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Clifton Davis

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He's thrilled to originate the Sultan on in Aladdin on Broadway. He's been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 04, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He's thrilled to originate the Sultan on in Aladdin on Broadway. He's been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere Musical, 2019
Mr. Bennet
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Sultan
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
Doctor Dillamond [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Wates
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1979
Thomas
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1971
Valentine
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Valentine
  [Off-Broadway]
1971
Valentine
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
1970
Roger Porter
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Political Man
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Jerry
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Ensemble [Replacement]
Cornelius Hackl (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1978
Joey Evans

Photos

From L-R: Delphi Borich (Lydia Bennet), Clifton Davis (Mr. Bennet), Manna Nichols (Ja Photo

From L-R: Delphi Borich (Lydia Bennet), Clifton Davis (Mr. Bennet), Manna Nichols (Jane Bennet), Katie Dixon (Kitty Bennet), Olivia Hernandez (Elizabeth Bennet), and Michele Ragusa (Mrs. Bennet) in Austen's Pride - Photo Credit Tracy Martin

From: 
Date:
10/22/2019
From L-R: Delphi Borich (Lydia Bennet), Clifton Davis (Mr. Bennet), Manna Nichols (Ja Photo

From L-R: Delphi Borich (Lydia Bennet), Clifton Davis (Mr. Bennet), Manna Nichols (Jane Bennet), Katie Dixon (Kitty Bennet), Olivia Hernandez (Elizabeth Bennet), and Michele Ragusa (Mrs. Bennet) in Austen's Pride - Photo Credit Tracy Martin

From: 
Date:
10/22/2019
Dennis Stowe, Clifton Davis, Donald Jones, Jr. and Jaz Sealey Photo

Dennis Stowe, Clifton Davis, Donald Jones, Jr. and Jaz Sealey

From: 
Date:
09/27/2014

 

Stage

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Sultan

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

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Wates

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1979
Thomas

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1971
Valentine

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Valentine

  [Off-Broadway]
1971
Valentine

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer

Performer

  [Broadway]
1970
Roger Porter

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Political Man

  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Jerry

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Ensemble [Replacement]

Cornelius Hackl (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1978
Joey Evans

Clifton Davis Biography

Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He's thrilled to originate the Sultan on in Aladdin on Broadway. He's been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, Soldiers of Change and Halloweentown High. TV: "Amen," "That's My Mama" and many more! Davis hosts on TBN and is a father, grandfather and minister. Thanks to my wife, Monica, and Headline Talent Agency.

Clifton Davis Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Clifton Davis, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Theatre World Awards - 1971 - Performance Gold Star
Clifton Davis, Do It Again

Clifton Davis News

WICKED's Live Lottery Will Return This Summer Photo WICKED's Live Lottery Will Return This Summer
by Team BWW - Jun 16, 2022

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 Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/28: POTUS and MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Reviews, MACBETH Photos, and More!
by - Apr 28, 2022

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 Cas Photo Talia Suskauer, Cleavant Derricks, James D. Gish, and More Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

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 O Photo BWW Review: Impressive Cast Brings Renewed Energy to Latest WICKED National Tour at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Feb 15, 2022

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 Photo Lisa Howard Will Join The National Tour Of WICKED as Madame Morrible
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

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 Photo Eric Michael Gillett & Carole Demas to Present JOYFUL SPIRITS This December
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

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 Photo VIDEO: Ciara Renée in the Trailer for A SHOT THROUGH THE WALL
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021

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.

BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA Photo BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2021

From November 18th-21st, Judson Theatre Company will be presenting a new holiday comedy by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin titled YES, VIRGINIA at Owens Auditorium inside the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center. Actress Arnetia Walker stars in the production opposite Mindy Sterling. She has appeared on Broadway in THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAISIN, THE WIZ, and DREAMGIRLS. Her TV credits include: QUANTUM LEAP, NURSES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, MAD ABOUT YOU, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE, JUST SHOOT ME!, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TOUCHED BY AN ANGLE, CITY OF ANGELS, JUDGING AMY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and DYNASTY. Her film credits include: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME, SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, LOVE CRIMES, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, and COLLEGE ROAD TRIP. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about all of this and more.

Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Returns This Wednesday Photo Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Returns This Wednesday
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021

The 73rd episode of Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party will air on Wednesday, November 3 at 7pm ET, and will feature lively chat and performances by country music star Cooper Alan, Broadway/Television actress Linda Purl, Broadway leading man and Studio Tenn Artistic Director Patrick Cassidy, swinging jazz duo Logan Benedetto & Joe Monseur, and drag phenomenon The Mother Birdie.

LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN Begins Second Season with Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Show Octob Photo LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN Begins Second Season with Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Show October 22
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 20, 2021

After a successful year providing streaming shows for lucky fans worldwide, LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN returns for year two.

Clifton Davis Videos

VIDEO: First Look at AUSTEN'S PRIDE at 5th Avenue Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at AUSTEN'S PRIDE at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis lead the cast of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more!

Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, recently welcomed new Broadway cast members Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Major Attaway (Genie). Scroll down for a first look at them onstage, plus learn more about Leung as he steps into the title role in the video below!

VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pulls a Fast One On Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2016

Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum got more than they wished for while posing for pictures with the Genie from ALADDIN on Broadway. I

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Trevor Dion Nicholas Wishes Fans a Merry Christmas!
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2015

Trevor Dion Nicholas, who will soon star as The Genie in ALADDIN in London, takes a stroll through Times Square for a new video wishing fans a Merry Christmas. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN Stars Whip Up Christmas Medley to Warm Your Heart
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

Broadway's ALADDIN stars Courtney Reed, Nathan Lucrezio, Jaz Sealey and Angelo Soriano put together a medley of all your favorite Christmas songs. Warm your heart for the holidays and watch the clever video below!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed Cover Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2015

Watch Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, stars of Broadway's Aladdin, bring their own twist to Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' for Disney Sessions. Click below to hear their duet, and follow this link to see ALADDIN co-star Jonathan Freeman's Disney villains medley!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Jonathan Freeman Channels Jafar, Ursula, Cruella and Oogie Boogie in Disney Villains Medley
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2015

Watch Jonathan Freeman, star of Broadway's ALADDIN and Disney's original 'Jafar', perform a special Disney Villains Medley for Oh My Disney. Click below to hear him channel the Sultan's evil advisor, Ursula from THE LITTLE MERMAID, 101 DALMATIANS' Cruella de Vil, and Oogie Boogie from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

VIDEO: ALADDIN's Courtney Reed Shares Adorable Cover of FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2015

ALADDIN star Courtney Reed left the warm breezes of Agrabah for the cold winds of Arendelle in an all-new music video she made as a tribute to her sister and nieces.


Clifton Davis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Clifton Davis been in?
Clifton Davis has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Clifton Davis been in?
Clifton Davis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Clifton Davis been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Do It Again .

What awards has Clifton Davis won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Veronaand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Do It Again.