Fresh off his Olivier Award win for his performance in Groundhog Day, Andy Karl was excited to bring the show to Broadway audiences. He almost didn't make it to opening night, however, as he tore his ACL during a particularly arduous scene in act two of the new musical. Thanks to physical therapy and a knee brace, Karl was able to soldier on and perform for his opening night three days later. He earned rave reviews for his performance, and he's now nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor.
Andy Karl stopped by The Late Show to tell the harrowing tale of his injury to Stephen Colbert. Check out the video below to hear Karl talk about his run-in with Hugh Jackman at the Met Gala, his proclivity for starring in shows based on movies, and what The Fast and the Furious might be like as a musical. Visit the show page below to score tickets to see Karl's astounding performance in Groundhog Day, and tune into the Tony Awards live on CBS on June 11 to see if he takes home the prize.