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I Can't Believe I'm a Tony Nominee!

Newly minted honorees including Sydney Lucas, Brian d'Arcy James, and Sting tell us how thrilling it is to be up for Broadway's biggest honor.

Lives changed on the morning of April 28, when a group of young Broadway stars suddenly became able to add the prefix "Tony Award nominee" to their names. A day later, when the Tony class of 2015 met the press at the Paramount Hotel, the news still hadn't settled in. Sydney Lucas, the year's youngest nominee for her performance in Fun Home, said she was confused. Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle of Something Rotten! went back and forth with the word "excited." Hand to God's Geneva Carr got a little misty. Even Sting, who's got 16 Grammys to his name, found himself dumbfounded (but not enough to keep him from doing 20 extra press-ups that morning.) One thing's for certain: Whether they believe it or not, these theater talents will never be the same.