Lea Michele, Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, Ricky Martin and More Tweet About Election Night and Obama Victory

By Playbill Staff
November 7, 2012

Americans headed to the polls Nov. 6 to elect President Barack Obama for a second term to office. Members of the theatre community have taken to Twitter to share their enthusiasm.



Here's a look at how people are feeling after the election results were announced. In addition, America is celebrating victories for Marriage Equality in several states. The theatre community has been a big supporter of Marriage Equality across the nation. 

Martha Plimpton
This is a big deal. A very big deal. For ALL Americans.

Jane Fonda
A great moment! All those wonderful new women we'll have and all those heinous men defeated. Horay for USA!!!

morgan james
BAM. #Obama2012

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I'm elated!
We are either hearing fireworks or massive bubble wrap being popped outside! So exciting!!!! #Obama

Max von Essen
Unbelievably thankful for this right! #proud To gay & questioning youth, your parents may not understand you, your church may reject you, but your president LOVES you & BELIEVES in you!

Adrienne Warren
Look at all of the beautiful shades of people celebrating at the Obama Headquarters!! #diversity #celebrateAmerica
Ahhhhhhhh Yes Yes Yes!!!! OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chad Kimball
Congratulations Mr. Pres.!! :-) Hoping this time around you help give small business's a Fighting chance... And bring Michelle and the girls up to see a Broadway show more often;) xo

Rosie O'Donnell
YES WE CAN - YES WE DID - ON WE GROW !!!!! #OBAMAUSA

Constantine Maroulis
Obamanated YES! #Forward ---> Hillary is next. :::]:)

Andrew Rannells
"Four more years for ObamaYES!!! Holy mother, yes!!!! So frickin' excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Audra McDonald
Photo by Michael Wilson
Audra McDonald
Loving the screams and whoops and hollering we are hearing in our neighborhood right now!
OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Maine!!!!!!! Marriage Equality for ALL!!!!!!!
So much marriage equality tonite!!!!!!!!!! Maryland, Maine, Minnesota!!!!!!!!
....and Washington Too!!!! YAY. Errbody get married!!!!!!!

Stephanie J. Block
"THE WRITING OOOOOBAAAAAAMAAAAAAAAAAA"
Bert and Ernie can love openly. Big Bird can choose if he/she wants to lay eggs. And Elmo can stay on Sesame Street's health care.

Benj Pasek
Between Obama and @AChristmasStory going into previews tonight, my joy level is off the charts today. I might float away like the man in UP.

Sheryl Crow
Am so happy Americans showed up and made their voices heard. Congratulations America! Gobama!

Celia Keenan-Bolger
You guys we did it. #obama2012

Cher
WE WON TOGETHER LOVELIES !! WE WON WE WON ! Xxxxme !!!!! God I'm so happy
OMG ! IM SO HAPPY ! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NITES OF MY LIFE !!!! TEARS R STREAMING DOWN MY FACE ! WOMEN WE HAVE A CHAMPION !!!
OMG OMG HE DID IT ! HE DID IT ! IM CRYING !!!! THANK GOD HE DID IT !!!!!!

Ari Graynor
Now it's all gonna happen. #Obama2012 Time to dance.

Justin Vivian Bond
Obama wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hallelujah!!! Obama won AND my heat just came on for the first time since before Sandy!

Ricky Martin
What an amazing night! Love conquers hate! Such an honor @BarackObama Good night every1! A dormir en calma.Paz a tod@s

Andrew Keenan-Bolger
You guys, we did it!!!

Matt Doyle
SO happy. SO relieved. 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!

Laura Benanti
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Laura Benanti
OBAMA!!!!!!!
BABY UNICORN!! #OBAMA

steve pasquale
My president. #Obama
4. More. Years. #obama

Telly Leung
Forward. Thrilled. Proud to be an American tonight.

SethRudetsky
OBAMA WINS! Kindness prevails

Steve Kazee
That's my president! @BarackObama
Goodnight world, my heart is hopeful for the future. @BarackObama

bridget everett
can finally take my bubble bath. yes!
WERK!!!!!!!!! 4 MORE!
double uterus. double happy.

Cheyenne Jackson
So Happy and Hopeful for our future.

Gavin Creel
today is the day. Obama is the way. #voteObama2012

Lea Michele
Amazing election party tonight at @MrRPMurphy's house! And so glad we got to celebrate the re-election of OBAMA!!! #GObama

Rory O'Malley
Where's Oprah and the stranger she likes to cry on?

Sandra Bernhard
i only ask for a certain amount of miracles a year. i can check this one off! @BarackObama

Alec Mapa
If Obama wins Florida I'm sending everyone who waited in line 9 hours an edible arrangement.

Julia Murney
Feel weepy, grateful, tired, amazed, emboldened & will fall asleep w/our country on my mind-hoping for peace & understanding between us all
Now I cry. I love all of you. As my President said, "We remain more than a collection of red states and blue states." Amen, and Good night.

Actors Equity
AEA applauds Minnesota voters on defeating a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage.
AEA applauds Maine and Maryland on being the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.