The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat was on hand, of course, to speak with all of the proud nominees. In anticipation of Tony night on June 12, 2011, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you new clips of the stars in conversation each week so be sure to check back!
Below, we bring you Ellen Barkin, Best Featured Actress in a Play nominee for The Normal Heart. Making her Broadway debut in The Normal Heart, Barkin is stranger to the stage having appeared in such Off-Broadway works as Extremities and Eden Court. On screen, she is best known for her roles in The Big Easy and Sea of Love. She also voices the start of each Theme Time Radio Hour with host Bob Dylan on XM's "Deep Tracks."
For a complete list of the nominees, CLICK HERE!
To read the nominees first reactions to their good news, CLICK HERE!
The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay).
THE 65th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS take place at the Beacon Theatre. The awards will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala which will take place at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.