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Dawnn Lewis

 
Bio:
Dr. Dawnn Lewis is President & CEO of Morning Jewel Inc. – a multi-platform production company of film, television, animation, music/music publishing projects. She is also the Founder & CEO of the A New Day Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, that provides financial & programmatic ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dr. Dawnn Lewis is President & CEO of Morning Jewel Inc. – a multi-platform production company of film, television, animation, music/music publishing projects. She is also the Founder & CEO of the A New Day Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, that provides financial & programmatic ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Zelma

Photos

Actor Dawnn Lewis arrives for the opening night performance of ?Blues for an Alabama  Photo

Actor Dawnn Lewis arrives for the opening night performance of ?Blues for an Alabama Sky? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on April 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Doug Gifford

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Date:
04/14/2022
Nkeke Obi-Melekwe, Dawnn Lewis, Adrienne Warren, Jessica Rush, Nick Rashad Burroughs Photo

Nkeke Obi-Melekwe, Dawnn Lewis, Adrienne Warren, Jessica Rush, Nick Rashad Burroughs

From: 
Date:
02/04/2020
Chris Calkins, Amber Gray, Bebe Neuwirth, Andre De Shields, Eva Noblezada, David Jenn Photo

Chris Calkins, Amber Gray, Bebe Neuwirth, Andre De Shields, Eva Noblezada, David Jennings, Dawnn Lewis and Reeve Carney

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Date:
01/12/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Zelma

Dawnn Lewis Biography

Dr. Dawnn Lewis is President & CEO of Morning Jewel Inc. – a multi-platform production company of film, television, animation, music/music publishing projects. She is also the Founder & CEO of the A New Day Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, that provides financial & programmatic support to underprivileged youth and grassroots community organizations. She is an: NAACP Image Award, Trumpet Award, Grammy Award-winning singer, multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, film, television & stage actor, and a series TV creator/producer. She is currently co-starring with Kristen Bell in the highly anticipated reboot of “Veronica Mars” as The Chief in “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego” reboot, and recently seen recurring on three hit series: “This is Us!,” “Major Crimes” and “iZombie” or heard in: “The Simpsons,” “Futurama” and “Doc McStuffins.” Dawnn starred in two recently released award winning feature films: Revival, written & produced by acclaimed actor Harry Lennix featuring an all-star cast, and Be The Light written and directed by “iZombie” star Malcolm Goodwin. For 5.5 years, Dawnn starred as one of the original cast members of the groundbreaking TV Series “A Different World” (also composer of shows theme song) and “I’m Gonna Git U Sucka!” Stage credits include: The Wiz (Encore City Center), Intimate Apparel, Sister Act: The Musical (orig cast), The Marriage (NAACP Image award – Best Actress), How To Succeed In Business . . . (with Matthew Broderick & Megan Mullally). www.DAWNNLEWIS.com




Dawnn Lewis News

Photos: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Opens At Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum Photo Photos: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Opens At Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

The revival of Pearl Cleage's rich and beautiful work 'Blues for an Alabama Sky' opened Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum. Go inside the starry opening night below!

NaTasha Yvette Williams Will Star as 'Zelma' in TINA on Broadway Beginning February 4 Photo NaTasha Yvette Williams Will Star as 'Zelma' in TINA on Broadway Beginning February 4
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

NaTasha Yvette Williams will assume the role of “Zelma” beginning Friday, February 4, 2022 in the smash hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings Photo VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

Go behind the scenes with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Hair and Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings with current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe!

Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSI Photo Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022

Nick Rashad Burroughs has been seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots and King Kong and in the National Tour of Something  Rotten!. His EP “Groove Machine” featuring the Pop Smash Radio Award-nominated single “Tonight” is available on all  music platforms. 

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26 Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26
by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

Merry Christmas! TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will resume performances tomorrow at 2PM at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24 Photo TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 21, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL  has canceled performances through Friday, December 24. Shows are set to resume on Saturday, December 25.

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cancels Performances From Dec 17 Through Dec 20 Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cancels Performances From Dec 17 Through Dec 20
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

The following performances of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL are being canceled due to the detection of breakthrough COVID cases within the Broadway company: Friday, 12/17 (8pm) Saturday, 12/18 (2pm and 8pm) Sunday, 12/19 (3pm) Monday, 12/20 (8pm).

Laura Benanti to Join Davon & The Spectacle Livestream Benefitting Black HMU United & Photo Laura Benanti to Join Davon & The Spectacle Livestream Benefitting Black HMU United & Sing For Your Seniors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021

Davon & The Spectacle will live stream their NYC cabaret debut performance direct from don’t tell mama this coming Sunday, December 19 at 9:30pm EST.

Tonight's Performance of TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Canceled Due to Positive Co Photo Tonight's Performance of TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Canceled Due to Positive Covid Tests Results in the Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021

Tonight’s performance of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (Thursday, December 16 at 7pm) is being canceled due to positive Covid-19 test results within the Broadway company.

Photos: First Look at Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in TINA on Broadway Photo Photos: First Look at Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in TINA on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021

Tina- The Tina Turner Musical, which is currently running on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, welcomed a new leading lady earlier this month. Check out new photos of Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and company.

Dawnn Lewis Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

Go behind the scenes with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Hair and Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings with current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe!

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2021

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is rollin' back to Broadway! Rehearsals are underway for the Tony-nominated hit, which is led by Adrienne Warren in the title role, with Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner at some performances, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda.

VIDEO: Watch FELA!'s Ade Chike Torbert's Tap Solo from Upcoming Film BE THE LIGHT VideoVIDEO: Watch FELA!'s Ade Chike Torbert's Tap Solo from Upcoming Film BE THE LIGHT
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2020

Freestyle  Digital  Media,  the  digital  film  distribution   division  of  Byron  Allena??s  Entertainment  Studios,  has  acquired  North  American  rights  to  the   music-­themed  family  drama  BE  THE  LIGHT. 

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High VideoVIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High' on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the cast of the hit Broadway musical 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,' performed 'River Deep/Mountain High,' led by the incredible Adrienne Warren.

VIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform D VideoVIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform During the Macy's Parade
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical perform below!

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA VideoVIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!

VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview VideoVIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2019

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical officially begins previews tonight on Broadway. Tina herself is giving the show a shoutout in an all new video.

BWW TV: Adrienne Warren & Company Get Ready to Bring TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to VideoBWW TV: Adrienne Warren & Company Get Ready to Bring TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2019

TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 7, 2019.

STAGE TUBE: Angela Bassett, Paula Abdul and More React to CTG's SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

In the video below, Angela Bassett, Paula Abdul, Dawnn Lewis, and more discuss the importance of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold and thrilling new musical. Click below to watch their reactions to CTG's production, which runs now through June 30, 2013.

STAGE TUBE: First Look - 'Moment of Truth' Video From Disney's LET IT SHINE
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2012

Disney has just released the video 'Moment of Truth' featuring Tyler James Williams and Brandon Mychal Smith from the soundtrack of the original Disney Channel movie LET IF SHINE. Check it out below!


Dawnn Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dawnn Lewis been in?
Dawnn Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Dawnn Lewis been in?
Dawnn Lewis has not appeared in the West End