Will Chase, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (playing "John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget"), The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Surreal morning... Not gonna pretend I didn't know the nominations were today, or that I had to be woken by a text from my agent or Mom!!! (I love you, agent and Mom, by the way). Just sat here and watched NY1 with my lady and my puppy, holding a hand and a paw. It was surreal! And to see Stephanie Block get the nod as well... so, so happy! Just really looking forward to luncheons and playdates with Terry [Terrence] Mann.
Stephanie J. Block, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (playing "Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting"), The Mystery of Edwin Drood: I was sitting in traffic with Sebastian. My phone was "blowing up" with love and congratulations. We, literally, had to stop at a rest stop on the NJ Turnpike to buy a phone charger... I am a lucky and grateful lady!! Still weeping...
Danny Burstein, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (playing "Tokio"), Golden Boy: I just got up, literally at 8:25, and I looked at the clock, and I thought, "What the hell? Let me go watch." But I never expected to see my name up there. In all honesty, I was shocked. I thought they said the wrong name! [Laughs.] And then I had to look at the board, in fact, to make sure he said my name, and it was my picture on the wall, because I didn't expect them to remember Golden Boy as much as they did. But, when they were going through all the nominations, Golden Boy was getting a lot of love, and it was a lovely thing. I'm really shocked, but I'm not taking it for granted at all. It's my fourth one, and I'm absolutely thrilled. And, completely over-the-moon happy... I'm very, very proud of Golden Boy and that show. And, the entire cast was just spectacular, but from Day One it was like that. I'm honored that Tony [Shalhoub] and I can represent them in the acting department. Of course, my heart wanted for both Seth Numrich and Yvonne Strahovski to get one as well, but I'm just thrilled that this has happened and our show is recognized. I just never, never expected to be making these kinds of phone calls, or talking to people, or getting all these emails and texts and calls. It's wonderful; it really is.
|photo by Joan Marcus|
Patina Miller, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (playing "The Leading Player"), Pippin: My boyfriend—actually, I keep saying my boyfriend, I have to get used to saying my fiancé. He came in, and he woke me up and told me the news. [Laughs.] And then my manager called me at the same time. It's been a very eventful morning so far! I was just excited. I mean, to be recognized by the Broadway community for something that you love to do, and to be in a show like I am in, it's just kind of crazy, and I've just been so happy to be recognized by the Tony Awards in a category of so many amazing women—it's a lot. It's mind-blowing, and I just feel so humbled and so excited.
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