Sahr has also maintained a presence in the world of film since the late 1990s, with appearances in Passing Glory, A Lesson Before Dying, The Signal, Stomp the Yard and Blood Done Sign My Name, among other films.
Sahr is a M.A. graduate of DASARTS, and in Amsterdam he earned an Obie Award in 2009 for creating the role of Anikulapo-Kuti when Fela! premiered Off-Broadway at 37 Arts in 2008. He subsequently repeated his work on Broadway in 2009, as well as in London and in a special Nigerian engagement of the musical. Fela! earned 11 of the 12 possible Tony nominations, including for Sahr as Best Actor in a Leading Role. Among his other awards and recognitions for Best Actor in the musical: winning a 2012 Helen Hayes Award and 2012 Toronto Critics' Award; earning a 2010 Obie Award; plus receiving a 2009 Lucille Lortel Award and a 2009 Drama Desk Award. Sahr continues to perform on the current domestic Fela! tour until June 2012.
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