On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees gathered at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan to meet the press. Of course, we wanted to know how they heard the news and if the feeling had sunk in yet, but we also wanted to go one level deeper.
In this 25-day countdown to the Tony Awards on June 11, Playbill shares our up-close interviews with this year’s top Broadway artists, from Ben Platt to Stephanie J. Block to Cynthia Nixon, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to Dave Malloy, and more.
To kick off the series, we asked the nominees about the first time they saw their name in an official Playbill. Who stole a whole stack from the theatre? Who mailed it to their mom to get it framed? Watch the video to find out and stay tuned to Playbill for daily videos.
Watch the Tony Awards on CBS June 11. For more information visit TonyAwards.com.
Flip through to see this year’s Tony nominees walk the press day carpet: