Guess the Actor From 'Straight Outta Compton' Who Just Got a Tony Award Nomination

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30:  (L-R) Actors Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge and O'Shea Jackson Jr. attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Guess the Actor From 'Straight Outta Compton' Who Just Got a Tony Award Nomination

The star was recognized for his theatrical efforts.

Published May 2, 2017

The nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards were recently announced and fans of the box office smash Straight Outta Compton will be pleased to learn that one of the film's leading stars was recognized for his work on the Broadway stage.

According to VarietyCorey Hawkins, who played Dr. Dre in the film, received a nomination in the category for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in Six Degrees of Separation.

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He is up against several other greats in the theatre world, including Denis Arndt, Chris Cooper, Kevin Kline and Jefferson Mays.

Hawkins has an extensive background in the arts as he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and also graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City as a member of the Drama Division's Group 40. While there, he received the John Houseman Award for excellence in classical theatre.

The 2017 Tony Awards will take place on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and will air live on CBS.

Get the latest on another one of the movie's stars in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)


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