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Anna-Deavere Smith

 
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Birth Place: USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
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  [Broadway]
1994
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
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  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Kiowa Woman/Child
Katie/Mestivo Woman/Farm Woman (Understudy)

Writing

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Author

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
All

  [Broadway]
1994
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
All

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Kiowa Woman/Child

Katie/Mestivo Woman/Farm Woman (Understudy)

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Conceiver
Author

Anna-Deavere Smith Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Anna Deavere Smith, Let Me Down Easy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Anna Deavere Smith, Let Me Down Easy
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Anna Deavere SmithTwilight: Los Angeles, 1992
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Special Citation Gold Star
Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Special Awards Gold Star
Anna Deavere Smith
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Play
Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
 
The Lortels - 1993 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Anna Deavere Smith, Fires in the Mirror
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1993 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Anna Deavere Smith, Fires in the Mirror

Anna-Deavere Smith News

Review: FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES at Theater  Photo Review: FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES at Theater J
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 16, 2022

'Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities' is an intense, but fascinating portrait of community and identity, with a powerhouse creative team on and off the stage.

Signature Theatre Announces Timothy J. McClimon as New Executive Director Photo Signature Theatre Announces Timothy J. McClimon as New Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

Signature Theatre, the nationally influential Off-Broadway theater, has announced Timothy J. McClimon, currently the organization's Interim Executive Director, to the permanent role of Executive Director, in which he will continue to serve alongside Artistic Director Paige Evans, beginning July 1.

Jade King Carroll Appointed as Producing Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Comp Photo Jade King Carroll Appointed as Producing Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Company
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Chautauqua Institution today announced the appointment of the celebrated director Jade King Carroll as Producing Artistic Director of its resident Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) following an extensive national search.

American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Photo American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Premiere Of The Wife of WILLESDEN, LIFE OF PI & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

A new, five-person version of an award-winning docudrama by longtime A.R.T. collaborator Anna Deavere Smith and the North American premiere of a new adaptation of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath that celebrates community and the human knack for telling tales were announced today as additions to the 2022/23 programming lineup at A.R.T.

Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala Photo Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Signature Theatre, which makes an extended commitment to producing a playwright's body of work, announces its 2022 Gala in the sweeping lobby of its own Frank Gehry-designed home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair Photo Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

On Monday, June 6th, Second Stage Theater will host the Fair Chance Job Fair. Fair Chance Hiring means that employers refrain from including questions about conviction history in the application process before a job offer is made. 

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season‚ÄĒfrom Resident playwrights¬†Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes,¬†Samuel D. Hunter,¬†Sarah Ruhl, and¬†Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‚ÄĒalongside the inauguration of¬†Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization‚Äôs singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Anna-Deavere Smith Videos

VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed VideoVIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio  VideoVIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio Martínez, Diane Phelan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2021

A Grand Night for Singing, a fresh and fun Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein, is now playing through November 28 at The Goodspeed. Featuring artful arrangements and clever interpretations, A Grand Night for Singing is a lively revue that seems tailor-made for Goodspeed.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

BWW Exclusive: Watch an Interview from David Rockwell's New Book, Featuring Anna Deve VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch an Interview from David Rockwell's New Book, Featuring Anna Deveare Smith
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2021

Drama, a new book by Tony winner David Rockwell with Bruce Mau, and edited by Sam Lubell, is now available from Phaidon. Inspired by an early life rooted in the theater, Rockwell has long drawn on aspects of performance to frame and enhance his built work, which ranges from hotels and restaurants, theaters and museums, to set and exhibition design, to workplaces, playgrounds and academic buildings. He aims to create a story within any space he designs, evoking a sense of performance, showmanship and above all - Drama.

VIDEO: Watch a Featurette From FLORA & ULYSSES VideoVIDEO: Watch a Featurette From FLORA & ULYSSES
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2021

Today, Disney+ released the featurette ‚ÄėFeeling Like a Hero‚ÄĚ for the new comedy-adventure ‚ÄúFlora & Ulysses,‚ÄĚ premiering exclusively on Disney+ ¬†this Friday, February 19, 2021.

VIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 21, 2021

Watch as he chats with stage and screen star Anna Deavere Smith, who will is currently appearing in Flora & Ulysses, streaming now on Disney+!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for FLORA & ULYSSES VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for FLORA & ULYSSES
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2021

Today, Disney+ released the trailer and new images for the comedy-adventure ‚ÄúFlora & Ulysses,‚ÄĚ premiering exclusively on Disney+ ¬†Friday, February 19, 2021.

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special VideoVIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2021

On New Year's Eve, JoAnn Falletta conducted the National Symphony Orchestra in the PBS Special, United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America. The star-studded performance-filmed at George Washington's Mount Vernon and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-encourages our nation to come together and celebrate our irrepressible strength as we welcome the New Year.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro VideoBWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special ‚ÄúUnited in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,‚ÄĚ Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform ‚ÄúWheels of a Dream‚ÄĚ from ‚ÄúRagtime.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at VideoVIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2020

Signature Theatre Residency 1 playwright Anna Deavere Smith speaks to her work at Signature's first play reading for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.


Anna-Deavere Smith Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Anna-Deavere Smith been in?
Anna-Deavere Smith has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Anna-Deavere Smith been in?
Anna-Deavere Smith has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Anna-Deavere Smith been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Let Me Down Easy , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Let Me Down Easy , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Fires in the Mirror and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Fires in the Mirror .

What awards has Anna-Deavere Smith won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards)and Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Fires in the Mirror.

How many shows has Anna-Deavere Smith written?
Anna-Deavere Smith has written 5 shows including Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities (Author), Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Playwright), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Playwright), House Arrest (Playwright), Let Me Down Easy (Playwright).