AceShowbiz - Actress Amy Schumer has shared a lengthy note of thanks online to celebrate her first Tony Award nomination, after insisting she doesn't "have a shot at winning." On Tuesday, May 1, the "Trainwreck" star landed a nod in the Best Leading Actress in a Play category for her role in Steve Martin's stage show "Meteor Shower", pitting her against Glenda Jackson ("Three Tall Women"), Condola Rashad ("Saint Joan") and Lauren Ridloff ("Children of a Lesser God").
Amy took to Instagram to mark the big news, and used the opportunity to express her gratitude to everyone involved in the production, because she is convinced one of the more seasoned stage regulars will take home the prize at the June ceremony.
"Hey! I got nominated for a TONY for being in Steve Martin's play 'Meteor Shower'," she told fans, as she uploaded a series of photos from her time on Broadway. "i don't think i have a shot at winning so I'll thank everyone here. I'm really grateful and proud as hell."
Among those to get special shout outs were director Jerry Zaks and her co-stars Jeremy Shamos, Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti, whom she acknowledges as "flawless in this play" and her "absolute partner in crime."
She also heaped praise on funnyman Steve Martin for having "confidence" in Amy to pull off the gig. "Getting to spend time with you laughing and listening to you play the banjo was heaven," she added.
Amy went on to share her joy at the warm reception she received from the group of New York theatre professionals, who all helped to make her Broadway dreams come true.
"I've dreamt about being on broadway since I was a little idiot and man it delivered," she shared. "The broadway community made me feel welcome and i think it's because they know how much love and respect i have for their work. Seeing theater is one of the greatest joys in my life... Thank you. I love you alll (sic)!"
Hey! I got nominated for a TONY for being in Steve Martin’s play “Meteor Shower” i don’t think i have a shot at winning so I’ll thank everyone here. I’m really grateful and proud as hell. Thank you Jerry Zaks for directing and encouraging me. Steve for your confidence in me and for writing this play. Getting to spend time with you laughing and listening to you play the banjo was heaven. @jeremyshamos for being such a great partner. @keeganmic for tirelessly showing up each show and always being so kind. And @laurabenanti for being my absolute partner in crime and making me laugh every day and being my friend and flawless in this play. You are a real broadway star and taught me everything with grace and patience. And you’re a cunt! All my friends for showing up and supporting me. My girls from home. Comics and friends. My family. @mofischhh for going over lines with me. @kimcaramele and @caramelodies for always showing up for me. Chris and Tati for coming a million times and for loving me. The producers. The crew who were so giving with their work and their time and their baking skills. My girls @andrea_tiller @kimmykuppkakes and @robinfitz for keeping me looking right. Vickie and Kunchok and @clubsodakenny for keeping me safe and getting me Korean food. And the audiences who came. Even tho sometimes I would yell at them for eating m and ms too loud. I’ve dreamt about being on broadway since I was a little idiot and man it delivered. The broadway community made me feel welcome and i think it’s because they know how much love and respect i have for their work. Seeing theater is one of the greatest joys in my life. I’m proud to have studied under Bill Esper at the William Esper studio and of my theater company @collectivenyorg Who I am a founding member of. Thank you @mugsykane As always for your guidance. Thank you. I love you alll! #balmain