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Danielle Brooks

 
Bio:
Danielle Brooks is best known for her role as Tasha ‚ÄúTaystee‚ÄĚ Jefferson in Netflix‚Äôs Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black." Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Danielle was the recipient of the Young ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Danielle Brooks is best known for her role as Tasha ‚ÄúTaystee‚ÄĚ Jefferson in Netflix‚Äôs Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black." Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Danielle was the recipient of the Young ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Berniece
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In the Park, 2019
Beatrice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Sofia

Photos

Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio Cit Photo

Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 12 on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough co-host THE TONY AWARDS: ACT ONE, an hour of exclusive content streaming live only on Paramount+, followed by Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosting THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. Photo: Mary Kouw/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Danielle Brooks and Joaquina Kalukango from "Paradise Square" at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY Photo

Danielle Brooks and Joaquina Kalukango from "Paradise Square" at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 12 on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough co-host THE TONY AWARDS: ACT ONE, an hour of exclusive content streaming live only on Paramount+, followed by Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosting THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. Photo: Mary Kouw/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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06/13/2022
Danielle Brooks, Kara Young, and Kate Whoriskey Photo

Danielle Brooks, Kara Young, and Kate Whoriskey

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Danielle Brooks

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Danielle Brooks, Kara Young and Kate Whoriskey Photo

Danielle Brooks, Kara Young and Kate Whoriskey

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Berniece

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In the Park, 2019
Beatrice

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Sofia

Danielle Brooks Biography

Danielle Brooks is best known for her role as Tasha ‚ÄúTaystee‚ÄĚ Jefferson in Netflix‚Äôs Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black." Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Danielle was the recipient of the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actress. Brooks has also appeared in HBO‚Äôs "Girls", and Aziz Ansari‚Äôs Netflix comedy series, "Master of None". On the big screen, Brooks voiced a character for Sony‚Äôs Angry Birds and has previously starred in Oren Moverman‚Äôs Time Out of Mind and the independent feature, I Dream Too Much, which premiered at SXSW. Brooks made her Broadway debut in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple as Sofia and received Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In June 2019, she played Beatrice in The Public Theater's production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Danielle Brooks Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Danielle Brooks News

Photos: Inside the 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Photos: Inside the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

Last night, the 75th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose. The evening included appearances by Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo, and more. Check out photos from inside the event now!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Performances Announced For The 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Performances Announced For The 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Michael Major - Jun 9, 2022

Find out what shows and stars are performing at this year's 2022 Tony Awards!

Presenters Announced for the 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Presenters Announced for the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2022

The biggest stars from stage and screen are set to take the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Find out who will appear on the broadcast including past-winners and more.

BLACK WOMEN ON BROADWAY to Host Inaugural Awards Ceremony Photo BLACK WOMEN ON BROADWAY to Host Inaugural Awards Ceremony
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

The Instagram account 'Black Women on Broadway,' will host its first awards ceremony this week at New York City's Empire Hotel.

BWW Review: PLAZA THEATRICALS production of The Long Island Premiere Of THE COLOR PUR Photo BWW Review: PLAZA THEATRICALS production of The Long Island Premiere Of THE COLOR PURPLE Is Beautiful and Here
by Nicholas Pontolillo - May 31, 2022

Alice Walker wrote in The Color Purple, 'I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.' In other words, you have to appreciate the beautiful, good things of life no matter how bad life may be. Readers, I'm telling you if you don't make it over to Elmont and see the Long Island premiere of The Color Purple, you will be pissed you missed this truly beautiful production.

Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Photo Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie
by Michael Major - May 7, 2022

The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, will star Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced and we've got the full list.

Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Photo Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Kandi Burruss, the Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, star of ‚Äúthe Real Housewives of Atlanta‚ÄĚ on BRAVO, and producer of¬†Thoughts of a Colored Man,¬†alongside¬†Todd Tucker,¬†announced today that they will be joining the producing team for The Piano Lesson on Broadway.

Danielle Brooks Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER VideoVIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2021

HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn and produced by Peter Safran, at DC FanDome.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and More Take Part in Th VideoVIDEO: Hillary Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and More Take Part in The New York Times' HOW I MISS BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020

Last night, The New York Times hosted a virtual panel discussion, titled How I Miss Broadway.

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Okieriete Onaodowan, and More in SOCIAL D VideoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Okieriete Onaodowan, and More in SOCIAL DISTANCE Trailer
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

An all new trailer has dropped for Netflix's upcoming series SOCIAL DISTANCE. The series stars Danielle Brooks, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Okieriete Onaodowan, and more.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate Cynthia Erivo's Birthday With A Look Back At THE COLOR PURPL VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate Cynthia Erivo's Birthday With A Look Back At THE COLOR PURPLE's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2020

She's beautiful, and she's here! Today, January 8th, marks the birthday of Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo! To celebrate the powerhouse performer's special day, we're looking back at the opening night of her Broadway debut in The Color Purple! Check out the video to see Cynthia alongside Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, and more bringing the beloved show back to the Great White Way!

VIDEO: Watch The Public Theater's Full Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starring VideoVIDEO: Watch The Public Theater's Full Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starring Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare In The Park production of Much Ado About Nothing was broadcast on PBS' Great Performances, on November 22.

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Releases Debut EP, FOUR VideoTony Nominee Danielle Brooks Releases Debut EP, FOUR
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 25, 2019

Danielle Brooks just released her debut EP,FOUR. The EP includes the new original song 'Seasons,' which is featured in the final season of her critically acclaimed and Award-winning Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, which premieres this Friday, July 26.

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Wants to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Broadway VideoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks Wants to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2019

Danielle Brooks was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk about performing in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing and the final season of Orange Is the New Black.

BWW TV: Danielle Brooks Stars In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At Shakespeare In The Park VideoBWW TV: Danielle Brooks Stars In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At Shakespeare In The Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2019

See the all-black cast of the Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park production of much Ado About Nothing in action!

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING VideoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2019

Danielle Brooks was a guest on Friday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the modern take of Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Much Ado About Nothing.'


Danielle Brooks Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Danielle Brooks been in?
Danielle Brooks has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Danielle Brooks been in?
Danielle Brooks has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Danielle Brooks been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Color Purple Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Color Purple and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple .

What is Danielle Brooks next theatre project?
Danielle Brooks's next show will be Piano Lesson which opens on 10/13/2022 on Broadway.