Actor Jeremy Pope is being called Broadway’s MVP, having become the first black man in Tony Award history to earn two separate acting nominations in the same season. The nods are for his performances in the play “Choir Boy” (which closed earlier this year) and the musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.” He plays Eddie Kendricks, one of The Temptations’ founding members. Pope sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King at the Copacabana in New York’s Times Square, to talk about the emotional moment when the 26-year-old discovered he was up for not one but two Tony Awards. “When both of them came, the tears, you know, began to swell. I feel like both productions got shown so much love,” he said. “Why did the tears come at that moment for you?” asked King. “I think because of the sacrifice. I just felt a release of, like, ‘You did good,’ you know? And we’ll continue to keep working towards bigger and better.” Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Pope said it was high school where he caught the theater bug. “I had to choose between running track or doing the school musical, and I… Read full this story
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