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Bernard Dotson

 
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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‚Äôs ‚ÄúOne Singular Sensation: The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch,‚ÄĚ and ... (read complete bio)
 
Bernard Dotson Headshot

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‚Äôs ‚ÄúOne Singular Sensation: The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch,‚ÄĚ and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019
Ensemble
Rev. Cornish (Understudy)
  [New York]
York Theatre Company Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Madison Square Garden Return Engagement, 2017
Store Manager
  [Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
George
First Gospeleer
Bill Rawkins (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Leo & Others
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Club Zanzibar Singer
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"
One of "The Five Tuxedoes"
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ensemble
Pas de Deux [Replacement]
Pas de Deux (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
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]

Productions

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

Bernard Dotson Biography

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‚Äôs ‚ÄúOne Singular Sensation: The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDreamgirls.‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúUnexpected Songs.‚ÄĚ






Bernard Dotson News

Lennie Watts, Stan Zimmerman, Bernard Dotson & More to Lead First All-Male VILLAIN: D Photo Lennie Watts, Stan Zimmerman, Bernard Dotson & More to Lead First All-Male VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

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-Hou Photo Daniel Yearwood, Morgan Dudley, Ben Jackson Walker & More to Lead SENIOR CLASS 29-Hour Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

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 SQ Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

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 Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

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 Photo PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

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 PARADI Photo Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

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.

Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE Photo Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!

PARADISE SQUARE Announces $32 Rush Ticket and Digital Lottery Policy Photo PARADISE SQUARE Announces $32 Rush Ticket and Digital Lottery Policy
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Paradise Square has announced a rush ticket and digital lottery policy. Find out how to get rush and lotto tickets to the show.

Photos: PARADISE SQUARE Cast Heads to the Barrymore Theatre Ahead of First Preview Photo Photos: PARADISE SQUARE Cast Heads to the Barrymore Theatre Ahead of First Preview
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 8, 2022

The cast of Paradise Square has assembled at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in preparation of the show's first preview on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The musical officially opens on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Complete Casting Announced for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway Photo Complete Casting Announced for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for Paradise Square on Broadway. The production begins rehearsals today in New York City. Previews begin in four weeks on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, prior to opening night on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). 

Bernard Dotson Videos

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

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

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.

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE

by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka!

STAGE TUBE: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS - A Step-by-Step Guide to the Hilarity
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

Click below to learn how VILLAIN: DEBLANKS -- a fun, new, monthly NYC cabaret show -- works, with help from the first NYC cast: Barrett Foa, Ryann Redmond, Bobby Cronin, Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel and Bernard Dotson!

BWW TV: Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Plays Final Performance Today
by Robert Diamond - Feb 19, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season, plays its final performance today at New York City Center, and features Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Grupper. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Check out performance highlights from the production below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season, opens tonight, February 8 at New York City Center, and features Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Grupper. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012. Check out performance highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Inside Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Rehearsal with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Colin Donnell!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2012

Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Betsy Wolfe (in photos) play four friends at different points in their lives, in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, will be directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012, at New York City Center 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the meet and greet this morning and got a sneak peek of Miranda, Keenan-Bolger and Donnell in rehearsal!

BWW TV Special: On the Set of SMASH with Norbert Leo Butz, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman & More!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 16, 2012

Today Tony-winner, Broadway star and BroadwayWorld.com fave Norbert Leo Butz was on set filming a guest starring role in the upcoming NBC series - SMASH and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture behind the scenes footage, interviews with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Savannah Wise and other special coverage.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Speaks For IT GETS BETTER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2010

Members of the Broadway & NY Theater Community came together to share their stories that 'It Gets Better'

BWW TV: Sneak Peek Performance of Paper Mill's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Robert Diamond - Apr 2, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Smokey Joe's Café, directed by Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Smokey Joe's Café will run at the Millburn theater from April 7 through May 2, 2010. This week, the cast treated a select audience to a preview performance of some of the show's most celebrated numbers. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the sneak peek!


Bernard Dotson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bernard Dotson been in?
Bernard Dotson has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Bernard Dotson been in?
Bernard Dotson has not appeared in the West End