Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical has scored 12 Tony nominations, including Best Musical. 

Mashable sat down with Gavin Lee, who plays the infamous Squidward, to discuss the show’s transformation from cartoon to Broadway, his stunning tap number, and his multiple award nominations. Gavin Lee also won the 2018 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Squidward.