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Charles Fuller

 
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bio:
Charles H. Fuller Jr. was an American playwright, best known for his play A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2020 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bio:
Charles H. Fuller Jr. was an American playwright, best known for his play A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2020 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (read complete bio)

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Charles Fuller Biography

Charles H. Fuller Jr. was an American playwright, best known for his play A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2020 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Charles Fuller Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Revival of a Play Gold Star
Charles Fuller, A Soldier's Play
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play
Charles Fuller, A Soldier's Play
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best American Play Gold Star
Charles Fuller, A Soldier's Play
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1982 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Charles Fuller, A Soldier's Play

Charles Fuller News

Photos: Cast Of A SOLDIER'S PLAY Joins Charles Fuller's Family At Dedication Of The F Photo Photos: Cast Of A SOLDIER'S PLAY Joins Charles Fuller's Family At Dedication Of The Fuller Theater At Roman Catholic High School
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2023

Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic High School officially renamed its current Black Box Theatre in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts as the Fuller Theatre, in honor of the late Charles Fuller, a school alumnus and Philadelphia-born playwright of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Play, A SOLDIER’S PLAY, playing at Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre through January 29. See photos from the ceremony!

Gary Perez Joins The Cast Of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo Gary Perez Joins The Cast Of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Gary Perez has joined the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  Mr. Perez assumed the role of Lieutenant Caro on January 20, 2023.

1776, CHARLOTTE'S WEB & More Lead Philadelphia's January Theater Top 10 Photo 1776, CHARLOTTE'S WEB & More Lead Philadelphia's January Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jan 18, 2023

Philadelphia is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include 1776, A Year With Frog And Toad, A Soldier's Play and more!

Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broa Photo Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broadway Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Signature Theatre will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s 2011 Obie Award-winning dark comedy A Bright New Boise, directed by Oliver Butler. See production dates and how to purchase tickets.

Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Knight Theater Photo Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Knight Theater
by Vickie Evans - Jan 12, 2023

A Soldier's Play pinpoints various forms of racism found within the ranks of the military. Racism is detrimental to all who exhibits it. In this case it led to the death of an enlisted sergeant. This 'whodunit' masterpiece takes it's patron on a 'cat and mice' journey of colorism and racism with many guilty parties.

New England Premiere of QUEEN OF BASEL to be Presented at TheaterWorks Hartford in Fe Photo New England Premiere of QUEEN OF BASEL to be Presented at TheaterWorks Hartford in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

TheaterWorks¬†Hartford¬†will¬†present the New England Premiere of¬†Queen of Basel¬†by¬†Hilary Bettis. Featuring an all Latinx cast and creative team,¬†Queen of Basel¬†runs¬†February 3‚Äď26, 2023¬†at TheaterWorks Hartford‚Äôs¬†historic¬†home.

A SOLDIER'S PLAY Comes to The Human Race Theatre Company in February 2023 Photo A SOLDIER'S PLAY Comes to The Human Race Theatre Company in February 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2022

A Soldier’s Play comes to The Human Race Theatre Company in February 2023. Written by Charles Fuller and directed by Kenny Leon, the production stars Norm Lewis.

Interview: Theatre Life with Norm Lewis Photo Interview: Theatre Life with Norm Lewis
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 22, 2022

Today's subject Norm Lewis is probably best known for his rich baritone sound and superb acting in several Broadway musicals. His tour de force performance opposite Audra McDonald in Porgy and Bess is still one of the great modern-day performances.

Review Roundup: A SOLDIER'S PLAY Launches National Tour Photo Review Roundup: A SOLDIER'S PLAY Launches National Tour
by Review Roundups - Dec 21, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has officially launched its national touring production of the 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play. Read the reviews for A Soldier's Play here!

Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Kennedy Center Photo Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Kennedy Center
by David Friscic - Dec 18, 2022

A searing indictment of prejudice and racism in all its permutations wrapped in a fascinating ‚Äúwhodunit‚ÄĚ mystery ----the compelling Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Charles Fuller, A Soldier‚Äôs Play, is now a knockout of a production at the Kennedy Center‚Äôs Eisenhower Theater.¬†

Charles Fuller Videos

Video: First Look at Norm Lewis, Eugene Lee & More in A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour Videoplay
Video: First Look at Norm Lewis, Eugene Lee & More in A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour

by Show Highlights - Dec 16, 2022

Get a first look at footage of the premiere national touring production of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play.

VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY and the Broadway Shutdown Videoplay
VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY and the Broadway Shutdown

by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020

Jerry O'Connell was a guest on Tuesday, March 24's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. O'Connell Skyped in from his home to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

VIDEO: Watch A SOLDIER'S PLAY Star David Alan Grier Interviewed on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch A SOLDIER'S PLAY Star David Alan Grier Interviewed on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020

The star of 'The Soldier's Play' on Broadway, David Alan Grier, points out that he was in the play's original cast in 1981 alongside such future superstars as Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.

VIDEO: Blair Underwood Says He Almost Burned Down the Set of A SOLDIER'S PLAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Blair Underwood Says He Almost Burned Down the Set of A SOLDIER'S PLAY

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

Blair Underwood talks about what happened when he showed his family the set of 'A Soldier's Play' on Broadway.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of A SOLDIER'S PLAY with David Alan Grier, Blair Unde Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of A SOLDIER'S PLAY with David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 22, 2020

The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play finally opened last night on Broadway, almost four decades after it premiered off Broadway. 'The reason I wanted to do it was to get to speak these words that Charles Fuller wrote. We get to mine and uncover themes of racism, identity, love of country, an hatred of self,' says leading man Blair Underwood. 'To be able to do that in such an incredible play, that has won a Pulitzer for a good reason... it's exciting every night.'

VIDEO: David Alan Grier Gives Advice to the Young Cast of A SOLDIER'S PLAY Videoplay
VIDEO: David Alan Grier Gives Advice to the Young Cast of A SOLDIER'S PLAY

by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

David Alan Grier was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring in A Soldier's Play on Broadway. During the interview, Grier talks about how this is his third round with the show, as he previously starred in the off-Broadway production and the film adaptation. 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from A SOLDIER'S PLAY on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from A SOLDIER'S PLAY on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 14, 2020

Previews are underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY on TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY on TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2020

Tony and Grammy-nominated actor, singer, comedian and producer David Alan Grier joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss his stage return in the Broadway debut of a?oeA Soldier's Play.a??

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of A SOLDIER'S PLAY on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Meet the Cast of A SOLDIER'S PLAY on Broadway!

by TV - Press Previews - Dec 9, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the first Broadway production of Charles Fuller's award-winning drama A Soldier's Play, directed by Kenny Leon. A Soldier's Play will star David Alan Grier as 'Sergeant Vernon C. Waters,' Blair Underwood as 'Captain Richard Davenport,' Nnamdi Asomugha as 'Private First Class Melvin Peterson,' Jerry O'Connell as 'Captain Charles Taylor,' McKinley Belcher III as 'Private Louis Henson,' Rob Demery as 'Corporal Bernard Cobb,' Jared Grimes as 'Private Tony Smalls,' Billy Eugene Jones as 'Private James Wilkie,' Nate Mann as 'Lieutenant Byrd,' Warner Miller as 'Corporal Ellis,' J. Alphonse Nicholson as 'Private C. J. Memphis' and Lee Aaron Rosen as 'Captain Wilcox.'

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori Talk Storytelling Through Song for DGF's 'The Legacy Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The announcement of today's Tony Award nominations marks this as a week for celebration and reaffirms the commitment of organizations that protect the survival of the arts. For those organizations, like the Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF), that commitment likely means shouldering a larger burden of funding and support. Today's celebration also coincides with the launch of the latest installment of 'The Legacy Project: Volume III' from DGF, featuring one of Broadway's best known and loved composers/lyricists, Stephen Schwartz, chatting with Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) about storytelling through song. Watch the interview below!


Charles Fuller Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Charles Fuller written?
Charles Fuller has written 9 shows including The Perfect Party (Playwright), In the Deepest Part of Sleep (Playwright), The Brownsville Raid (Playwright), A Soldier's Play (Playwright), Urban Blight (Bookwriter), Sally (Playwright), Prince (Playwright), Burner's Frolic (Playwright), Zooman and the Sign (Playwright).

What awards has Charles Fuller been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Soldier's Play , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Play and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Soldier's Play .

What awards has Charles Fuller won?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Soldier's Play Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Playand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Soldier's Play.