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The Tony Award Nominees Press Reception

Millennium Broadway Hotel. May 5, 2010. By Tali Yahalom

Congratulations on the nomination. Have you written an acceptance speech? “No. You know, my show closed so long ago, I know that I won’t win. And it’s almost a relief, because I can really enjoy this month without any expectation of a win.” —Bobby Steggert (Jemal Countess/WireImage for Tony Awards Productions)

Catherine Zeta-Jones (ST / Splash News)

Who do you want to see host the Tonys? “Obama.” —Geoffrey Nauffts (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Christopher Walken (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Does the nomination help on the Broadway softball league? “Nomination means nothing. Broadway softball league is all about your girls. And we have some great-looking girl dancers on our show, so we’re great with the softball league.” —Rob Ashford (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Sean Hayes (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

After the bomb scare in Times Square, have you been freaked out going to work? “Not really. Maybe because I was at my brother’s wedding in Scotland, in the Highlands, this weekend. I started getting these text messages from friends who thought I was in New York, and I went and looked, sort of drunk on the dance floor out in the Highlands, and saw this thing, and thought, Oh my gosh!” —Eddie Redmayne (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Denzel Washington (ST / Splash News)

Were you freaked out going to work this week after the bomb scare? “No. We’re New Yorkers: We know when it’s time to take things seriously and we don’t do that until the very last second.” —Sherie Rene Scott (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Kelsey Grammer (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Norbert Leo Butz, who is also in Enron, has won a Tony before. Did he haze you at all now that you’re in the club? “He sent me a text message and I immediately texted him back and said, ‘I share this with you.’ And he said, ‘Yeah? Can I have half of it if you win it?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely not.’” —Stephen Kunken (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Katie Finneran (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

How does campaigning for a Tony compare to campaigning for the Oscars? “I’m not campaigning for anything.” But there are almost 100 media outlets here. “I’m here to talk about what it’s like to be nominated, but I don’t know about campaigning.” —Jude Law (ST / Splash News)

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