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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Forrest McClendon — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Forrest McClendon

Show:
The Scottsboro Boys

Role:
Mr. Tambo, the bantering star of a minstrel show-within-the show, and four smaller roles, including New York lawyer Samuel Leibowitz.

Bio Brief:
McClendon made his Broadway debut in The Scottsboro Boys after a busy career in regional theater, including roles in Suzan Lori-Parks’ The America Play, The Threepenny Opera, Avenue X and James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire.

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

Fun Fact:
McClendon is an adjunct assistant professor in theater arts department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Quotable Quote:
“I think that there are times with an African American President that we can feel that we’re living in a post-racial time, and I heard far too many people say that they didn’t know that people were treated that way back then. So that, to me, says that it’s an important story to try to share, especially with young people.” —McClendon in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/10

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