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Hugh Jackman Explains the ‘Thrilling’ Reason Why the 2022 Tony Nominations Are So Special

Even though Hugh Jackman is a theater vet with two Tony awards and five Broadway shows under his belt he never gets over the unbridled unparalleled joy of performing on Broadway. Especially now.I have done some films and I have done some plays but therenothing like doing a musical on Broadway says the beloved triple threat who currently stars as the well-meaning con artist Harold Hill in The Music Man on Broadway. Right now with everything we have been through its so thrilling to have audiences back coming together celebrating laughing crying and communing.

Jackman adds that working with the cast which includes Sutton Foster has been a dream. Somebody recently said we are five months in and I am already sad because that means at some point it will come to an end shared Jackman. But maybe I will Yul Brynner it and be there in 21 years.Last month Jackman along with dozens of other newly minted class of 2022 Tony nominees attended the Meet the Nominees press event at New Yorks Sofitel hotel. Just a few days earlier the Tonys had been announced.This season marks the 75th anniversary of the Tony Awards which celebrates excellence on Broadway. Ariana DeBose who won an Oscar this year for playing Maria in West Side Story and also has several Broadway credits including A Bronx Tale Summer The Donna Summer Musical and Hamilton, will be hosting the Tony Awards.

Any nomination this year feels bigger than any one of our shows or performances said Rob McClure who stars in the title role in the Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire. Because its about the resilience and the rebirth of an art form that was taken away from us for two years. It feels huge this year because its part of a renaissance.Many of the nominees are first timers who have been working for years. They were still experiencing joy and disbelief. Its so great that new people are being recognized said Michael Oberholtzer a first time nominee for his performance in Take Me Out. Its great for the theater. Theres a lot of talented people in this business.

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