Legendary actor and the man behind the iconic voice of King Mufasa (Lion King) and Darth Vader (Star Wars), James Earl Jones, will be honored as this year’s recipient of a special lifetime achievement award in theater at this year’s Tony Awards.
Jones has an extensive resume in film, television and on stage. The actor won a Tony Award in 1987 for Best Actor In A Play for his portrayal of Troy Maxson in Fences. In 1985, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, while seven years later he received the United States Congress’ honor of “National Medal of Arts” in 1992.
The elite actor will be honored at the award show, set to premiere June 11 at 8 p.m. on CBS, with Kevin Spacey as the show’s host.