The ‘Tootsie’ actor breaks the happy news when delivering his speech for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical trophy at 73rd annual Tony Awards.
Broadway star Santino Fontana had two reasons to celebrate his win at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 09, as he shared his excitement at becoming a first-time father.
The 37-year-old took home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical prize for his performance in “Tootsie”, based on Dustin Hoffman‘s 1982 movie about a struggling actor who dons drag to land a top gig on a soap opera.
And, as he stepped onstage at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Fontana gave a sweet shout out to his actress wife Jessica Hershberg, revealing they are expecting a daughter.
After thanking his parents and sister, he turned to Jessica and said, “My wife, I love you. Just know this wouldn’t be possible, nor would it be worth it without you or our baby girl that will be coming, and I can’t wait for her to come.”
It’s not yet known when Hershberg is due.
The couple wed in 2015 after four years of dating.