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Tony Award-winner Sergio Trujillo on growing up in Toronto and landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant

The Toronto-raised choreographer was met with a standing ovation at last week's Tony Awards when he used his acceptance speech to talk openly about arriving in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant.
Sergio Trujillo accepts the Best Choreography award for Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations on stage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)
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There was a moment at the Tony Awards last Sunday night that was decades in the making. After 30 years on Broadway, first as a dancer and later as a choreographer, Sergio Trujillo won his first Tony Award.

The Toronto-raised choreographer used his acceptance speech to talk openly about arriving in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant and was met with a standing ovation. He joined q's Tom Power live from New York to share more about his journey with us.  

Trujillo won a Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, which is playing now on Broadway.

— Produced by ​Emma Godmere

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