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Came to the States when he was 5, he is fluent in Spanish and Creole. Louis starred in the 2011 Broadway season prod. of Baby It's You. Louis also played the role of Booker T. Washington in Ragtime (LA, 1st National and Phoenix Tour). At the other end of the spectrum, Louis donned a duck suit and sang "You've Got a Friend in Me" in The Education of Randy Newman. In TV/Film Louis has had reoccurring roles on Boston Legal, Person of Interest, NCIS. However, Louis is mostly remembered for his turn as the sardonic Marco Giordani on the CW drama Privileged and in the role of Dr. William Palmer in the film Stomp the Yard.
Allan Louis is an established international stage, television and film actor and speaks three languages. Louis came to America when he was five years old. He was raised by his mom, who has never been to the movies. Elsewhere: Dr. Chauvet in Here Are The Fragments (The Theatre Centre)
MC in Oh, What A Lovely War!, Sandor in Grand Hotel,
Baudricourt in Saint Joan, Willie in "Master Harold"...and the Boys, Dracula in Dracula (Shaw Festival); Leonato in Much Ado, Duke Vincentio
Measure For Measure, Caesar in Julius Caesar, Egeon in The Comedy Of Errors, (CanStage); Buddy Black in Helen Lawrence (CanStage,Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music); Luther Dixon in Baby It's You (Broadway)

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Original Broadway Production, 2011
Luther Dixon

[Regional (US)]
American Premiere, 2004

[Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Other Roles

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1997

Allan Louis News

THE AMEN CORNER and THE CLEARING Begin Previews at the Shaw Festival

Get all the details on the highly anticipated productions of 'The Amen Corner' and 'The Clearing' at the Shaw Festival. Find out when and where these plays will be performed, and make sure you don't miss out on these must-see shows.

Coal Mine Theatre Unveils Lineup for 9th Season, Including Two Highly Anticipated World Premieres

Discover the upcoming 9th season of COAL MINE THEATRE, featuring two world premieres that promise to captivate audiences. Get all the details and dates for this exciting lineup of shows.

Bad Hats/Soulpepper's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Leads Dora Award Nominations

At a press conference held at Meridian Hall, the Toronto Alliance for the  Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 228 nominations for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto for the 2022-2023 season. Also announced at the press conference was the recipient of the Province of Ontario’s Pauline McGibbon Award. 

Cast Set for GYPSY at The Shaw's Festival Theatre

It’s not a tease. Gypsy, the greatest American musical, is finally embarking on its highly anticipated run at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre beginning May 10.

Cast & Creative Teams Confirmed for Shaw Festival 2023 Season, Featuring PRINCE CASPIAN World Premiere & More

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has unveiled the Shaw Festival's 2023 casting and creative teams for the Festival Theatre, Royal George Theatre, Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, BMO Stage, as well as the newly added Spiegeltent.

Crow's Theatre Presents RED VELVET Directed By Cherissa Richards

Crow's Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, RED VELVET, directed by Crow's Theatre 2021 RBC Rising Star Emerging Director Prize recipient, Cherissa Richards, November 22 to December 18, 2002 in the Guloien Theatre.

Final Main Season Shows Start Previews at the Shaw Festival

Bernard Shaw's brilliant dark comedy The Doctor's Dilemma, the first of the final trio of main season shows, begins previews July 16 at the Festival Theatre. On July 27, Cicely Hamilton's funny and prophetic Just to Get Married begins previews at the Royal George Theatre, while August Wilson's haunting Gem of the Ocean begins previews on August 5 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. 

Crow's Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

Today, Crow's Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnson unveiled a 12-show season that spans the classics, contemporary work, CanLit adaptations, musical theatre, dance, and music.

Casting And Creative Teams Announced for Shaw Festival's 60th Anniversary Season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.

BWW Review: I AM WILLIAM at the Stratford Festival is a Thoughtful, Funny, and Important Re-Telling of History

Every year, the Stratford Festival mounts a production geared towards young people and I was thrilled to see that despite the unique season that COVID protocols have demanded, the Festival still made this a priority. What’s more, they have made a truly interesting and fun choice in I AM WILLIAM - A play by Rébecca Déraspe and Théâtre le Clou with the english translation by Leanna Brodie. Director Esther Jun, Choreographer Alyssa Martin, Dramaturge Kamana Ntibarikure, three musicians including Music Director Njo Kong Kie, and a fabulous four person company, delight audiences with a clever, funny, and thoughtful family-friendly production that is sure to have theatre-goers of all ages engaging in meaningful conversations one minute, while singing a catchy ‘horse’ song to themselves the next.

Photos: I AM WILLIAM Opens at the Stratford Festival

I AM WILLIAM opened this weekend at the Stratford Festival and runs through September 12! Margaret Shakespeare has a dazzling talent for writing, which she yearns to put to serious use. But in an age lethally suspicious of female intellect and literacy, how can she find a way to fulfil her authorial ambitions yet still survive?

Stratford Festival to Begin Performances in July

The Ontario government has issued its guidance for attendance at outdoor performing arts events, paving the way for the opening of the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season. According to these guidelines, the Stratford Festival will be able to accommodate 100 people (or 25% capacity) in each of its new outdoor canopies.

Stratford Festival Announces 2021 Outdoor Season Featuring Plays & Musical Cabarets Starring Canada's Top Talent

The Stratford Festival is transforming, for this summer, into an outdoor festival offering a season of six plays and five cabarets reflecting on the theme of Metamorphosis, with performances held under beautiful canopies that will hark back to the Festival’s founding under a tent in 1953.

Join Stratford's Black Artists Past And Present For A Special Live Stream This Saturday

The Stratford Festival has postponed by one week the release of its online programming out of respect for the victims of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and those peacefully protesting for change. Today through June 7, the Festival has given free rein over its social media platforms to its Black artists.

BWW Review: HERE ARE THE FRAGMENTS examines mental illness through immersion and exploration

HERE ARE THE FRAGMENTS combines strong acting, independent exploration, and topical subject matter to create one of the most unique theatrical experiences in Toronto right now. Created by Dr. Suvendrini Lena, it's an immersive look into the life of Dr. Chauvet (Allan Louis), a Black doctor who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and psychosis after experiencing traumatic racist treatment from patients and coworkers.

The Theatre Centre And The ECT Collective Present HERE ARE THE FRAGMENTS

How do we trust what we see or feel? How do we know which voices are truly our own? THE THEATRE CENTRE and THE ECT COLLECTIVE are proud to Co-produce HERE ARE THE FRAGMENTS., an immersive work of theatre written by Suvendrini Lena, Theatre Centre Residency artist and CAMH Neurologist. Based on the psychiatric writing of famed political theorist Frantz Fanon and combining narratives, sensory exploration, and scientific and historical analysis, HERE ARE THE FRAGMENTS. reflects on the relationships between identity, history, racism, and mental health. FRAGMENTS. will run November 19 to December 1 at The Theatre Centre (Opening Night November 21).

Shaw Festival's OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Explores Canadian Voices

Niagara-on-the-Lake's World War I connections - from residents who enlisted to the garrisoned troops being entertained in the Royal George Theatre - are highlighted in director Peter Hinton's re-improvised Oh What a Lovely War. With music direction by Paul Sportelli and movement direction by Alexis Milligan, this provocative production about the theatre of war begins previews at the Royal George Theatre on July 14.

BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS at Shea's 710 Theatre

For it's second season offering the Shaw Festival and Shea's 710 Theatre in Buffalo chose to present Athol Fugard's MASTER HAROLD....AND THE BOYS. The production was a hit during Shaw's 2016 Festival in Niagara on the Lake and besides Buffalo, it recently was presented in Montreal.

BWW Review: 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at the Segal Centre

The viewing experience is akin to sitting at an uncomfortable dinner party where the hosts make racist, ableist comments and fight bitterly with one another as you sit for 90 minutes, unable to say anything or leave.

Segal Centre Multi-Award-Winning MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Comes To Montreal

The Segal Centre, in association with Black Theatre Workshop, is proud to present the acclaimed production of Master Harold and the Boys by the Shaw Festival in association with Obsidian Theatre. One of Athol Fugard's most powerful plays, this Dora Award-winning production will be on the Segal stage from January 21 to February 11, 2018. Fueled by the South African playwright's recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes the subtle corruption of living in an environment where systemic racism is condoned or even encouraged; addressing racial injustice that lingers far beyond its apartheid era setting.


Allan Louis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Allan Louis has not appeared in the West End

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