UB faculty member nominated for Tony Award

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Actor, director and UB faculty member Stephen McKinley Henderson has been nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fences.”

The production, which will run through July 11 at the Court Theatre in New York, received 10 Tony nominations, including a pair for lead players Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The winners will be announced at the Tony Awards ceremony on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall.

Henderson’s performance as Jim Bono in “Fences” also has earned him the Actor’s Equity Foundation’s 2010 Richard Seff Award for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway production.

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