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Avery Brooks

 
Date of Birth: April 18, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: Evansville, IN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1995
Paul Robeson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Paul Robeson
  [Broadway]
1979
Performer

Photos

Francesca Collett, Elle Chevremont Baylor, and Avery Brooks Photo

Francesca Collett, Elle Chevremont Baylor, and Avery Brooks

From: 
Date:
05/02/2019


Hal Holbrook, Avery Brooks, Brandi Burkhardt and Lauren Kennedy

From: 
Date:
06/11/2008

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1995
Paul Robeson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Paul Robeson

  [Broadway]
1979
Performer


Avery Brooks Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production
Avery BrooksOthello
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Avery BrooksPaul Robeson
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Avery BrooksPaul Robeson

Avery Brooks News

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2021

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Crossroads Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Ricardo Khan about his career and the season ahead.

Eric Krebs Announces Ownership & Operation of THEATER 555, Opening September 2021 Photo Eric Krebs Announces Ownership & Operation of THEATER 555, Opening September 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

It was announced today that the 160-seat off-Broadway theater located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) will reopen this fall rechristened as Theater 555. Unused since the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, the theater was the home of the Signature and Pearl Theater Company’s.

New Federal Theatre Announces 2021 Ntozake Shange Readings Series Photo New Federal Theatre Announces 2021 Ntozake Shange Readings Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has set plays by Mustapha Matura, S. Shephard-Massat and Larry Muhammad for the June, 2021 edition of its Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series, which will be held three Tuesdays in June--June 8, 15 and 22-- all in live streamed readings on Zoom.

Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Photo Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2021 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the 2021 TCG 60th Anniversary Gala: Our Stories will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30pm ET with an afterparty to follow. The Gala will honor Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance, and both the Gala and virtual live afterparty will be hosted by drag superstar Shequida. 

Tickets Now On Sale for Patrick Page's ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE:  HOW SHAKESPEARE INVE Photo Tickets Now On Sale for Patrick Page's ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: HOW SHAKESPEARE INVENTED THE VILLAIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2021

Today at noon, Shakespeare Theatre Company released tickets to its first ever online-only production, All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain a performance written by and starring STC Affiliated Artist Patrick Page.

Justin Emeka & Malic Maat to Join Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Team Photo Justin Emeka & Malic Maat to Join Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli, along with Pittsburgh Public Theater's Board of Trustees, are committed to using the current pause in in-person programming in the wake of Covid-19 as an opportunity to imagine and secure a bright artistic future for the organization.

VIDEO: Patrick Page Talks Iago's Speech From OTHELLO In New Conversation For Red Bull Photo VIDEO: Patrick Page Talks Iago's Speech From OTHELLO In New Conversation For Red Bull Theater
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2020

Explore Iago with celebrated Shakespearean actor and Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page! 

Red Bull Theater Announces EXPLORING IAGO WITH PATRICK PAGE Photo Red Bull Theater Announces EXPLORING IAGO WITH PATRICK PAGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020

RED BULL THEATER today announced that OTHELLO 2020, a multi-program initiative providing an engaging and educational experience for all who are interested in Shakespeare's Othello and the world in which we live today, will kick off with a RemarkaBULL Podversation: 'I HATE THE MOOR': Exploring Iago with Tony and Drama Desk nominee Patrick Page.

Eric Krebs Announces Closure of Off-Broadway's Playroom Theater in Times Square Photo Eric Krebs Announces Closure of Off-Broadway's Playroom Theater in Times Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Off-Broadway's 62-seat Playroom Theater, who's tagline is 'Caution, Artists at Work,' was forced to close on June 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, June 8- with Renee Elise Goldsberry, Telly Leung and N Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, June 8- with Renee Elise Goldsberry, Telly Leung and Norm Lewis and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 8, 2020

Today (June 8) in live streaming: Stars in the House spotlights Philadelphia Theatre Company, Paper Mill showcases new voices, and so much more!

Avery Brooks Videos

VIDEO: Patrick Page Talks Iago's Speech From OTHELLO In New Conversation For Red Bull VideoVIDEO: Patrick Page Talks Iago's Speech From OTHELLO In New Conversation For Red Bull Theater
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2020

Explore Iago with celebrated Shakespearean actor and Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page! 

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Classical Theatre of Harlem's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2013

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Producing Artistic Director, Ty Jones), presents the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Artistic Associate Justin Emeka this summer in Harlem's Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Performances of the free play, which runs July 13-30 (on Tuesdays through Sunday) at 7:30 pm, are made possible by the Ford Foundation. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes, director's journal of the production in rehearsals!

STAGE TUBE: Reheasal Footage of Crossroads' LAST FIVE YEARS
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2012

Jason Robert Brown's Off-Broadway show The Last Five Years takes the stage at Crossroads Theatre Company, April 12-29. Check out this footage of Wendy Fox and Nicholas Belton in rehearsals for the show.


Avery Brooks Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Avery Brooks been in?
Avery Brooks has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Avery Brooks been in?
Avery Brooks has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Avery Brooks been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Othello Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Paul Robeson and Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Paul Robeson .