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Charles S. Dutton

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA

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Charles S. Dutton STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Levee

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

[Broadway]
1990
Boy Willie

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Levee


Charles S. Dutton Movies

Cat's Eye
[ 1985 ] Dom Charles Dutton
No Mercy
[ 1986 ] Sergeant Sandy Charles Dutton
Crocodile Dundee II
[ 1988 ] Leroy Brown Charles Dutton
Jacknife
[ 1989 ] Jake Charles Dutton
An Unremarkable Life
[ 1989 ] Lou Charles Dutton
Astonished
[ 1990 ] White Charles Dutton
Q&A
[ 1990 ] Sam Chapman Charles Dutton
Mississippi Masala
[ 1991 ] Tyrone
Pretty Hattie's Baby
[ 1991 ] Dudley Charles Dutton
Alien³
[ 1992 ] Leonard Dillon
The Distinguished Gentleman
[ 1992 ] Elijah Hawkins
Menace II Society
[ 1993 ] Mr. Butler
Rudy
[ 1993 ] Fortune
A Low Down Dirty Shame
[ 1994 ] Rothmiller
Foreign Student
[ 1994 ] HowlinWolf Charles Dutton
Surviving the Game
[ 1994 ] Walter Cole Charles Dutton
Nick of Time
[ 1995 ] Huey
Cry, the Beloved Country
[ 1995 ] John Kumalo
Get on the Bus
[ 1996 ] George
A Time to Kill
[ 1996 ] Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Mimic
[ 1997 ] Leonard
Black Dog
[ 1998 ] Ford Charles Dutton
Blind Faith
[ 1998 ] Charles Williams
Cookie's Fortune
[ 1999 ] Willis Richland
Random Hearts
[ 1999 ] Alcee
Eye See You
[ 2002 ] Hendricks
Gothika
[ 2003 ] Dr. Dougl Grey
Secret Window
[ 2004 ] Ken Karsch
Against the Ropes
[ 2004 ] Felix Reynolds
The L.A. Riot Spectacular
[ 2005 ] The Mayor Charles Dutton
The Third Nail
[ 2007 ] Sydney
Honeydripper
[ 2007 ] Maceo
The Express
[ 2008 ] WilliePopsDavis
American Violet
[ 2008 ] Reverend Sanders Charles Dutton
Fame
[ 2009 ] Mr. James Dowd
The Gift
[ 2010 ] Dad Powell
Legion
[ 2010 ] Percy Walker
Bad Ass
[ 2012 ] Panther
LUV
[ 2012 ] Cofield
Least Among Saints
[ 2012 ] George
The Obama Effect
[ 2012 ] John Thom
A Very Larry Christmas
[ 2013 ] Alberic
The Monkey's Paw
[ 2013 ] Detective Margolis
Comeback Dad
[ 2014 ] Othell
Android Cop
[ 2014 ] Mayor Jacobs
What Lola Wants
[ 2015 ] Cop
Carter High
[ 2015 ] Coach James
The Perfect Guy
[ 2015 ] Roger

Charles S. Dutton TV Shows

House
Rodney Foreman
Longmire
Detective Fales
Miami Vice
Ed McCain, Lieutenant Pearson
Roc
Roc Emerson
Threshold
J.T. Baylock
Without a Trace
Chet Collins

Charles S. Dutton Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Charles S. Dutton, The Piano Lesson


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Charles S. DuttonPiano Lesson


winner
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Charles S. DuttonPiano Lesson

Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Charles S. Dutton , The Piano Lesson


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Charles S. Dutton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Charles S. Dutton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Charles S. Dutton News


THE PIANO LESSON Broadway Revival Officially Recoups

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson which concluded its Broadway engagement on January 29, 2023, has officially recouped its investment.
The Ritz Theatre Company to Present August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM This Month

Don't miss the riveting production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at The Ritz Theatre Company. Explore themes of rage, racism, self-hatred, and exploitation in this powerful drama.
Photos: First Look: Tanea Renee As 'Billie Holiday' In Baltimore Center Stage's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL 

Baltimore’s own Tanea Renee has returned to the stage as Billie Holiday in a new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Baltimore Center Stage.  See photos from the production.
Tanea Renee to Star as 'Billie Holiday' in Baltimore Center Stage's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL

Get ready to be transported into the world of Billie Holiday as Baltimore Center Stage presents Tanea Renee in the exclusive limited engagement of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Don't miss the chance to witness the triumphs and heartbreaks of Billie Holiday's life through her unforgettable music.
Video: WORKING IN THE THEATRE Docuseries Spotlights THE PIANO LESSON

The hit Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson is featured in the latest episode of “Working in the Theatre” with director LaTanya Richardson Jackson and set designer Beowulf Boritt. The episode features exclusive interviews and discussion on their collaboration on August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.
Danielle Deadwyler & More Join Samuel L. Jackson & John David Washington in THE PIANO LESSON Film Adaptation

Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington will reprise their Broadway performances in the upcoming film adaptation of The Piano Lesson, which is currently set for a Netflix premiere. Malcolm Washington will direct the upcoming feature, which will also include Danielle Deadwyler, Michael Potts, Corey Hawkins, and Ray Fisher.
THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives. See how to purchase tickets to The Piano Lesson, and more!
THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance

On January 29, the Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson concludes its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, having played 27 previews and 124 regular performances. The production is the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway and the highest grossing Wilson production on Broadway ever.
Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian

The titular prop piano in the hit Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture after the culmination of the production’s recently-extended run.
THE PIANO LESSON Becomes Highest Grossing August Wilson Play on Broadway in History

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson has officially become the highest grossing Wilson play on Broadway in history.
Trai Byers to Play Final Performance in THE PIANO LESSON This Month

Casting changes have been announced through the end of the extended run of The Piano Lesson on Broadway, which concludes on January 29, 2023. See how to purchase tickets and more.
THE PIANO LESSON Might Transfer to the West End in 2023

According to a tweet from Deadline Hollywood columnist and International Editor at Large Baz Bamigboye, rumour has it that The Piano Lesson starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks could transfer to the West End in 2023.
Photos: Reverend Al Sharpton Surprises Samuel L. Jackson With Birthday Cake at THE PIANO LESS

Last night, December 21, at the hit Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson, Reverend Al Sharpton surprised star Samuel L. Jackson on his birthday with a cake at the curtain call. Check out photos from the evening here!
Photos: Taraji P. Henson and Natasha Lyonne Visit THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway

Natasha Lyonne, who starred with The Piano Lesson's Danielle Brooks in Orange is the New Black, and Taraji P. Henson visited the cast of The Piano Lesson backstage after seeing the play on Broadway last week. The Piano Lesson is currently scheduled to run through January 29, 2023. Check out the photos here!
Photos: David Hyde Pierce Visits THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway

Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce visited the cast of The Piano Lesson backstage after seeing the play on Broadway this week. The Piano Lesson is currently scheduled to run through January 2023.
THE PIANO LESSON Extended Through January 2023

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be extended by popular demand -- through January 29, 2023. The Piano Lesson remains the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway.
THE PIANO LESSON Announces General Rush and Digital Lottery Policies

The general rush and digital lottery policies have been announced for the Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.
Photos: Stars Arrive at THE PIANO LESSON Opening Night

The best of Broadway was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Thursday, where The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the arrivals and you can check out photos of Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more on the red carpet below!
Photos: THE PIANO LESSON Company Celebrates Opening Night

The best of Broadway was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos of the company on the red carpet below!
Photos: THE PIANO LESSON Cast Takes Opening Night Bows

The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Thursday, October 13th.

Charles S. Dutton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Charles S. Dutton been in?

Charles S. Dutton has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Charles S. Dutton been in?

Charles S. Dutton has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Charles S. Dutton been nominated for?

Charles S. Dutton has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Piano Lesson, Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Piano Lesson, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

What awards has Charles S. Dutton won?

Charles S. Dutton has won the following awards: Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Piano Lesson," Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production at the Olivier Awards for "Piano Lesson," and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

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