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Bernard Dotson BIO

A native of Los Angeles, Bernard began performing nationally and internationally, singing the Walt Disney Songbook. Concerts: the music of Frank Loesser with The New York Philharmonic, Merrily We Roll Along, Live Arts Maryland’s “One Singular Sensation: The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch,” and “Dreamgirls.” Broadway: Finian's Rainbow, Chicago, Imaginary Friends, Sweet Smell of Success, Jesus Christ Superstar and Ragtime. Regional, National and International Tours: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Five Guys Named Moe, Kiss Me, Kate, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Paradise Square. Bernard can be seen performing his critically acclaimed one-man show, “Unexpected Songs.”

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Bernard Dotson STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2022

[San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019

Rev. Cornish (Understudy)

[New York]
York Theatre Company Production, 2018

Madison Square Garden Return Engagement, 2017
Store Manager

World Premiere Production, 2017

Encores! Concert, 2012

Broadway Revival, 2009

First Gospeleer

Bill Rawkins (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Leo & Others

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Club Zanzibar Singer

New York Concert, 2001
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"

One of "The Five Tuxedoes"

Broadway Revival, 2000
Performer (Swing)

Original Broadway Production, 1998

Pas de Deux [Replacement]

Pas de Deux (Understudy) [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1996
Martin Harrison [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Judge [Replacement]

Doctor [Replacement]

Doctor [Replacement]

Billy Flynn (Understudy) [Replacement]

Bernard Dotson Productions

[Broadway, 2000]
Dance Captain
Fight Captain
[Broadway, 1998] [Replacement]
Assistant Dance Captain[Replacement]
[Broadway, 1996] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]

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Bernard Dotson News

Corbin Bleu Will Lead Reading of Lisa Peretti's WINGHAVEN PARK Musical

Corbin Bleu will lead a closed industry reading of the new original musical, Winghaven Park, by Lisa Peretti. Gabriel Barre will direct.

Taylor Iman Jones Will Lead Industry Reading of THE DEATH OF DESERT ROSE

 Six’s Taylor Iman Jones will lead an upcoming industry-only presentation of The Death of Desert Rose. Learn more about the reading here!

Cast Complete For North Shore's THE FULL MONTY

North Shore Music Theatre will present the Tony-nominated musical The Full Monty, based on the film of the same name, September 26-October 8 in Beverly, Massachusetts. Find out who is starring in the show ehre!

THE FULL MONTY Comes to North Shore Music Theatre

Move over Chippendales! Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre is ready to go THE FULL MONTY! The Broadway hit musical will take the stage from Tuesday, September 26 thru Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Do Broadway Actors Ever Play Multiple Roles in the Same Show?

This time, the reader question was: How many different roles has one actor been contracted to play in the same Broadway production?

VIDEO: First Look at Anne Tolpegin, Howard Kaye, Celeste Rose & More in THE PROM at Pioneer Theatre Company

Get a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Utah Premiere of The Prom-the 7-time Tony-nominated musical from the team behind another PTC favorite: ELF The Musical. Having opened on Broadway in 2018, The Prom features music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Beguelin, and is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.

Review: THE PROM at Pioneer Theatre Company Will Lift Your Spirits

Pioneer Theatre Company’s new production of THE PROM is a visually appealing show that’s sure to lift your spirits and put a smile on your face. 

Anne Tolpegin, Howard Kaye, Celeste Rose & More to Lead THE PROM at Pioneer Theatre Company

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the Utah Premiere of The Prom. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

RAGTIME Reunion Concert Was Filmed According To Lyricist Lynn Ahrens

In a new interview with the Observer, Tony-winning songwriting duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty reflected on the recent gala concert presentation of their beloved musical, Ragtime. As a part of their profile, acclaimed lyricist Ahrens revealed that the starry, one night only event was filmed!

Photos & Video: See Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in RAGTIME 25th Anniversary Concert

See photos and video of Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman and more in the Ragtime 25th anniversary concert!

Shop RAGTIME Reunion Merch in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop

Get your official merchandise from the Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime! Take home items like the Ragtime In-Concert Hoodie, and the Logo Tee, below.

Video: Watch Original RAGTIME Cast Reunite for Curtain Call

The Entertainment Community Fund presented a one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime at the Minskoff Theatre. Watch as Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara and more take their bows at the end of the big night!

Lea Michele Joins The Entertainment Community Fund's RAGTIME Benefit Concert

Lea Michele will make a special appearance in The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime. Michele originated the role of “Little Girl” in Ragtime on Broadway. Learn more about the concert here!

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Lennie Watts, Stan Zimmerman, Bernard Dotson & More to Lead First All-Male VILLAIN: DEBLANKS

NYC's favorite monthly fill-in-the-blanks comedy has announced its first-ever all-male cast: 7pm, Thursday, November 17. The stellar pack of fellas will star the clever & quirky David Dean Bottrell (Modern Family, Boston Legal), Broadway song & dance man Bernard Dotson (Paradise Square, Chicago), and more.

Daniel Yearwood, Morgan Dudley, Ben Jackson Walker & More to Lead SENIOR CLASS 29-Hour Industry Reading

The new original musical Senior Class will receive a AEA 29-hour industry reading beginning this week. Senior Class has a book, melodies, and lyrics written by Melvin Tunstall, III and music & arrangements by Greg Dean Borowsky and was conceived by Kevin Duda.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.

PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th

After previously announcing that performances would resume on Tuesday, April 12, the original new Broadway musical Paradise Square will definitely resume performances on Saturday, April 16, with performances at 2:00 and 8:00 pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The production, which opened April 3, halted performances on Thursday, April 7 after positive COVID cases were experienced in the company.

Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADISE SQUARE

BroadwayWorld has learned that Paradise Square principal cast member Chilina Kennedy will miss upcoming preview performances of the production due to testing positive for COVID. She is currently set to return on Saturday, April 2.


Bernard Dotson has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Bernard Dotson has not appeared in the West End

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