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    13 Tony Nominees Thank The People Who Inspired Them To Do Theater

    Behind every successful person lies a parent or teacher who helped them along the way.

    BuzzFeed sat down with this year's Tony nominees and asked them who they would like to thank for helping them get into theater. Here are their responses:

    1. Danny Burstein, Cabaret

    2. Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie

    3. Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun

    4. Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    5. Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

    6. Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

    7. Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    8. Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

    9. Jessie Mueller, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

    10. Nick Cordero, Bullets over Broadway

    11. John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    12. Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    13. Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    TL; DR: The Tony nominees are adorable.

    Catch the Tony Awards on CBS Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT!