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‘Violet’ Actor Joshua Henry On 2nd Tony Nomination: ‘It’s Surreal’

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Cast members of Broadway's Violet perform in New York City, including Joshua Henry (third from left).  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Cast members of Broadway’s Violet perform in New York City, including Joshua Henry (third from left). (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Joshua Henry is up for a Tony Award for the same role he played as a college sophomore.

CBSNewYork’s Dana Tyler interviewed the Broadway star, who is nominated for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical. He plays the role of Flick in the revival of “Violet.”

Henry, 29, said he has a much different approach to playing the character now than he did in 2003.

“It being my first college production, it’s all about just getting the notes right and just hitting my marks,” he said. “But over a decade later now, I’ve got just a little more life experience, and it’s about the depth of who Flick is.

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It’s the second Tony nod for Henry. He was also nominated in 2010 for best leading actor in a musical for “The Scottsboro Boys.”

“It’s surreal,” he said. “I think I appreciate it more the second time around. The first time was all a blur. But you never know when you’re going to be in a Broadway show again.”

Henry’s co-star Sutton Foster is also nominated for best leading actress in a musical. The show is nominated for best musical revival, and the show’s director, Leigh Silverman, also earned a Tony nod.

Watch the full interview from CBSNewYork here.

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