Laura Osnes Cinderella
Holy Glass Slippers!!! My sweet friend Laura Osnes, none other than Cinderella herself, was nominated for her second Tony Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. This is huge news because; a) Laura is a true a showbiz sweetheart, b) she is oozing with talent and deserving of recognition.
I want to share with my readers the events leading up to receiving this exciting news. My day started with the usual cup of java while simultaneously blogging, emailing, taking a phone call from my parents, and of course playing with my little pooch Ringlett. Around 8:30 am my stomach began to growl and I realized no matter how many times I opened my refrigerator and cabinets that NOTHING looked like it would solve my hunger. The only and obvious solution was to grab my sweetie and head to Market Diner on 43st & 11Ave. New York City’s best diner and my home-away-from-home!
We found our usual booth (no menus necessary since we are regulars) and my sweetie predictably ordered a fresh muffin and I went with the very out of character but latest obsession of grits with a dab of butter.
While at breakfast one of my besties Natalie Hill (Laura Osnes and I share a bestie in Nat) sent a text inviting me over to her apt to extend a congratulatory hug to Laura. Since the java hadn’t fully kicked-in it did not occur to me that the Tony Award Nominees were recently announced.
Once I finally realized what was happening I inhaled my grits, guzzled my java and bolted out of the diner to congratulate my newly nominated friend…… But STOP!
I suddenly received a frantic text from Nat to hang-tight at the diner since Laura was in the midst of being bombarded with emails, texts, and calls from every form of media. They all wanted their chance to interview Laura and capture the Broadway starlet’s reaction to her 2nd nomination. While the Oscars may attract a larger national viewing audience, Broadway’s own Tony Awards is an enormous event in the Big Apple and among theater fans worldwide.
Following Nat’s advice I headed back to my usual booth and sat on pins and needles. This was only the beginning of the media madness that Laura, and all Tony Award nominees will have to endure over the next few weeks leading up the the 2013 Tony Awards broadcast.
As you can see by our diner inspired Tony Nomination Brunch picture, we shared hugs and crazy giddy excitement. My besties enjoyed a scrumptious omelet and I sipped away at another cup of java as we wholeheartedly shared in Laura’s astonishing news.
Laura, I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see you on June 9th 2013
Can’t get enough of Laura……
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