Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to ‘Disappointing’ 2011 Tony Nomination Snub

/ May 3, 2011

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Although How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying earned seven Tony Award nominations this year, the show’s star Daniel Radcliffe got snubbed.

The Harry Potter star, who plays J. Pierrepont Finch in the current Broadway revival, spent months in vocal and dance training preparing for the role but much to the disappointment of his fans, didn’t score a nod.

“Obviously, it would be incredible to be nominated, but I care much more about John Larroquette getting a nod for Best Actor [in a Featured Role in a Musical.] I’d love him to win because he’s so brilliant in our show,” Radcliffe told Celebuzz.

“It is disappointing if you’re not nominated, but it is such a strong year for musicals on Broadway and there are others who are very worthy of getting the nods,” he added.

The snub is quite a disappointment, considering Matthew Broderick won a Tony Award for the same role back in the 1995.

The Book of Mormon led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods. The musical The Scottsboro Boys received 12 nominations while the revival of Anything Goes had nine. This year’s ceremony will take place June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York.