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Schuler Hensley

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Schuler Hensley

Schuler Hensley

Schuler Hensley

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The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma is quintessentially American, but it has been revived by London's Royal National Theater. The production is now appearing on Broadway. It it, performer Shuler Hensley brings a new interpretation to the sometimes one-sided villain of the play, Jud Fry. His performance hinges on the singing of a solo number — "Lonely Room" — which was cut from the film version of the musical. Scott Simon talks to Shuler Hensley about his performance as Jud Fry, and his childhood in Georgia, when his ballet director mother and football player father encouraged him to follow dual paths of athletics and the arts.

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