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2016 Tony Awards: Cynthia Erivo's Electrifying The Color Purple Performance

See the awe-inspiring performance that brought fans to their feet.
Posted on Jun 12, 2016 | 10:15pm
Cynthia Erivo and the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple received a standing ovation for their incredible performance of "I'm Here" at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12 at the Beacon Theatre. 

The 29-year-old actress had a fantastic night. Not only did the one-and-only Oprah Winfrey introduce her to the stage, but she also won her first-ever Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her rendering of Celie.

Watch the riveting performance: 
 


Relive the 70th Annual Tony Awards on CBS All Access.