Redmayne, Davis, Hodge, Glover & More React to Tony Noms!
The Tony Awards Nominations were announced this morning on Tuesday, May 4th. The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 13, 2010.
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"I am so happy to be back ‘home' again on stage, in this play, with these actors and to be recognized is icing on the cake! I am very, very grateful!"
Viola Davis, nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in FENCES.
"I set the alarm for 8:15 to watch and sat there watching them on my computer and watched and they kept calling La Cage aux Folles over and over and then they got to best supporting actor! My first phone call was from my manager because I was getting so many texts because both of my best friends were calling me and I was trying to get through my Mom and it didn't work, but then I got through. "
Robin de Jesus, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for La Cage aux Folles
"I didn't expect this! I have been seeing Broadway shows since I was 12 so to have one up running now and to nominated...i'm speechless. I'm happy to tell you that my first call was to my mother. Well, actually the very first was with Ariel Tepper who called to tell me about the nominations because I was too nervous to watch. As for what I'm doing to celebrate? The humble mundanity of it all is that I'll actually be in a van location scouting for an HBO pilot. I'd love to
say that I'm going to put on a tux and go to the Rainbow Room, but what can I say? I'm a working writer. And, I'm so happy for Alfred and Eddie. They are the only two actors who I have ever heard read the lines from day one in London. They are it."
John Logan, nominee for Best Author of a Play RED
"I actually am living in a flat in the East Village and I had a slightly too late night last night and I rolled out of bed this morning and it was extraordinary. I can't can't believe that things happen at such an hour! My first phone call was an incoming phone call from Michael Grandage from the Donmar in London and who was incredibly happy and thrilled who also reminded me to not let it affect my performance!"
Eddie Redmayne, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play in RED
"I was asleep when I got the news from my publicist! I did the Sinatra concert at Carnegie Hall last night so I was so tired. But talk about waking up to amazing news! Tonight, I am going to go to work and sure I congratulate every member of my cast, especially Chad for his nomination. It is collective work on that stage and we work so hard to make sure every night is as good as it can be."
Montego Glover, nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for MEMPHIS "I was letting my partner listen to it online and I was staying out of the room and pouring my coffee and half listening and half nervous to listen and the minute that I heard that we were a best musical nomination it was wonderful. Many years of hard work, just kind of felt like it was recognized so it was pretty overwhelming. My first phone call was to my mother waking her up in Tennessee!"
Levi Kreis, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
I heard the news because I was watching first the CBS telecast and when that died right before my category, I then went to TonyAwards.com to watch the rest. The first phone call became like a giant cluster____ because people were calling me so I couldn't get a signal, but my first call was to my parents -- who couldn't have been happier!
Stephen Kunken, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for Enron
"11 nominations wow! -- it's wonderful for the whole show really - not just for me. I got the news from a series of bleeps and burps next to the bed started to come through - from my agent, the driver, people working on the show in the wig department and things like that and the producers. The first thing that I did was I texted Kelsey Grammar since we have a very English 'text affair' with each other and I'm thrilled. "
Douglas Hodge, nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Musical - La Cage aux Folles
"I was in bed when I heard the news; my original plan was to continue on the normal track of a normal day and just sleep through it and whatever happens happens. But then my Producer and friend Anthony Barrile called me at 8am and said "Bitch, wake up and turn on your computer, I need to hear the nominations." So there went my plans and I listened to it all happen with him on the phone. After I heard the news I called my director, because I was just jumping up and down- I was just jumping louder and higher when I heard that she was nominated. She was so integral to the play and such a fearless leader. As for celebrating, well, one of the best things about this season has been the people who contact you and reach out via facebook or calls and I hear from all the people I haven't heard from in such a long time and everyone is so enthusiastic and gracious and loving. That has been one of the best parts of this whole experience."
Geoffrey Nauffts, Author of Next Fall, nominee for Best Play
"I’m thrilled to bits and so delighted for Jan, Cathy, John Lee and the entire ‘Royal Family.’ At the same time, I’m deeply saddened by the death of Lynn Redgrave. We’ve been friends since working together in the Royal National Theatre’s inaugural production of HAMLET in 1963. My heart goes out to her family."
Rosemary Harris, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for The Royal Family
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