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Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Shannon Explains Why His Work is Never Finished in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT


A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT marks Michael Shannon's first Broadway show since his debut in 2012's GRACE. His stellar performance as the oldest Tyrone son has earned him a Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play), but that doesn't mean that his work is complete. Watch below as he explains why his journey in JOURNEY is constantly evolving!

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon is making his mark working with many of the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theatres. Upcoming this Fall, Shannon stars opposite Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes, and co-stars with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld. Also this year, Shannon will star in The Night Before opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan, and Jeff Nichol's Midnight Special opposite Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard. Shannon's previous collaborations with Nichols include Take Shelter, for which he received a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor; as well as the films Mud and Shotgun Stories.

Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, Long Day's Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer's day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author's personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth-and conceal-a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage.

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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