"I'm heartbroken that she wasn't nominated. She is so fantastic in the show. And in all my years I have never seen anyone work harder," he said. "She comes in at 5:45 every day for an 8:00 show, to work on things, run through numbers."
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Danny Burstein got one of the two nods "Cabaret" received and though it was his fifth nomination, he said he was sad that co-star Williams missed out in her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles.