Colman Domingo

Birth Place: Philadephia, PA, USA

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Colman Domingo BIO

A 2021 Film Independent Spirit, NAACP, SAG and Critics Choice Award nominee for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Colman Domingo is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated actor, director, writer and producer. Colman has recently received his Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Ursinus College. He is a Juilliard School Creative Associate and on faculty of the Yale School of Drama.

He has starred in some of the most profound films in recent years such as Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, Steven Spielbergs' Lincoln, Lee Daniel's The Butler, Ava DuVernay's Selma and Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation. He stars in the upcoming films, Jordan Peele's Candyman and Janicza Bravo's Zola. He stars on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead for seven seasons and guest stars on HBO's Euphoria as Ali. He recurred on Steven Soderbergh's series The Knick. As a writer, his plays and musicals include Dot (Samuel French), Wild with Happy (Dramatist Play Service) and A Boy and His Soul (Oberon Books), the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Geffen Playhouse’s groundbreaking musical Light's Out: Nat King Cole. His plays have been produced by The Public Theater, Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, The Tricycle Theater in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others. He is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel, Obie, Audelco and GLAAD Award for his work.

His production company, Edith Productions, has a first look deal with AMC Studios for which he is developing television, film, theater and animation projects. He is currently writing a new musical for The Young Vic in London/ Concord Music and hosting Season 3 of his series, Bottomless Brunch at Colman's across AMC platforms.

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Colman Domingo STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Young Vic Production, 2014

Public Theater Production, 2012

Signature Theatre Company, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2010

Attorney General

Guard Bones

Lawyer Bones

Sheriff Bones

Mr. Bones

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Lawyer Bones


Attorney General

Guard Bones

Sheriff Bones

Mr. Bones

Original Broadway Production, 2008

Mr. Venus


Mr. Franklin / Joop / Mr. Venus

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Others (Understudy)

Jim (Understudy)

and others (Understudy)

Ross/Steward/Mr. Angus/Bix

Duke of Bourbon

Canterbury/ French King/ French Constable (Understudy)

Colman Domingo Productions

[US Tour, 2019]



Colman Domingo Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2008 - Performance

Colman Domingo, Passing Strange

Colman Domingo Videos

Colman Domingo News

Jennifer Aniston to Present Barbra Streisand With SAG Life Achievement Award; Full List of Presenters Announced

Jennifer Aniston will present Barbra Streisand with the 59th SAG Life Achievement Award. A Devil Wears Prada reunion is also in the works with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt presenting together. Check out the full list, also including Idris Elba, Billie Eilish, Colman Domingo, Glen Powell and more.

RUSSIAN TROLL FARM Extended At Vineyard Theatre

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Obie Award winner Sarah Gancher, will now play until March 3, 2024, at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street).

Photo: First Look at Michael Jackson Biopic Starring His Nephew, Jaafar Jackson

Get a first look at Michael Jackson's nephew, Jaafar Jackson, playing his late uncle in the much-anticipated film “Michael.” The photo features Jackson in performance as Michael Jackson, bringing to life the “Man in the Mirror” from the legendary 1992-1993 Dangerous Tour. The film also features Colman Domingo, Miles Teller, and Nia Long.

THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Sets Max Streaming Premiere Date

Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE COLOR PURPLE movie musical will make its streaming debut on Max next week. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, the film is a bold new take on the classic story of love and resilience, adapted from the beloved novel and the Broadway musical.

EL COLOR PÚRPURA llega a los cines este viernes

Este viernes 9 de febrero llega a cines de toda España EL COLOR PÚRPURA, película dirigida por Sam Blitz Bazawe y producida por Oprah Winfrey que adapta el musical de Broadway basado en la novela de Alice Walker.

Photos: Colman Domingo, Trace Lysette, and More Honored at Human Rights Campaign's 2024 Greater New York Dinner

Last night, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, brought together more than 1,000 LGBTQ+ advocates and supporters from across the country for its annual Greater New York Dinner. Check out photos from the event below!

Deon Cole Comes To Newark At NJPAC, April 7

Get Ready! New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes America's funniest comedian, Deon Cole on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 PM.

Colman Domingo Appointed to the Gotham Film & Media Institute's Board of Directors

Colman Domingo will join Gotham's Board of Directors. As the newest member, the star of “Rustin” and “The Color Purple” will work with The Gotham on their mission to celebrate and nurture independent film and media creators by providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition.

Colman Domingo to Direct & Star in Nat King Cole Musical Biopic

Colman Domingo will direct and star in an upcoming Nat King Cole biopic. Domingo also co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming movie musical. The film follows a play about Cole that Domingo co-wrote, Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole, which premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in 2019.

THE COLOR PURPLE is Now in UK Cinemas; Soundtrack Also Available Now!

The highly-anticipated motion picture The Color Purple has been released today in UK cinemas. A film about empowerment, the film's accompanying soundtrack, ‘The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)', is also available now.

THE COLOR PURPLE Tops NAACP Image Award Nominations - Full List of Nominees!

The NAACP Image Award Nominations have been announced, with The Color Purple leading with a total of 16 nominations, with nods for Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and more. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Colman Domingo Joins Michael Jackson Biopic

Colman Domingo will play Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, in the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic. Domingo will be joining the cast, which is led by Michael Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, playing his uncle. Antoine Fuqua is directing the feature with a screenplay by John Logan.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 24, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 24, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo & More Nominated For Oscars - Full List of Nominations!

The nominations for the 96th Oscars have been announced. Academy Award nominees include Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Barbie, Emily Blunt, and more. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Video: Watch the First 10 Minutes of THE COLOR PURPLE With Whoopi Goldberg, 'Mysterious Ways' & More

The first 10 minutes of The Color Purple have been released, featuring Whoopi Goldberg's cameo and the opening number, 'Mysterious Ways.' The video also features Tamela Mann, Halle Bailey, David Alan Grier, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Deon Cole. It opens with Bailey and Mpasi singing 'Huckleberry Pie' as Celie and Nettie.

Colman Domingo to Be Honored By the Human Rights Campaign

Colman Domingo, the Emmy Award-winning actor, playwright and producer, has received a 2024 Bafta, SAG, Critics Choice and Golden Globe award nomination for his role as Bayard Rustin in Higher Ground's Rustin. Additionally, Domingo is well known for his Emmy Award-winning role as “Ali” in HBO's Euphoria as well as his roles in The Color Purple.

Photos: Riley Keough & Jeffrey Sharp Host Annual Gotham Dinner at Sundance Film Festival

Last night, Saturday, January 20, The Gotham Film & Media Institute held its annual dinner at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Hosted by board member and actor Riley Keough alongside Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp, the event was a celebration of the organization's dedication to championing independent film. Check out photos here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 19, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 19, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For BAFTA Awards - Full List of Nominees!

The 2024 BAFTA Award nominations have been announced. Check out the full list of nominations, including Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Wonka, Maestro, and more.

How to Watch THE COLOR PURPLE at Home With Hours of Bonus Footage

The digital and physical releases will include hours of bonus features, including a behind the scenes look at turning Alice Walker's novel into a musical. The dozens of features will also have three featurettes with director Blitz Bazawule, producer Orpah Winfrey, the filmmakers and the star-studded cast. Find out how you can watch at home!


Colman Domingo has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Colman Domingo has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Colman Domingo's first West End show was The Scottsboro Boys which opened in 2014

Colman Domingo has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received a nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his work in "The Scottsboro Boys." Additionally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same production. Domingo also received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "A Boy and His Soul." Lastly, he was nominated for Performance at the Obie Awards for his work in "Passing Strange."

Colman Domingo has won the Performance (Obie Awards) for his role in the Broadway show Passing Strange.

Colman Domingo has written 3 shows including Wild With Happy (Playwright), Dot (Author), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Bookwriter).

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