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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

James Earl Jones — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

James Earl Jones

Show:
The Best Man

Role:
Former President Arthur Hockstader, an old-fashioned political veteran whose endorsement could make or break the presidential election.

Bio Brief:
A stage and screen heavy hitter, James Earl Jones made his Broadway debut in Sunrise at Campobello. Best known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy, Jones’ Broadway credits include The Great White Hope, Fences, On Golden Pond and Driving Miss Daisy.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Tony History:
1969: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, The Great White Hope
1987: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Fences
2005: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, On Golden Pond

Fun Fact:
After studying pre-med at the University of Michigan, Jones enrolled in the Army and earned the rank of first lieutenant.

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