Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special: Joe Mantello!
The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat was on hand, of course, to speak with all of the proud nominees. In anticipation of Tony night on June 12, 2011, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you new clips of the stars in conversation each week so be sure to check back!
Below, we bring you Joe Mantello, Best Actor in a Play nominee for The Normal Heart. Both a director and performer, Mantello is perhaps best known for his acclaimed direction of Wicked, Assassins, 9 to 5, November, Three Days of Rain, and Glengarry Glen Ross among many others, and his performance as the original Louis Ironson in Angels in America.
For a complete list of the nominees, CLICK HERE!
To read the nominees first reactions to their good news, CLICK HERE!
The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay).
THE 65th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS take place at the Beacon Theatre. The awards will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala which will take place at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.