Brandon Victor Dixon Biography

Gender: Male

Brandon Victor Dixon received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Harpo in The Color Purple. He has also appeared on Broadway as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical. At City Center Encores! he appeared in Cotton Club Parade with Wynton Marsalis, and as Royal in House of Flowers. His Off-Broadway credits include Rent and The Scottsboro Boys (for which he received Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and AUDELCO Award nominations). Dixon has appeared regionally as Ray Charles in Ray Charles Live! at the Pasadena Playhouse and as Raymond in Far From Heaven at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. On tour, he played the role of Simba in The Lion King. His television credits include "One Life to Live," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "The Good Wife," and Quincy Jones’s "America’s Millennium." Dixon is the recipient of Columbia University’s I.A.L. Diamond Award, the NFAA First Level Award, and was a Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

Brandon Victor Dixon Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Actor in a Musical
Brandon Victor DixonThe Scottsboro Boys
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Brandon Victor Dixon, Motown: The Musical
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
Tony Awards - 2006 - Featured Actor in a Musical
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Color Purple