Posted on May 19, 2017 01:50pm
Corey Hawkins' Juilliard Audition Was A Nightmare, But Now He's A Tony Nominee!
The talented actor comes to The Late Show to explain his journey from "broke as a joke" to Broadway center stage.

Actor Corey Hawkins (Six Degrees of Separation, 24 Legacy, Straight Outta Compton) swung by The Late Show and shared the unusual way he learned that he'd picked up a Tony® nomination. Fans also found out about a humbling turn on his path to fame.

Oh, and this east-coaster has a special connection with The Late Show's very own Jon Batiste.

Watch the full interview above to see Hawkins reenact his stressful Juilliard audition.

READ: The 71st Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Hawkins also shared some fond memories about his grandmother—who will be his date June 11 at 8/7c at the 71st Annual Tony Awards.

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