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Derrick Baskin received the San Francisco Theatre Critics Circle Award/Lead Actor for Ain't Too Proud at Berkeley Rep. He was last seen in the Oscar-nominated film Marshall and is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed Hulu sitcom Difficult People and his recurring role on Law & Order: SVU. Other film credits include Annie starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx; and Anesthesia starring Glenn Close, directed by Tim Blake Nelson. This award‐winning actor was last seen onstage in The New York Times Critic's Pick Whorl Inside a Loop and has originated roles in the Tony Award‐winning Broadway musicals Memphis; Spelling Bee, where he also earned a Drama Desk Award; and Disney's The Little Mermaid working alongside Oscar‐, Grammy‐, and Tony‑winning composer Alan Menken and Pulitzer Prize author Doug Wright. Baskin's concert experience includes performances with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Buble, Wiz Khalifa, and Mariah Carey, and he has written songs on former Beyonce musical director Divinity Roxx's debut album, I'm Possible. Visit @derrickbaskin.

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Derrick Baskin STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2021
Otis Williams

[Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
Otis WIlliams

New York City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2016

Off-Broadway, 2015

World Premiere Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2009

Original Broadway Production, 2008

Sebastian (Understudy)

Broadway Transfer, 2005
Mitch Mahoney

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Mitch Mahoney

Mitch Mahoney

Derrick Baskin Productions

[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Captain

Derrick Baskin Movies

[2011]Memphis the Musical Gator

[2014]Annie AuditioningDad

[2015]Anesthesia Medical Examiner

[2017]Marshall Ted Lancter

Derrick Baskin TV Shows

Difficult People Nate

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Cash Gillette, Officer Cash Gillette, Uni #1

Derrick Baskin Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Derrick Baskin, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Derrick Baskin Videos

Derrick Baskin News

Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Interview: James Monroe Iglehart of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Injects Some Holiday Cheer into the Heartwarming Musical

BroadwayWorld chats with Tony-winner James Monroe Iglehart about his vision for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's holiday production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' running in Palo Alto Nov. 29 to Dec. 24 for which he's serving as Creative Producer.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 10th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 10, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Miguel Cervantes, Nick Blaemire, Drew Gehling, Grace McClean, and Derrick Baskin Join South Carolina New Play Festival

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced casting for A Black-billed Cuckoo by Mat Smart, KWEEN by Vichet Chum, The Essential Alice by Michael Friedman and Annie Weisman and Catching the Moon, The Story of A Young Girl's Baseball Dream by Nichole Jackson and Tyrone L. Robinson.

Interview: Colin Hanlon is Bringing SPELLING BEE Into 2023 at George Street Playhouse

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Colin Hanlon as he discusses directing THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at George Street Playhouse.

A Cabaret Christmas Playlist For A Joyful, Jolly Season

The world of music features a cornucopia of Christmas albums, and in this day and age of playlists, Broadway World Cabaret has twenty songs that make for some good Christmas cheer.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum And Archives Rolls Out ARMSTRONG NOW!

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is has released its new creative initiative Armstrong Now! in partnership with various cultural institutions across New York and beyond.

BWW Feature: The Diversity Ratio

The artists of diversity in cabaret and concert are ready and willing to work - they just need to be invited to the table.

See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the cast of the North American Tour of An Officer and a Gentleman in “An Officer and a Showcase” on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00PM. 

BWW Review: Lovely Performers Honor Marilyn Bergman With KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING! at Feinstein's/54 Below

Scott Siegel has done it again: a night of trivia, music, and first-rate entertainers paid tribute to the late Marilyn Bergman last night at 54 Below.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phillips Center

But even if AIN’T TOO PROUD commits a few sins on its way to Motown glory, it is at least absolved to some extent by the sheer quality of that songbook. And, in the current touring production at Dr. Phillips Center, it gets some extra absolution from its incredibly talented cast...

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards; Latest Stats Announced!

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor events which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW CD Review: Lisa Howard's THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR is The Most Wonderful Christmas CD of The Season

Lisa Howard and collaborator Michael Shaieb have worked hard to create a holiday album that is fresh, new, and different from all the others... at least, that's what they did, whether the wanted to or not.


FatLab Music has announced the upcoming release of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” a very special collection of seasonal favorites – some things old and some things new – by Broadway singing actress Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You, Escape to Margaritaville), just in time for the holidays!

Photos: AIN'T TOO PROUD Re-Opens on Broadway; Go Inside the Big Night!

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday, October 16.

Jason Robert Brown, Larry Owens, Lilli Cooper and More Take the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below This Month

This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

BWW Review: DERRICK BASKIN Brings Gratitude and Grace To Feinstein's/54 Below

Derrick Baskin made some meditative discoveries in pandemic and he is applying his lessons learned to every aspect of his existence, the result being a fulfilling new solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Derrick Baskin, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will be presenting some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. The line-up includes Derrick Baskin, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz and many more.

AIN'T TOO PROUD Star Derrick Baskin Stops By THE THEATRE PODCAST with Alan Seales

This week, The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales welcomes Broadway actor, Derrick Baskin.

BWW Interview: Derrick Baskin on His Solo Club Act Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 29th

The recent first-time Tony nominee is ready for another first: his own solo show.


Derrick Baskin has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Derrick Baskin has not appeared in the West End.

Derrick Baskin has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations".

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