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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Stephen McKinley Henderson — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Show:
Fences

Role:
Jim Bono, an affable sanitation worker who attempts to act as a moral compass when his self destructive best friend, Troy Maxson, begins to stray from the right path.

Bio Brief:
After making his Broadway debut in 2001's King Hedley II, Henderson has returned regularly to the Rialto in shows such as Drowning Crow and as Van Helsing in Dracula, The Musical. He has also enjoyed recurring roles on TV series such as New Amsterdam and Law & Order.

Tony History:
This is Henderson’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Those who can, teach: Professor Henderson is currently on sabbatical from the teaching staff at SUNY Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance in order to perform alongside Denzel Washington in Fences.

Quotable Quote:
“[Fences] is such a wonderful play about relationships. [August Wilson] wrote about the timeless things in [life]. I'm quite proud that he wrote about them from the African-American experience, but [the play] speaks to the human condition and human spirit.” —Henderson in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/26/10

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