Norm Lewis for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS
"We are over the moon. The work has spoken for itself, even through the adversity, and I just couldn't be prouder of the cast and the show. I was going to try to play it cool this morning, but I was too excited so I was up early watching the broadcast. It is my first nomination! I couldn't believe my name was called - I rewound the broadcast on my DVR just to be sure. I think we'll have a little celebration at work tonight!"
Broadway: Porgy & Bess, Sondheim on Sondheim (Soloist), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Les Miserables (Javert, Drama League nomination), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show (Jake), Miss Saigon (John) and Tommy. London: Les Miserables (Javert), West End, London; Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, London's O2 Arena. Off-Broadway: Dessa Rose
(Nathan, Drama Desk nomination, Audelco Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine, Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous (Doc), A New Brain (Roger). Regional: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Dreamgirls (Curtis, with Jennifer Holliday
), First You Dream, Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), The Fantasticks (El Gallo). Concerts: Chess (Molokov, with Josh Groban
), Dreamgirls (Curtis), Actor's Fund; Golden Boy (Eddie), Encores! Film and television: Sex and the City 2, "Preaching to the Choir," "Confidences," "Mystery Woman," "Cosby," "Strong Medicine," "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Recordings include: his debut solo CD, Norm Lewis
: "This Is The Life."