2012 Drama League Awards: Cynthia Nixon Reveals EGOT Aspirations; Kelli O’Hara Confirms ‘King and I’ Revival Plans (EXCLUSIVE)
She has an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. So, when will Sex and the City beauty Cynthia Nixon win an Oscar to complete the coveted EGOT? As she told Celebuzz Friday at the 2012 Drama League Awards, the rare achievement almost happened.
“I did consider naming my Max Oscar, so that I would have one,” she quipped on the red carpet at the New York-based event.
What are her plans for the summer?
Cynthia was one of the many stars nominated this afternoon, for her critically acclaimed performance in the revival of ‘Wit,’ in which she played a woman stricken with cancer. To prepare for the role, Cynthia had to shave her hair off completely. Now that it’s slowly beginning to grow back, how does she plan to style it?
“I don’t know!” she said. “I’m not gonna keep it like this! [Laughs] But I don’t know.”
One thing she does know: Despite receiving another Tony nomination, Cynthia says she doesn’t have the itch to return to Broadway anytime soon.
“I have the itch to take the summer off. I’m just gonna go; I’ve got a house, I’ve got a vegetable garden. I’m gonna be with my kids and be in the sunshine and be at the beach,” adding that her kids will be very excited to have her.
Meanwhile, Celebuzz also spoke to some of the biggest stars on Broadway, including multiple Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, who is nominated again for her performance in ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It.’ Last month, reports circulated that she will later star in a highly anticipated revival of ‘The King & I,’ at Lincoln Center, where she appeared in ‘South Pacific’ and ‘The Light in the Piazza.’
Will it actually happen?
“I think it will,” the 36-year-old star confirmed. “I just don’t know when. I think we all would love to do it; I think it will be scheduling. The announcement was a little premature, just because I think they have to figure out a lot of things before it happens.”
Nice Work marks Kelli’s fourth — yes, fourth! — Tony nomination. (She was previously nominated for The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game and South Pacific.) What will it take for her to finally win one?
“I don’t know!” she said with a laugh. “I think you have to ask other people. Well, I guess when I’m a nominated group that doesn’t involve Patti LuPone or Audra McDonald doing Porgy and Bess. I get lucky to be nominated, that’s what I think.”
If that wasn’t enough Broadway news for one post, Celebuzz saved room to talk to Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated lead in the musical adaptation of Newsies. Given his busy schedule, does he have any time to plan his wedding to fellow Broadway star Ashley Spencer?
“We did most of the preparing already,” he said. “I think we just have to send out invitations, and hope other things happen. I’m excited. We have to plan our honeymoon now. I think we’re gonna go to Hawaii. We’ve never been there. There’s a reason that everybody wants to go to Hawaii.”
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