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First-Ever Hollywood Reporter Tony-Nominee Roundtables (VIDEO)

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 2, 2014 at 11:29AM

The Hollywood Reporter has been sitting down with actors and actresses for Oscar and Emmy roundtable discussions for several years, but this year they're expanding eastward with their first ever Tonys roundtables.
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Tonys actress roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter has been sitting down with actors and actresses for Oscar and Emmy roundtable discussions for several years, but this year they're expanding eastward with their first ever Tonys roundtables.

The inaugural participants include best actress in a musical nominees Sutton Foster (Violet), Idina Menzel (If/Then), Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Story) and Kelli O'Hara (The Bridges of Madison County) as well as best actress in a play nominees Tyne Daly (Mothers and Sons) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (A Raisin in the Sun).

As for the men, THR spoke to best actor in a musical nominees Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andy Karl (Rocky) and Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), best featured actor in a musical nominee James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) and best actor in a play nominees Chris O'Dowd (Of Mice and Men) and Tony Shalhoub (Act One).

Scott Feinberg--THR's awards analyst--sat down with the Broadway stars to talk about their earliest performance memories, working in theater vs. film or television, the rituals that get them ready to go onstage and, of course, what they do on their days off.  You can watch the interviews--along with some behind-the-scenes photoshoot footage, below.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.