Monday, June 18, 2007

It’s hard for me to even begin to describe what performing at the Tonys is like. I jumped in at the very end of our Medley for the “Totally Fucked” portion of the song and got to jump around a bit…with 5,000 people intently watching. When we planted our feet and screemed “Blah…” at the top of our lungs, the collective rush we all felt was enough to make all of the stress, the struggle, and the utter insanity of the Tonys seem like the greatest part of the job.

No matter what happens with my career I will never again experience what I experienced that night. Winning best musical and being involved with something this huge, and this revolutionary, just doesn’t happen every day.

The performance after the Tonys was thrilling as well. As Skylar put it, “It was like homecoming. We went away and won the World Series, and this was our first performance where the fans could welcome us home.” I had the fortune of being able to go on for Hanschen that night. When we walked out onto the stage the audience completely erupted. Our theatre has never heard that kind of applause. Lea got up on her chair and just stood there, patiently waiting for the screaming to die down so she could begin her song. Another magical moment was when John Gallagher Jr stood up to say his first line, the audience applauded for a good minute. Finally, we have an entrance applause for him! Well deserved, if you ask me.

So the reason it’s taken me so long to update my blog…not a lot of time. We just finished 16 performance straight and yesterday was our first day off. We’re all a bit tired so I have been getting more stage time than normal. Which is wonderful. I’ll be back in the habit of writing now that our schedule has returned to normalcy.

There are a lot of exciting things coming up this summer. For now we are all still reeling in the fact that we actually won the award for best musical. Things are already changing around our theatre…the show is becoming something so much greater than us now, it’s a bit overwhelming. One step at a time…it will be interesting to figure out what the next step of the process actually is for all of us.


At 7:22 PM, Blogger lindsayonstage said...

Oh wow! You guys deserved it!!!! I'm so happy!! Can't wait to hear more...
Life must be pretty nice for you at the moment to say the very least! It sounds ridiculous!!

At 8:25 PM, Blogger cbragg07 said...

I'm so glad you guys did so well at the Tony's! I'm a long time Spring Awakening fan. After loving the show for so long without seeing it, I finally get to come to New York and see the show twice! I'll be there two nights in a row! July 13th and 14th! I'll say hi at stagedoor! I also just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog! You're a real thinker!

At 12:08 AM, Blogger restlessheart said...

Words cannot express how happy I am for you all. At the risk of sounding pathetic, I taped your peformance at the Tonys & I think it's pretty safe to say I've watched it about a million times since that night. Ok, it's probably more like 100, but you get the point. You all are amazing & deserve all the succcess & praise you receive =)

At 4:23 AM, Blogger jennykett89 said...

I was at the Tony's and the performance after the Tony's and you're right - it was completely amazing!!! I mean I was experiencing both from the audience and it was just exhilarating. When you all came onstage at that Monday night performance it was so exciting. It was truly an amazing performance! You were fantastic!



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