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Derrick Baskin

 
Bio:
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: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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: ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Otis Williams
  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
Otis WIlliams
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Sunnyside
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Hoagy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Gator
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Jetsam
Sebastian (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Mitch Mahoney
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Mitch Mahoney
Mitch Mahoney

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Captain

Derrick Baskin Movies

Memphis the Musical
 
[2011]
Gator
Annie
 
[2014]
AuditioningDad
Anesthesia
 
[2015]
Medical Examiner
Marshall
 
[2017]
Ted Lancter

Derrick Baskin TV Shows

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

Derrick Baskin Biography

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√Ę‚ā¨¬źwinning 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√Ę‚ā¨¬źwinning Broadway musicals Memphis; Spelling Bee, where he also earned a Drama Desk Award; and Disney's The Little Mermaid working alongside Oscar√Ę‚ā¨¬ź, Grammy√Ę‚ā¨¬ź, and Tony√Ę‚ā¨‚Äėwinning 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.

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 News

A Cabaret Christmas Playlist For A Joyful, Jolly Season Photo A Cabaret Christmas Playlist For A Joyful, Jolly Season
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 7, 2022

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! Photo The Louis Armstrong House Museum And Archives Rolls Out ARMSTRONG NOW!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022

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 Photo BWW Feature: The Diversity Ratio
by Stephen Mosher - May 18, 2022

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 Feins Photo See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present the cast of the North American Tour of¬†An Officer and a Gentleman¬†in¬†‚ÄúAn Officer and a Showcase‚Ä̬†on¬†Tuesday, May 24¬†at¬†7:00PM.¬†

BWW Review: Lovely Performers Honor Marilyn Bergman With KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING! at F Photo BWW Review: Lovely Performers Honor Marilyn Bergman With KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 3, 2022

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. Phi Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 26, 2022

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! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards; Latest Stats Announced!
by BWW Awards - Dec 20, 2021

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 Wonderfu Photo BWW CD Review: Lisa Howard's THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR is The Most Wonderful Christmas CD of The Season
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 13, 2021

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.

LISA HOWARD: THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Album to be Released Photo LISA HOWARD: THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Album to be Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

FatLab Music has announced the upcoming release of¬†‚ÄúThe Most Wonderful Time of the Year,‚Ä̬†a very special collection of seasonal favorites ‚Äď some things old and some things new ‚Äď 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! Photo Photos: AIN'T TOO PROUD Re-Opens on Broadway; Go Inside the Big Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 17, 2021

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

Derrick Baskin Videos

Celebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2021

With music by David Bryan, lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro, and a book by DiPietro, Memphis was directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, and starred Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Derrick Baskin, and James Monroe Iglehart. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won four.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Jennifer Hudson performed Tomorrow from Annie as part of Broadway For Biden's In our America: A Concert For the Soul of the Nation earlier this week.

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of 'My Girl' with Subway Perfo Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of 'My Girl' with Subway Performance

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Ain't Too Proud's Derrick Baskin, Jawan M. Jackson, Jelani Remy, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes, sang a?oeMy Girla?? a cappella for some lucky subway riders in celebration of the song's 55th anniversary, which is officially tomorrow, December 21st.

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'

VIDEO: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Receives 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award Videoplay
VIDEO: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Receives 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Last night, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley received the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by James Corden and featuring a galaxy of stage and screen stars, including Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Bryan Cranston, Adam Driver, Audra McDonald and hundreds of other famed performers, directors, playwrights and designers. Broadway star Danny Burstein (also a TheatreWorks alumnus) welcomed to the stage TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Executive Director Phil Santora, and TheatreWorks's Trustee Chair Judy Heyboer, where they accepted the nation's highest recognition for a regional theatre.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform a Medley of Temptations' Hits at the Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform a Medley of Temptations' Hits at the Tony Awards

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

zxZXAt the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, the talented cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS performed a medley of songs from the show. The performance was led by Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes. Watch the cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD PERFORM here.

BWW TV: Tony Nominees Sound Off on the Importance of Theatre Education Videoplay
BWW TV: Tony Nominees Sound Off on the Importance of Theatre Education

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2019

Why is theatre education so important? Below, watch as the 2019 Tony nominees, including Annette Bening, Santino Fontana, Eva Noblezada, Derrick Baskin, and many more tell us about why it's essential to lives of both artists and the rest of the world!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Santino Fontana Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Santino Fontana

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2019

Santino Fontana has earned his second Tony nomination for his dual role in Tootsie and he's telling us why it means so much to him!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees:  Ephraim Sykes Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ephraim Sykes

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2019

This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Ephraim Sykes!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Damon Daunno Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Damon Daunno

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2019

How does Oklahoma! star Damon Daunno feel about his first-ever Tony nomination? He tells us!


Derrick Baskin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Derrick Baskin been in?
Derrick Baskin has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Derrick Baskin been in?
Derrick Baskin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Derrick Baskin been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations .