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Winner, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
''I knocked myself out while on stage once. I ran across the stage and hit a wall. The audience thought it was hilarious.''
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Nominee, Best Actress in a Play (Born Yesterday)
''My pants fell off one time. I was a dancer in The King and I in a community theater production and I had the final pose to do. I had on these diaper looking pants and they just dropped. I had little boxers on. I posed, picked them up, and posed again. Everyone laughed, they were with me, I mean, my pants fell, you might as well join in.''
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Past nominee, pictured with Hugh Jackman
''As I lifted [a costar], with my posterior aimed at the audience, I passed gas, in an explosive form.''
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Nominee, Best Actress in a Musical (The People in the Picture)
''I was 17. One of the falsies that was inside of my bathing suit costume that I was supposed to look voluptuous in (and I wasn't) started to slip up and up and up, and suddenly I looked down and I had three breasts.''
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Norbert Leo Butz
Winner, Best Actor in a Musical (Catch Me if You Can)
''It has to be Wicked. Flying in on a rope like Errol Flynn in tight white pants. I bent over, ripped my pants up the back.''
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Nominee, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
''I was playing Gypsy and the curtain closes and I'm practically nude because I just stripped off a skirt, and my foot gets stuck in the curtain, and all of a sudden I fall over and I've got two feet just sticking out of the closed curtain. It was pretty embarrassing. ''
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''My first Broadway show was a show called Zorba with Anthony Quinn and we had poles. I was a dancer. And one night Chita Rivera was in the audience, who was my idol, and we all were so nervous we dropped our poles while we were dancing.''
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Nominee, Best Actress in a Play (Brief Encounter)
''There was a scene when I had to swing on a chandelier and I got my heel caught in my dress and I almost fell on my face. And Sarah Jessica Parker was in the audience and I thought, this would just be my luck to fall in front of someone so beautifully composed and extraordinary.''
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Winner, Best Actress in a Musical (Anything Goes)
''I lost my underwear during Thoroughly Modern Millie. I hit my final pose and my underwear fell down. They were like little tap shorts.''
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Nominee, Best Actor in a Musical (The Book of Mormon)
''I was doing a production of Fiddler on the Roof in high school, and I didn't realize my zipper was open the entire first act.''
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Nominee, Best Actress in a Musical (Sister Act)
''[During the London run] I get up in the second act to sing 'Bless Our Show' and all of the lines completely went away. I said something like 'Bless our schmoo-jo.' I just started shaking. It was the most terrible moment in my life.''
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John Benjamin Hickey
Winner, Best Featured Actor in a Play (The Normal Heart)
''I was in Tom Sawyer in sixth grade. I was so nervous that I went to pee right before. You know that thing 'No matter how you shake and dance, the last drop's always in your pants?' I peed a little bit in my overalls.''