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Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Clifton Davis, the Tony and Grammy nominated veteran actor is thrilled to reprise the role of Doctor Dillamond. Among Davis’ eight Broadway shows, he originated the role of “Sultan” in Aladdin and “Valentine” in Two Gentlemen of Verona. TV Series Regulars/Recurring: “Madam Secretary,” “Godfather of Harlem,” “Amen.” Additional: “New Amsterdam,” “Blue Bloods,” “Billions.” Special thanks to his wife Monica and Headline Talent Agency.

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[Regional (US)]
World Premiere Musical, 2019
Mr. Bennet

Original Broadway Production, 2014

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
Doctor Dillamond [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Doctor Dillamond [Replacement]


Closed on the road, 1979

Broadway Transfer, 1971

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971


Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971


Roger Porter

Political Man

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968


Original Broadway Production, 1964
Ensemble [Replacement]

Cornelius Hackl (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1978
Joey Evans

Clifton Davis Movies

[1972]Together for Days Gus

[1974]Lost in the Stars Absalom

[1977]Scott Joplin Chauvin

[1999]Any Given Sunday Mayor Tyrone Smalls

[2001]Kingdom Come Charles Winslow

[2001]Max Keeble's Big Move Supt. BobbyCrazy LegsKnebworth

[2001]The Painting Thom Ayers

[2002]The Climb Cheryl's Dad

[2006]The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2 Rev. Joe Clark

[2007]Cover D.A. Simmons

[2013]God's Amazing Grace... Is Just A Prayer Away Wilbert Richardson

[2016]Prayer Never Fails Michael Brown

[2020]A Shot Through the Wall Deputy Chief Bill Walker

[2022]Whealthy and Wise Dr. Rafael Mendes, PhD

[2022]We Are Gathered Here Today Joe Wyatt

Clifton Davis TV Shows

Amen Reverend Reuben Gregory

Billions Judge Wailand

Godfather of Harlem Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Madam Secretary Ephraim Ware

Police Story Ed Webber, Mark Randolph

That's My Mama Clifton Curtis

Clifton Davis Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 1971 - Performance

Clifton Davis, Do It Again

Clifton Davis Videos

Clifton Davis News

ALADDIN on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Aladdin on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Photos: Go Inside Al Hirschfeld's 120th Birthday Celebration at The Museum of Broadway

Check out photos from The Museum of Broadway's event celebrating Al Hirschfeld’s 120th birthday!

Mamie Parris, Beth Leavel & More to Star in AUSTEN'S PRIDE in Concert at Carnegie Hall

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will star as Jane Austen in the one-night-only concert presentation of the new musical Austen’s Pride at the prestigious Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

AUSTEN'S PRIDE Will Play One-Night-Only Concert at Carnegie Hall

Producer R. Erin Craig has announced that the new musical Austen's Pride will play a one-night-only concert engagement at the prestigious Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 8 PM. Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs and orchestrations by Amanda Jacobs, Austen's Pride is directed by Igor Goldin with musical direction by Matt Perri, who will also conduct the evening, and choreography by Lisa Shriver.

Photos: WICKED Star Brittney Johnson Debuts Her Nightclub Act At Birdland Jazz

On May 1, Birdland welcomed former Wicked star Brittney Johnson to their stage with her debut nightclub act, titled 'Ripple Effect”. See photos from inside the show!

Photo: Get a First Look at McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda in WICKED

Get a first look at McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda in WICKED on Broadway! Her first performance at the Gershwin Theater will be Tuesday February 14.

John Dossett, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and William Youmans Join WICKED This Spring

Wicked will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. Tony Award-nominee John Dossett will take over the role of The Wizard, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, last seen on Broadway in Girl from the North Country, will assume the role of Nessarose, and William Youmans, the original Dr. Dillamond, will reprise his role and return to the halls of Shiz University.

Alyssa Fox to Take Over as Elphaba in WICKED Beginning in March

Alyssa Fox will take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre beginning Tuesday, March 7th. See how to purchase tickets!

McKenzie Kurtz to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Glinda' in February

McKenzie Kurtz will join the cast of WICKED at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre, taking over the role of Glinda beginning Tuesday, February 14. See how to purchase tickets!

Michele Pawk Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED, and Michael Wartella Returns!

Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk will join the cast of Wicked at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, taking over the role of Madame Morrible beginning Monday, December 12.  Michael Wartella returned to the role of Boq, starting performances last evening, November 15.

Wake Up With BWW 8/10: 1776 Casting, Jane Lynch to Depart FUNNY GIRL Early, and More!

Top stories include complete casting for 1776 on Broadway! The cast includes Crystal Lucas-Perry, Carolee Carmello, Elizabeth A. Davis, and more. Plus, Jane Lynch will depart Funny Girl earlier than planned, The Kite Runner will require masks for Friday performances, and more.

Photos: Talia Suskauer, Cleavant Derricks, Mikayla Renfrow & More Join WICKED On Broadway

See all new photos of the cast of WICKED on Broadway in action! The current company includes Talia Suskauer as Elphaba, Brittney Johnson as Glinda, Sharon Sachs as Madame Morrible, Jordan Barrow as Boq, Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks as The Wizard, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis as Doctor Dillamond, and Broadway newcomer Mikayla Renfrow as Nessarose.

Photos: Go Inside Broadway Barks with Bernadette Peters & More!

Over the past 23 years, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway's spotlight and the hearts of all who come to Broadway Barks, which returned to Shubert Alley for the 24th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event, the first in-person event since 2018. Check out photos from inside Broadway Barks 2022!

WICKED's Live Lottery Will Return This Summer

Good news! The Broadway blockbuster WICKED has announced that the Live Lottery will return to the Gershwin Theatre for Summer 2022. Broadway’s only in-person lottery will open two and a half hours before each performance begins in the Gershwin Theatre breezeway.

Wake Up With BWW 4/28: POTUS and MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Reviews, MACBETH Photos, and More!

Yesterday, POTUS and Mr. Saturday Night both officially opened on Broadway. Read the reviews here! Plus, new casting announced for Wicked, go inside rehearsal for Into The Woods at Encores!, and more!

Talia Suskauer, Cleavant Derricks, James D. Gish, and More Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED This Summer

Find out when the new cast will join Wicked the Musical on Broadway. Talia Suskauer will assume the role of Elphaba; Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks will take over the role of The Wizard; James D. Gish will become the production's new Fiyero; Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis will step into the role of Doctor Dillamond; and Broadway newcomer Mikayla Renfrow will assume the role of Nessarose.

BWW Review: Impressive Cast Brings Renewed Energy to Latest WICKED National Tour at OC's Segerstrom Center

What better way to ease ourselves back (again) to live theater than with a tried-and-true bonafide hit like the musical WICKED, the 19-year-old global stage phenomenon now back for a nice, long stay in Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through March 6, 2022. Still as vibrant, as thrilling, and as emotionally satisfying as ever, the show boasts a pair of impressive leading ladies that give fresh new life to these memorable characters. Lovely bonus: a trio of Broadway vets are along in supporting roles, too!  

Lisa Howard Will Join The National Tour Of WICKED as Madame Morrible

Lisa Howard will take over the role of Madame Morrible in the National Tour of WICKED, beginning performances tomorrow February 1, 2022 at Centennial Hall in Tucson, AZ. 

Eric Michael Gillett & Carole Demas to Present JOYFUL SPIRITS This December

Legendary Broadway/TV star Carole Demas and fellow Broadway and TV star Eric Michael Gillett are together at last, performing a variety of their favorite songs, lifting your holiday heart with their festive cabaret/concert, Joyful Spirits, Live and On Demand. 

VIDEO: Ciara Renée in the Trailer for A SHOT THROUGH THE WALL

After an accidental shooting of an innocent Black man in Brooklyn, Chinese-American police officer Mike Tan must wade through his profound guilt as he attempts to navigate the complicated worlds of media, justice, and racial politics. The film stars Kenny Leu, Ciara Renee, Clifton Davis, Lynn Chen, and more.


Clifton Davis has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Clifton Davis has not appeared in the West End

Clifton Davis has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his role in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." Additionally, he received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for his work in "Do It Again."

Clifton Davis has won the following awards: - Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Two Gentlemen of Verona" - Theatre World Award for Outstanding Performance for "Do It Again"

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