Cast of CAROUSEL on Broadway React To Their Tony Award Nominations
BroadwayWorld has been checking in with Tony Award nominees all morning! We caught up with the nominated cast of Carousel on Broadway to get their first reactions at being up for Tony Awards this season.
Carousel is the most nominated revival of the season with 11 nominations.
Carousel is nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical - Joshua Henry, Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Jessie Mueller, Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Alexander Gemignani, Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Renee Fleming, Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Lindsay Mendez, Best Costume Design of a Musical - Ann Roth, Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Brian MacDevitt, Best Sound Design of a Musical - Scott Lehrer, Best Choreography of a Musical - Justin Peck, and Best Orchestrations - Jonathan Tunick.
See reactions below, and stay tuned for more! See reactions from all the shows here!
Jessie Mueller, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel:
I'm so thrilled for the show. I couldn't be surrounded by better people and better artists; my heart is so happy right now.
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
The gratitude I feel being celebrated by my theater community while watching the announcements with my wife and newborn son, Samson, is more than I can put into words. I'm extremely proud to be a part of this show and am lucky to work with such an amazing cast and crew.
Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
I am feeling shock and awe. Moving to a whole different world, one with such incredible talent I'm feeling such joy. I'm a fan of Broadway, I go to shows all the time, so this is very special. I found out from watching the stream, I wanted to root on my colleagues. The quality of the show is so high I was expecting many of them to be recognized, but I definitely wasn't expecting the same to happen to me! This is something for me that validates risk, and I wish more people would cross over like Kelli O'Hara this spring. We sort of traded places. This was such a leap of faith, it means so much to be recognized. Someone from the show texted all of us and said this calls for a clambake!
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
This role is so special to me. Every day I can't believe I get to play Carrie Pipperidge. I live with that every single day and getting to do this beautiful work every night is so special to me. Jack O'Brian has given me the freedom to make my way with it and to really carve her out in a new way, a 2018 way, has been really fun. The fact that it's something that people are enjoying makes me really proud and honroed to be among the company. I think my cast and I are all going to have a toast after the show since we've all been nominated. We're all really close and we'll definitely party. But then we have to go bed and get up early!
The cast for this first new production in over 20 years is led by Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, and Renée Fleming, in her first appearance in a Broadway musical, as Nettie Fowler. They are joined by Lindsay Mendez as Carrie Pipperidge, Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin, John Douglas Thompson as the Starkeeper, Amar Ramasar as Jigger, and Brittany Pollack as Louise.
The creative team of this new production of Carousel includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth(Costume Design), five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrations), and Andy Einhorn (Musical Supervision and Direction).
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