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Chuck Cooper

Date of Birth: November 08, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

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Chuck won the Tony Award for his performance in Cy Coleman's The Life. He has been featured in 15 Broadway shows in every theatrical genre from Shakespeare to musical comedy. His most recent guest starring TV appearances include "Bull," "Power," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards" and "Madam Secretary." Other awards: Lucille Lortel Award, San Diego Critics' Circle Award, Audelco Award and two Drama Desk nominations. His favorite role is Eddie, Alex and Lilli's father. He is gratefully married to playwright Deborah Brevoort.

Chuck Cooper Photos


Sheldon Forrester

Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020

Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2019
Papa Mizner

Shakespeare In the Park, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2019
Headmaster Marrow

[New York]
MasterVoices Production, 2017
Matthew Fulton

Original Broadway Production, 2017

[New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016
Harry Trevor/Baptista

Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2016

Encores Concert Production, 2016
The Head Man

[New York]
New York City Center Gala Concert, 2015
Pawnee Bill

Mr. Wilson

Original Broadway Production, 2015

World Premiere Production, 2014

Lincoln Center Production, 2014
Langston Hughes

Max Siegel

Charles Gilpin


Broadway Revival, 2013
Lord Capulet

Signature Theatre Company, 2012
Wining Boy

Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2010

Broadway Revival, 2009
Bill Rawkins

Benefit Concert, 2005
Uncle Billy


Original Broadway Production, 2005

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles


Broadway Transfer, 2004

The Dryer

The Bus

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
The Dryer/The Bus

The Dryer/The Bus

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Jaguar Senior/Dregster Dupree

Jaguar Senior/Dregster Dupree

Frank Schaeffer

Encores! Concert, 1998

Original Broadway Production, 1997

Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1996
Dan Gerard (Standby)

Capt Jabali Abdul LaRouche

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lieutenant Torasso (Understudy) [Replacement]

Fosca's Father (Understudy) [Replacement]

Lieutenant Barri (Understudy) [Replacement]

Major Rizzolli (Understudy) [Replacement]

Private Augenti (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994

Adam [Replacement]

Adam (Understudy)

Man 1 (Break)/ Man (Agnes)/ Man in Dirty Dungarees (Eulogy for Mister Hamm)/ Cabbie (Lucky Nurse)

Showcase, 1990


Original Broadway Production, 1983
Brother Boxer

Brother Boxer (elder of the church)

Isaac/Blind John/Abner/Bert

Chuck Cooper Movies

[1989]Collision Course Drag Race Psenger

[1992]Malcolm X Customer

[1994]North Umpire

[1995]Sweet Nothing Mark the Cop

[1996]The Juror Stockbroker

[1997]The Peacemaker NYPD Cop

[1999]The Opportunists Arnon Morris

[1999]The Hurricane Earl Martin

[1999]Gloria Male Guard

[2000]Our Song Benjamin

[2002]Three Days of Rain Jim

[2004]Downtown: A Street Tale Sergeant Williams

[2006]A Crime Will

[2006]Find Me Guilty James Whington

[2006]The Immaculate Misconception Butch

[2007]Noise Judge Gibson

[2007]American Gangster Private Doctor

[2007]Evening Ray

[2007]Chapter 27 Cabbie

[2010]Boy Wonder Bill Baldwin

[2013]Chasing Taste Noah, Owner of Luke's Lobster

[2013]Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Chauncey Eskridge

[2014]Romeo and Juliet Lord Capulet

[2016]The Karma Club Dr. Brock

[2018]A Vigilante Lawyer

[2019]The Public's Much Ado About Nothing Leonato

[2021]Vacation Friends Larry

[2021]tick, tick... BOOM! Sunday Legend #1

Chuck Cooper TV Shows

100 Centre Street Charlie the Bridgeman

Gossip Girl Horace Rogers

House of Cards Barney Hull

Law & Order Judge Lester Poole, Rolando August, Walters' Attorney

NYPD Blue Lowell Griffin, Bus Driver

Power Rev. Maverick Macedon, Reverend Macedon, Reverend Maverick Macedon

Chuck Cooper Videos

Chuck Cooper News

Tatiana Wechsler, Ian Gallagher & More to Star in BLOCKED, A New Musical Industry Presentation

TheaterWorksUSA will present an invite-only Industry presentation of the new musical BLOCKED, A New Musical with a book by Sinead Daly and music and lyrics by Ben Wexler on June 8 & 9, 2023.

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present Virtual Fundraiser TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR VOICES!

Theater Resources Unlimited will present a virtual evening of awareness featuring five short new plays that speak to social issues that affect us all.

Chuck Cooper, Cady Huffman, and More to Appear at TRUSPEAK: HEAR OUR VOICES! Virtual Benefit Gala in June

Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) has announced the star-studded cast of  TRUSPEAK… HEAR OUR VOICES!, an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 30 years.

TheaterWorksUSA to Receive NEA Grant for its Production of DOT DOT DOT: A New Musical

TheaterWorksUSA has been approved for a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development, world premiere production, and tour of DOT DOT DOT: A New Musical.

10 Videos Showcasing the Cast of THE ASA HONORS LILLIAS WHITE at Chelsea Table + Stage

This year, that recipient is the Tony Award winner Lillias White, who will be honored on May 22nd in a glitzy gala filled with show business greats.

Lillias White To Be Honored By The ASA In Gala at Chelsea Table + Stage On May 22nd

Tony Award winner Lillias White has been chosen by the American Songbook Association to receive the second annual Darrell Henline Award during a star-studded gala to occur at Chelsea Table + Stage on May 22nd at 7 pm

Photos: TheaterWorksUSA Performs at The White House Easter Egg Roll

TheaterWorksUSA performed at The White House Easter Egg  Roll on April 10, 2023.  Check out photos here!

CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at TheaterWorkUSA This Summer

Following the success of Dog Man: The Musical, TheaterWorkUSA’s new musical adaptation of  Dav Pilkey’s acclaimed and bestselling Cat Kid Comic Club series will debut at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Jason Robert Brown, Lillias White, Sutton Foster, and More Set For TheaterWorksUSA Spring Benefit

TheaterWorksUSA, currently presenting the hit family show Dog Man The Musical at New World Stages, will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 24 (cocktails begin at 6 PM) at The Current at Chelsea Piers. 

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of PARADE

Parade is back on Broadway! The revival, starring Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden, opened last night, March 16, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out our photos of attendees Sara Bareilles, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jeremy Jordan, Rachel Zegler, and more as they walk the red carpet here!

Celebrate Spring With AWCommunity Day: Sports, Arts, and Entertainment

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center invites you to join in for the Spring edition of AWCommunity Day, a fun-filled day of sports, arts, and entertainment. The event will take place on March 18th from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Center. This quarterly event is sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan.

Photos: Stars Gather to Honor Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Scott Ellis, and Black Theatre United at Roundabout Gala

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company celebrated its 2023 Gala honoring Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Scott Ellis, and Black Theatre United. Check out photos from the red carpet!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of BLACK ODYSSEY at Classic Stage Company

Check out photos from opening night of Marcus Gardley's black odyssey at Classic Stage Company!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL At New World Stages

TheaterWorksUSA has announced the cast and creative team for Dog Man: The Musical  as its returns to New York.  See how to purchase tickets!

Matt Rauch, Tina Benko & More to Star in DISRUPTION Readings at Open Jar Studios

DISRUPTION, a new play written by Andrew Stein and directed by Hersh Ellis will have two special reading presentations on Thursday, February 16 at 12:00PM and 3:00PM at Open Jar Studios.

DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL Limited Run to Open at New World Stages in March

TheaterWorksUSA  will bring  Dog Man: The Musical  back to New York, beginning its limited eight-week run on  March 4  through April 30 at New World Stages.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE COLLABORATION Ahead of Cancelled Performance

Last night, shortly before the show was about to begin, the official opening night of The Collaboration was cancelled due to a case of Covid-19 in the cast detected during pre-show testing. However, the red carpet was still held prior to the announcement. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

TheaterWorksUSA & The Apollo to Present Staged Reading of New Musical LONG WAY DOWN

 TheaterWorksUSA in association with The Apollo, will present an invite only staged reading of Jason Reynolds’ New York Times best-selling young adult novel Long Way Down in a compelling new musical by Dahlak Brathwaite and Khiyon Hursey, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin on November 21 at Pearl Studios.   

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!


Chuck Cooper has appeared on Broadway in 18 shows.

Chuck Cooper has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Trouble in Mind , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trouble in Mind , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Trouble in Mind , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Choir Boy , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Piano Lesson , Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for The Piano Lesson Best Featured Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Life and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life .

Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for The Piano Lessonand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life.

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