2019 Tony Awards: Nominees Adam Driver, Bryan Cranston, Laurie Metcalf and More React
Per Deadline, here are some of their reactions to be nominated:
Adam Driver, "Burn This," leading actor/play: “It’s hard to articulate the honor it is to be nominated. I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of this play, with this cast and director, and this production team. It’s a meaningful moment in my life that I’m very grateful for.” (It's the first Tony nom for the actor, who made his Broadway debut in 2010. In "Burn This," he plays a "dangerously sexy restaurant owner.")
Bryan Cranston, "Network," leading actor/play: “It’s hard to stay Mad as Hell when you’re nominated for a Tony! Thank you to the members of the American Theater Wing & the Broadway League for this recognition.” (This is the second nomination for the "Breaking Bad" star, who won a Tony for playing LBJ in 2014's "All the Way.")
Jeff Daniels, "To Kill A Mockingbird," leading actor/play: “It is an honor to play Atticus Finch on Broadway. And now this. Thank you, League and American Theatre Wing." (This is his third Tony nomination.)
Laurie Metcalf, "Hillary and Clinton," leading actress/play: "It’s such a wonderful honor to get nominated for playing this role. It’s an honor I share with our brilliant playwright, Lucas Hnath, all three of my incredible scene partners, and the great Joe Mantello." (This is the sixth nomination for the "Ladybird" star: She's won two Tonys.)
Ruth Wilson, "King Lear," featured actress/play: “I’m so humbled to be included amongst this wonderfully talented group of actresses – who I admire so much. To stand alongside the unparalleled Glenda Jackson – and this incredible cast – 8 times a week is the true honor." (She plays both Lear's daughter Cordelia and The Fool in this production. This is the "The Affair" star's second Tony nomination.)
The awards will be announced Sunday, June 9 on CBS live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, with James Corden hosting.