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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

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Original Broadway Production, 2019

Dawnn Lewis Movies

[1988]I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Cheryl

[1997]Bad Day on the Block Sandy Tierra

[1999]The Wood Woman in Cleaners

[2006]Dreamgirls Melba Early

[2007]The Last Sentinel Angel - TallisRifle

[2010]Preacher's Kid Mya

[2012]Strange Frame: Love & Sax Malora

[2013]Whoa! Kate Sterling

[2015]Megachurch Murder Lucille Williams

[2017]Bunyan and Babe Maybelle Mundy

[2017]Cycle 2017 Robyn

[2018]Revival Cleo

[2020]Be the Light Gladys

Dawnn Lewis TV Shows

Major Crimes Patrice Perry

The Simpsons Bernice Hibbert, Court Bailiff, Allergy Doctor

The Rich & the Ruthless Beth

The Life & Times of Tim The Boss' Wife

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Grim's Granny, Old Lady, Old Monster

The Cleveland Show Mrs. Bailey, Brunette Woman, Hostess

The Boondocks Taeshawndretta Brown, Civil Rights Protester

Star Trek: Lower Decks Captain Carol Freeman, Waiter

Spirit Riding Free Fannie Granger

Spider-Man: The Animated Series Detective Terri Lee, Lt. Terri Lee

Rick and Morty Assimilated Alien #1

One Tree Hill Denise Fields

A Different World Jaleesa Vinson

King of the Hill Sharona Johnson

Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Sonja Briggs

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Robin Dumars

Glenn Martin DDS Nurse

Futurama LaBarbara Conrad, Singer, Tank

Doc McStuffins Grandma McStuffins

Days of Our Lives Dr. Knapp

Carmen Sandiego Chief, Model 2

Bruno the Kid Di Archer

Any Day Now Gail Williams

Dawnn Lewis Videos

Dawnn Lewis News

Photos: The Broadway Revival of 1776 Opens At Center Theater Group Mark Taper Forum

American Repertory Theater/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “1776” kicked off its limited engagement in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre this week! See photos from opening night!

Ne-Yo, Serayah & More Star in BET+ Holiday Films

With fan favorites, like Jasmine Guy, Terrence Carson and Dorien Wilson, triple threats like Ne-Yo, Serayah, Romeo Miller, LeToya Luckett and LaLa Milan, and a roster of directors and writers of color, like Victoria Rowell, Robin Givens, Bree West and Patricia Cuffie Jones, these authentic Black stories will provide some genuine Christmas cheer. 

Feature: The National Black Theatre Festival Is Back

'Put On Your Purple And Black...The National Black Theatre Festival Is Back'. Yes! Yes! Yes! The premiere 'crème de la crop' theatre festival for people of all colors is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. People from all over the world gather onto what is referred to as 'holy ground' in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to celebrate excellence in Black/African American Theatre. Founded by the late great, Larry Leon Hamlin, The National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) is proud to celebrate its 33rd anniversary.

Photos: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Opens At Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

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

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

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 MUSICAL

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 �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26

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

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 �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cancels Performances From Dec 17 Through Dec 20

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 & Sing For Your Seniors

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 �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Canceled Due to Positive Covid Tests Results in the Company

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

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.

VIDEO: Casts of TINA Celebrate Tina Turner's Birthday from Around the World

It's Tina Turner's birthday! The casts of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical have come together from around the world to celebrate the icon's birthday.

Davon and The Spectacle Will Make NYC Cabaret Debut Benefitting Black HMU United

Davon and the Spectacle will be making its NYC cabaret debut at the world famous don’t tell mama at 343 West 46th Street in Manhattan on Sunday, December 19. Tickets to the one-night-only event are $25 and go on sale at 9:00am on Wednesday, December 1.

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Begins Performances in TINA Tonight On Broadway

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is an original Broadway cast member of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, which marks her Broadway debut, after drawing rave reviews for her portrayal of the iconic Tina Turner in the West End production.

Photos: Tony Winner Adrienne Warren Leads TINA Back to Broadway

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL officially reopened at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) last night, October 8, 2021.

TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces Digital Ticket Lottery

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's digital lottery will open at 9AM the day before the performance and closed at 3PM the day before the performance. Learn how to get digital lotto tickets no.

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals

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: Adrienne Warren Performs 'Private Dancer' from TINA on THE TONIGHT SHOW

Broadway Week continued this evening on The Tonight Show! As Jimmy Fallon announced last week, the show will be celebrating Broadway's return during each episode this week. Next up, Adrienne Warren sang Private Dancer, which Fallon requested last week!


Dawnn Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Dawnn Lewis has not appeared in the West End

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