Joe Egg (Tony Award, DD nom.) and The Lion in Winter (Tony nom.); Woman in Mind (DD Award); The Rink; The Golden Age. London: Awake and Sing! (Almeida), Six Degrees of Separation (Royal Court and Comedy; Olivier Award nom.). Dublin: The Importance of Being Earnest (Gaity). Film includes Six Degrees of Separation (Oscar, Golden Globe noms.), The Business of Strangers (London Critics' Circle Award, AFI nom.), Where the Heart Is, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Smoke (SAG nom.), Grease (People's Choice Award), The Fortune (Golden Globe nom.). TV: one Golden Globe nom., 13 Emmy noms. and seven SAG noms., for "Out of Practice," "The Truth About Jane," "Baby Dance," "Unexpected Family," "Road to Avonlea," "Perfect Witness" and "Echoes in the Darkness"; two Emmy and SAG Award wins in 2002, for "The West Wing" and "The Matthew ShepardStory"; "Jack" (Daytime Emmy); "On Tidy Endings" (ACE Award).