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Bill Sims

 
Bio:
Grammy Nominated, OBIE Award winner for Lackawanna Blues, American Roots Music Artist, Founding member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra Film credits, Lackawanna Blues, Cadillac Records, American Gangster, Miss Ruby's House, An American Love Story Stage Credits.Lackawanna Blues, Gem Of The Ocean, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Grammy Nominated, OBIE Award winner for Lackawanna Blues, American Roots Music Artist, Founding member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra Film credits, Lackawanna Blues, Cadillac Records, American Gangster, Miss Ruby's House, An American Love Story Stage Credits.Lackawanna Blues, Gem Of The Ocean, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Composer
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Musician

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Composer

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Musician

Bill Sims Biography

Grammy Nominated, OBIE Award winner for Lackawanna Blues, American Roots Music Artist, Founding member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra
Film credits, Lackawanna Blues, Cadillac Records, American Gangster, Miss Ruby's House, An American Love Story
Stage Credits.Lackawanna Blues, Gem Of The Ocean, Seven Guitars, Jitney, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Crowns, Trick The Devil, The First Breeze Of Summer, Things of Dry Hours

Bill Sims Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Music Gold Star
Bill Sims, Jr., Lackawanna Blues

Bill Sims News

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available here as well as information on who was eligible.

Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season Photo Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2021-22 Broadway productions all leading up to Monday's big announcement... the Tony nominations. Need a recap before the nominations announcement? Below, we've rounded up all rulings from all four meeting. Apart from these specific decisions, all other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.

Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Eligibility Rulings of the Season on Photo Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Eligibility Rulings of the Season on SIX, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 9, 2021

 The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday to confirm the eligibility status of 12 Broadway productions for the 2021-2022 season.  This was the first time the Tony Awards Administration Committee met to decide the eligibility for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

MTC's LACKAWANNA BLUES Announces Final Extension Through November 12 Photo MTC's LACKAWANNA BLUES Announces Final Extension Through November 12
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues will add additional performances on Tuesday, November 9 at 7PM, Wednesday, November 10 at 2PM, Thursday, November 11 at 7PM and Friday, November 12 at 8PM at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

LACKAWANNA BLUES Announces One-Week Extension Photo LACKAWANNA BLUES Announces One-Week Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues will extend for one additional week of performances, now playing through Sunday, November 7 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

This Weekend's Performances of LACKAWANNA BLUES Canceled Due to Recurrence of Ruben S Photo This Weekend's Performances of LACKAWANNA BLUES Canceled Due to Recurrence of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Back Injury
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021

Performances of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues have been cancelled for this weekend due to a recurrence of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's back injury.

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway! Photo VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 8, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, last night's performance of Lackawanna Blues was canceled due to a recurrence of an ongoing back injury for star, writer, and director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, but it is now officially open at  MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

Review Roundup: LACKAWANNA BLUES  Opens on Broadway! Photo Review Roundup: LACKAWANNA BLUES Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Oct 7, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Read all the reviews as they roll in!

Bill Sims Videos

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 8, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, last night's performance of Lackawanna Blues was canceled due to a recurrence of an ongoing back injury for star, writer, and director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, but it is now officially open at  MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LACKAWANNA BLUES on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LACKAWANNA BLUES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer)’s Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues, now playing at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The show will open next Thursday, October 7.

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club reopened its doors today with the first preview of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, which reopens MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

Video: First Look At Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES VideoVideo: First Look At Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

Performances begin tonight, March 5, for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's powerful and touching solo play 'Lackawanna Blues' at the Mark Taper Forum. Produced by Center Theatre Group, 'Lackawanna Blues' is written, performed and directed by Santiago-Hudson with live music performed by Grammy-winning blues guitarist, composer and actor Chris Thomas King. The production will run through April 21 with the opening set for March 13 at 8 p.m.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here!

BWW TV: Signature Theatre's THE PIANO LESSON - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2012

Signature Theatre presents The Piano Lesson by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production runs through December 16 and opens November 18 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!


Bill Sims Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Bill Sims been nominated for?
Music (Obie Awards) for Lackawanna Blues .

What awards has Bill Sims won?
Music (Obie Awards) for Lackawanna Blues.