After the hard work of winning recognition for your talents comes the celebration.
But when it comes to the Tony Awards, which take place at Radio City Music Hall this Sunday, stage performers are a superstitious lot: It’s considered a jinx to think about — much less talk about — what you’d do if you won.
We asked five of this season’s bravest nominees to count their awards before they’re won by telling us where they’d go in New York City to celebrate a Tony win.
“Nobu! First, it is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. And second, David Rockwell designed the beautiful space! What a place to celebrate!”
Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can’t Take It With You," Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
“I will go to The Palm on 50th with [my wife] Orfeh, order the linguini with clam sauce and Champagne, then go to Dunkin’ Donuts for a Boston cream doughnut! Then run an extra mile on the treadmill the next day.”
Andy Karl, "On the Twentieth Century," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
"I'd go to Joe's Pizza on Carmine and order two slices of pepperoni, then on to The Library or the Double Down Saloon at the bottom of Avenue A.”
Ben Miles, "Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
"The Knickerbocker on University Place. Best steak in New York, a priceless collection of Al Hirschfeld theater caricatures and the kind of neighborhood ambiance that makes New York special.”
Terrence McNally, "The Visit," Best Book of a Musical
“If I won, I’d head to 7-Eleven, grab a Coke Slurpee, go home, run a bath, pull off all my [makeup] while watching ‘Catfish’ — I swear. That would be my happy place.”
Kristin Chenoweth, "On the Twentieth Century," Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical