Reaction from some Tony Award nominees

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm •  Published: April 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction from some Tony Award nominees:

"Before this began, I thought I knew what it would be like. But you can't imagine what it is. There's the muscle and the brain, but also the spirit and the heart. And it's fun, if fun also incorporates a huge amount of fear." — Tom Hanks, best actor in a play nominee for "Lucky Guy."


"It's an amazing collaborative experience. That was enough for me. Then to be recognized by a Broadway community I'm so proud to be part of is mind-blowing." — Patina Miller, best actress in a musical nominee for "Pippin."


"What a wonderful honor it is to be nominated. A special thanks to my incredible ensemble and amazing director. You make me grateful to be a part of this Broadway company and community." — Judith Light, best featured actress in a play nominee for "The Assembled Parties."


"It's great to show I'm not just this one thing. Just as actors like to show off their versatility, writers like to do it, too." — Playwright Douglas Carter Beane, who had two shows on Broadway this season, the big musical "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" and the intimate play "The Nance." Both earned nominations.


I'm so proud of everyone involved and grateful that audiences have responded so positively to the play." — Nathan Lane, best actor nominee for "The Nance."


"I'm going to have a coffee with my agent today. That's about as crazy as I'm going to get. We're a low-key bunch of people. We all just get on with it." — Tim Minchin, who wrote the songs and lyrics to "Matilda: The Musical."

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