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Colman Domingo

 
Birth Place:
Philadephia, PA, USA
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Philadephia, PA, USA

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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Young Vic Production, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Gil
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company, 2012
Zachariah
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Clerk
Attorney General
Guard Bones
Lawyer Bones
Sheriff Bones
Mr. Bones
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Lawyer Bones
Clerk
Attorney General
Guard Bones
Sheriff Bones
Mr. Bones
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Franklin
Mr. Venus
Joop
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mr. Franklin / Joop / Mr. Venus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Others (Understudy)
Jim (Understudy)
and others (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Ross/Steward/Mr. Angus/Bix
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Duke of Bourbon
Canterbury/ French King/ French Constable (Understudy)

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021]
Book
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Author

Writing

Playwright
Author
Bookwriter

Colman Domingo Biography

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.

Colman Domingo Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Colman DomingoThe Scottsboro Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Colman DomingoA Boy and His Soul
 
Obie Awards - 2008 - Performance Gold Star
Colman Domingo, Passing Strange

Colman Domingo News

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Theatre Women Awards in March Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Theatre Women Awards in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present its annual Theatre Women Awards on March 27th from 1 to 3 p.m., at a Midtown Manhattan location to be announced. 

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON):  Photo Theatre Rhinoceros Presents APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON): A FREE STAGED READING
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2023

Two years ago, Rachel Lynett's play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson) was selected from 2,000 submissions to win the coveted Yale Drama Series Prize; this winter, San Franciscans will have the privilege of seeing Lynett's daring, straight-to-your-face allegory read and staged in person.

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre Gala, Featuring David Harbour, Holly H Photo Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre Gala, Featuring David Harbour, Holly Hunter, Ann Harada & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

The initial performers and speakers have been announced for Vineyard Theatre’s 40th Anniversary gala on Monday, February 13, 2023, honoring Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Billy Crudup. See stars taking part, and more.

Ariana DeBose to be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award Photo Ariana DeBose to be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2023

The Human Rights Campaign ‚Äď the nation‚Äôs largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization ‚Äď will honor Academy Award-winning actress¬†Ariana DeBose¬†with the HRC Visibility Award. See how to purchase tickets to the event!

World Premiere of Luis Alfaro's THE TRAVELERS to be Presented at The Magic Theatre in Photo World Premiere of Luis Alfaro's THE TRAVELERS to be Presented at The Magic Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

The Magic Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Luis Alfaro‚Äôs¬†The Travelers. Directed by Catherine Castellanos,¬†The Travelers¬†will perform from February 15 ‚Äď March 5, 2023 at¬†Magic Theatre‚Äôs Fort Mason location.

Photos: Inside the 80th Golden Globe Awards Photo Photos: Inside the 80th Golden Globe Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2023

New photos of Ryan Murphy, Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Mike White, Angela Bassett, the cast of Abbott Elementary, and more inside of the 80th Golden Globes have been released! Check them out now.

Photos: Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter & More Hit the Golden Globes Red Carpet Photo Photos: Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter & More Hit the Golden Globes Red Carpet
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

Check out photos of Ana Gasteyer, Billy Porter, Jeremy Pope, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Coolidge, Selena Gomez, Jenna Ortega, Colman Domingo, Laverne Cox, Margot Robie, Viola Davis, Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain, F. Murray Abraham, Michelle Williams, Matt Bomer, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and more on the red carpet of the Golden Globes.

Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners Photo Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners!
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

Winners included Steven Spielberg for The Fablmans, Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Austin Butler for Elvis, Justin Hurwitz for Babylon, Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout, Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

Full Cast Announced For BOOTYCANDY At The Gate Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For BOOTYCANDY At The Gate Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directs the UK premiere of Robert O'Hara's startlingly provocative and outrageously funny, Bootycandy, a whip-smart, high-octane, roller coaster ride about growing up black and gay.

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Photo VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical
by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2023

Danielle Brooks appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to discuss starring in The Piano Lesson and filming the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. During the interview, Brooks revealed that she tried to get her daughter to film a scene in The Color Purple movie but it ended up being an 'epic fail.' Watch the video now!

Colman Domingo Videos

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2023

Danielle Brooks appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to discuss starring in The Piano Lesson and filming the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. During the interview, Brooks revealed that she tried to get her daughter to film a scene in The Color Purple movie but it ended up being an 'epic fail.' Watch the video now!

VIDEO: Watch an Art & Artists Featurette From CANDYMAN! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch an Art & Artists Featurette From CANDYMAN!

by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman. 

VIDEO: Take a Deeper Look Inside CANDYMAN! Videoplay
VIDEO: Take a Deeper Look Inside CANDYMAN!

by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2021

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Nia DaCosta's CANDYMAN! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Nia DaCosta's CANDYMAN!

by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2021

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

'The Band's Visit' star Ari'el Stachel stars in the film, which is based on a viral Twitter thread by A'Ziah 'Zola' King.

VIDEO: AFI Movie Club Celebrates MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM With Director George C. Wol Videoplay
VIDEO: AFI Movie Club Celebrates MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM With Director George C. Wolfe

by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2021

Domingo accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduces the film to the AFI Movie Club audience.

Celebrating Black History Month: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commences on Broadway in 2010! Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commences on Broadway in 2010!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2021

This February, BroadwayWorld is committed to celebrating the outstanding contributions that black artists have made to the American theatre. Join us for Black History month as we shine a spotlight on some of the most influential productions from Broadway's past. Today is all about the 2010 Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys.

VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Viola reveals her favorite Christmas song, and talks about the moment she realized she was going to be an actress, her mom inviting 40 extra people to her wedding, her new movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late great Chadwick Boseman, getting an amazing note and gifts from Oprah, her ten-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, and her husband’s birthday falling on December 24th.

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Talks MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM & Chadwick Boseman Videoplay
VIDEO: Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Talks MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM & Chadwick Boseman

by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2020

Colman Domingo had the pleasure of working with the late Chadwick Boseman in their upcoming Netflix film 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.' He shares a touching story of a scene they worked on together that moved them both to tears. Tune in for more with Colman Domingo.

VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2020

Viola Davis stars alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' coming to Netflix on December 18th.


Colman Domingo Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Colman Domingo been in?
Colman Domingo has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Colman Domingo been in?
Colman Domingo has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Colman Domingo been nominated for?
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Boy and His Soul and Performance (Obie Awards) for Passing Strange .

What awards has Colman Domingo won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Passing Strange.

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


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