Judith Light, Bobby Lopez & Kathleen Marshall React to Tony Noms!
Past Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City. BroadwayWorld.com will be talking to all of the nominees to hear their exciting stories of how they heard, who they told and more!
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).
It's lovely, it's a wonderful gift and the double nomination, plus everything for the show - it's like Christmas morning with a bike and dollhouse under the tree! You are my first phone call, I got lots of emails from folks, but we were feeding breakfast to our twins with NY1 on in the background. I couldn't be happier!"
Kathleen Marshall, nominee for Best Direction and Best Choreography for Anything Goes
I am feeling beyond fabulous, just so excited and thrilled and still in shock! I was up and down all night and finally fell back asleep at 6.30am, of course only to have a nomination dream. I didn't hear anything when I woke back up this morning so I figured nothing had happened but then I turned on the computer to find out the good news! I am so honored to be recognized with these women in this category. I've had the opportunity to see The House of Blue Leaves and The Normal Heart and both Edie and Ellen are extraodinary. I'm so bless to do the work that I do and then be honored on top of it is just a dream. I can't believe I get to work with these men every night. We just have the best time. It's a thrill to see how the play impacts the audience, and particularly those who have never been to the theater before and that this is what Broadway was.
Judith Light, nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Lombardi
"I'm feeling great - with 14 nominations ... it was more than I was ever expecting a show of mine to earn. The whole response to this musical has been difficult to me to process. I'm a critical guy, who has just been trying to make the musical better so this is a wonderful recognition. It's still amazing, it's so humbling. With Avenue Q, it really did change my life in a way that I don't think will ever happen again. You can never duplicate your first time, because I've got a career now, and this means I can continue my career. The first time I went from a nobody to being a Tony nominee. I was up early with my daughters and I let Katie go to school a little bit late and we watched it together on NY1 with a chocolate milk tea party!"
Bobby Lopez, nominee for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
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