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Cicely Tyson

 
Bio:
Cicely Tyson won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Best known for her ground-breaking double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in "The Autobiography of Miss ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Cicely Tyson won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Best known for her ground-breaking double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in "The Autobiography of Miss ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Fonsia Dorsey
  [Broadway]
2013
Carrie Watts
  [Broadway]
1983
Miss Moffat
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1969
Rev. Marion Alexander
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
1968
Myrna Jessup
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Rev. Marion Alexander
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Joan
  [Broadway]
1962
Celeste Chipley
Performer (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Stephanie Virtue Diop
  [Broadway]
1960
Girl
  [Broadway]
1959
Jolly Rivers (Understudy)

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Fonsia Dorsey

  [Broadway]
2013
Carrie Watts

  [Broadway]
1983
Miss Moffat

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1969
Rev. Marion Alexander

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
1968
Myrna Jessup

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Rev. Marion Alexander

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Joan

  [Broadway]
1962
Celeste Chipley

Performer (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Stephanie Virtue Diop

  [Broadway]
1960
Girl

  [Broadway]
1959
Jolly Rivers (Understudy)

Cicely Tyson Biography

Cicely Tyson won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version.

Best known for her ground-breaking double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," Miss Tyson was also nominated for an Academy Award for Sounder. She then received her third Emmy Award for "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" and was also nominated for her performances in "Roots," "King," "Sweet Justice," "The Marva Collins Story" and "A Lesson Before Dying".

Her many film credits include the upcoming Showing Roots, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Fried Green Tomatoes, Because of Winn-Dixie, Hoodlum, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Why Did I Get Married Too?, The Help, Alex Cross. Broadway credits include The Corn Is Green, Trumpets of the Lord, A Hand Is On The Gate, Cool World and Jolly's Progress.

Off-Broadway, she appeared in the long-running production of Jean Genet's The Blacks. Miss Tyson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1995, a middle school in East Orange, NJ was named for her. Following Miss Tyson's involvement in 2009, she was able to open a new $143 million state-of-the-art kindergarten through High School renamed the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts.

In 2018, Tyson received an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2016, Tyson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Tyson has been a champion of civil liberties for decades and has been a recipient of top honors from the NAACP and the Kennedy Center.

Cicely Tyson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Cicely Tyson, The Gin Game
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Urie, Shows for Days
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1962 - Best Performanc Gold Star
Cicely TysonMoon on a Rainbow Shawl

Cicely Tyson News

Dolly Parton Presents Dan Rather with Peabody Career Achievement Award Photo Dolly Parton Presents Dan Rather with Peabody Career Achievement Award
by Michael Major - May 17, 2022

Dan Rather, the award-winning journalist whose career has spanned six decades, has won the Peabody Career Achievement Award.  Dolly Parton presented Rather with the honor this morning via video. Rather, who has interviewed every president since Eisenhower, was the CBS national evening news anchor from 1981-2006.

B. Moore Dance Returns To The Stage With 'i am magic' Photo B. Moore Dance Returns To The Stage With 'i am magic'
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

B. MOORE DANCE returns to the stage, May 27-29, 2022 for exhilarating performances of a World Premiere, i am magic, at Addison Theatre Centre, Friday/Saturday, 8:00 PM and Sunday, 3:00 PM.

Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall Photo Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale will continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). On Monday, June 20 at 8pm, Seth welcomes platinum recording artist and star of stage and screen Vanessa Williams.

Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & Linda Powell Join Will Swenson Led A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE Photo Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & Linda Powell Join Will Swenson Led A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Additional casting and the design team have been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street).

Meet the Cast of POTUS Photo Meet the Cast of POTUS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Selina Fillinger's new Broadway comedy POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, officially begins previews tonight, April 14. Meet the cast!

All-Black Female Army Battalion Will Be the Subject of New Musical 6888 From Blair Un Photo All-Black Female Army Battalion Will Be the Subject of New Musical 6888 From Blair Underwood
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion were given the daunting task of sorting and routed an overwhelming backlog of more than 17 million pieces of mail. Led by Major Charity Adams, their motto was 'No Mail, Low Morale.'

Broadway's Cort Theatre Will Be Renamed After James Earl Jones Photo Broadway's Cort Theatre Will Be Renamed After James Earl Jones
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022

The Shubert Organization, Inc., will rename the 110-year-old Cort Theatre to the James Earl Jones Theatre, in recognition of Mr. Jones’s lifetime  of immense contributions to Broadway and the entire artistic community. 

Selina Fillinger's POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KE Photo Selina Fillinger's POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 1, 2022

Broadway’s uproarious new comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world, POTUS begins previews at the Shubert Theatre on Thursday, April 14, 2022, with an official Opening Night of Monday, May 9, 2022, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14, 2022.

NAACP Image Awards Announces First Round Of Winners During Non-Televised Virtual Exp Photo NAACP Image Awards Announces First Round Of Winners During Non-Televised Virtual Experience
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2022

Tonight, the NAACP kicked-off night one of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards announcing the first round of winners in the non-televised award categories, which included literary, podcast, and youth activist of the year awards.

Paul Shaffer Will Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wharton Institute Photo Paul Shaffer Will Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will honor world-renowned singer, composer, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the ‚ÄĚTogether We Celebrate‚ÄĚ Annual Gala.

Cicely Tyson Videos

Flashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP  VideoFlashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

In recognizing the recent passing of legendary actress Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood joins Center Theatre Group to reflect on his performing alongside her and Vanessa Williams at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2014 in ‚ÄúThe Trip to Bountiful‚ÄĚ by Horton Foote.

Video Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in VideoVideo Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in 2014
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

Center Theatre Group is curating a collection of scenes from some of their most beloved productions for your viewing pleasure.

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for New Drama CHERISH THE DAY VideoVIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for New Drama CHERISH THE DAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the premiere date and official trailer for its new original anthology drama¬†‚ÄúCherish the Day,‚Ä̬†created and executive produced by¬†Emmy winner/Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay¬†(‚ÄúQueen Sugar,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWhen They See Us‚ÄĚ). ‚ÄúCherish the Day‚ÄĚ is set for a two-night premiere on¬†Tuesday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, February 12 at¬†8 p.m. ET/PT. Tuesday night's premiere will be presented with limited commercials by Toyota Highlander. The eight-episode chapter will continue to air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for Tyler Perry's A FALL FROM GRACE VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for Tyler Perry's A FALL FROM GRACE
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace.  Disheartened since her ex-husband's affair, Grace Waters (Crystal Fox) feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace's vulnerable side turns violent.

VIDEO: OWN Shares First-Look Teaser for CHERISH THE DAY VideoVIDEO: OWN Shares First-Look Teaser for CHERISH THE DAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the first-look teaser trailer for its new original anthology drama¬†‚ÄúCherish the Day,‚Ä̬†created and executive produced by¬†Emmy¬ģ¬†winner/Academy Award¬ģ-nominee Ava DuVernay¬†(‚ÄúQueen Sugar,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWhen They See Us‚ÄĚ). ‚ÄúCherish the Day,‚ÄĚ which is set for a February 2020 premiere on OWN, is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.¬†Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes (‚ÄúQueen Sugar‚ÄĚ), Tanya Hamilton (‚ÄúQueen Sugar,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúNight Catches Us‚ÄĚ), and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers.¬†

VIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHER VideoVIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHER
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2019

For decades, the world's most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians have turned to a single man for advice during the most pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including Grammy Award¬ģ winners, Hall of Famers, a Heavyweight Champion of the World and two U.S. Presidents. That man is Clarence Avant.

BWW TV: Cuba Takes Broadway! Meet CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Cuba Gooding Jr. VideoBWW TV: Cuba Takes Broadway! Meet CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Cuba Gooding Jr.
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 19, 2018

All Cuba Gooding Jr. cares about is love... at least through November 18. That's because the Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee will step into the role of Billy Flynn, beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Broadway's Chicago. He reprises his role as Billy Flynn after originating the part and making his West End stage debut earlier this year in the new 2018 London production of Chicago, currently playing at The Phoenix Theatre.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 8- Condola Rashad Hits the 2017 Tony Red Carpet! VideoVIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 8- Condola Rashad Hits the 2017 Tony Red Carpet!
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2018

On Day 8, we celebrate Best Leading Actress in a Play nominee, Condola Rashad, who is being recognized for her work in the religious drama, Saint Joan.

Photo Flash: 68th Annual Emmy Award Red Carpet Photo Coverage
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 18, 2016

The 68th Annual Emmy Awards are being held today at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on ABC at 8PM ET. Prior to the ceremony itself, stars of both the large and small screens turned out in their red carpet best. Check out the photos below!

VIDEO: Watch All-New HOUSE OF CARDS Season 4 Trailer!
by - Feb 11, 2016

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return in the new season of HOUSE OF CARDS, premiering Friday, March 4 on the Netflix streaming service. Watch an all-new season 4 trailer below!


Cicely Tyson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cicely Tyson been in?
Cicely Tyson has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Cicely Tyson been in?
Cicely Tyson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Cicely Tyson been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gin Game , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Shows for Days , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Trip to Bountiful , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Trip to Bountiful , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Trip to Bountiful Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Trip to Bountiful and Best Performanc (Drama Desk Awards) for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl .

What awards has Cicely Tyson won?
Best Performanc (Drama Desk Awards) for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl.