Watch: Cicely Tyson’s Tony Awards acceptance speech

Posted on June 10, 2013 /Awards


Cicely Tyson gives an emotional accept speech after winning her first Tony Award for ‘The Trip to Bountiful.’

“I’m the sole surviving member of my immediate family. I’ve asked over and over again why. I now know why. It’s been 30 years since I stood on stage,” says Tyson. “I really didn’t think it would happen again in my lifetime. And I was pretty comfortable with that, except that I had this burning desire to do just one more. One more great role, I said. I didn’t want to be greedy, I just wanted one more.”

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