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Acceptance Speech: James Earl Jones (2017)

James Earl Jones accepts the Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Award during the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony.

Sunday evening, the incredibly brilliant multi-talented Mr. James Earl Jones, received the Special Tony Award for his lifetime achievements on the Broadway Stage. Unfortunately, the Tony Awards decided to air only a taped portion of Mr. Jones speech rather than allowing him to speak live, although he was in attendance.

Mr. Jones is a 2 time Tony Award Winner; winning for “Best Lead Actor in a Play” in 1969 and 1987 for The Great White Hope and Fences respectively.  He has also received 2 additional “Best Lead Actor” Nominations in 2005 and 2012 for On Golden Pond and The Best Man.

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