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Dwayne Cooper

 
Bio:
Dwayne Cooper is a native of Florence, SC! Broadway: Motown the Musical, Hairspray. National Tours: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Showboat, Seussical. TV: SMASH, Law and Order (SVU and CI), Girls, Orange Is The New Black. Film: American Gangster. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dwayne Cooper is a native of Florence, SC! Broadway: Motown the Musical, Hairspray. National Tours: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Showboat, Seussical. TV: SMASH, Law and Order (SVU and CI), Girls, Orange Is The New Black. Film: American Gangster. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Thad [Replacement]
Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]

Photos

Victor Sosa joins Dwayne Cooper, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Photo

Victor Sosa joins Dwayne Cooper, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Emma Degerstedt, Alysha Umphress, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz and Jelani Remy

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08/09/2018
Dwayne Cooper, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Emma Degerstedt,  Photo

Dwayne Cooper, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Emma Degerstedt, Alysha Umphress, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz and Jelani Remy

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Date:
08/09/2018
From Smokey Joe's Cafe-John Edwards, Jelani Remy, Dwayne Cooper and Kyle Taylor Parke Photo

From Smokey Joe's Cafe-John Edwards, Jelani Remy, Dwayne Cooper and Kyle Taylor Parker

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Date:
08/09/2018
Jelani Remy, Kyle Taylor Parker, John Edwards and Dwayne Cooper Photo

Jelani Remy, Kyle Taylor Parker, John Edwards and Dwayne Cooper

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08/09/2018
John Edwards, Dwayne Cooper, Kyle Taylor Parker and Jelani Remy Photo

John Edwards, Dwayne Cooper, Kyle Taylor Parker and Jelani Remy

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Date:
08/09/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]

  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Thad [Replacement]

Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]

Dwayne Cooper Biography

Dwayne Cooper is a native of Florence, SC! Broadway: Motown the Musical, Hairspray. National Tours: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Showboat, Seussical. TV: SMASH, Law and Order (SVU and CI), Girls, Orange Is The New Black. Film: American Gangster.





Dwayne Cooper News

THE DOO WOP PROJECT At The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo THE DOO WOP PROJECT At The Ridgefield Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2021

The Doo Wop Project returns with two shows on Sunday, June 27 at 2pm and 5pm.  Seating will be socially distanced, outside at the tent next to The Playhouse. 

Krystal Joy Brown to Appear as Special Guest on THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR HOM Photo Krystal Joy Brown to Appear as Special Guest on THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020

Broadway's Krystal Joy Brown (Motown, The Musical, Hamilton, Big Fish) will be the special guest at The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Home For The Holidays, a virtual live theatrical concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00PM.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Live Virtual Theatrical Conce Photo THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Live Virtual Theatrical Concert Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2020

Back by popular demand, Ken Davenport presents The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Home For The Holidays, a virtual live theatrical concert, on Saturday, December 12th at 8:00PM.

See Charl Brown, Dwayne Cooper and More in THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR LIVING R Photo See Charl Brown, Dwayne Cooper and More in THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020

Ken Davenport will present The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Living Room, a virtual theatrical concert, broadcast live from Shubert Studios, on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00PM EST. Tickets prices, starting at $25.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT Announced for October 25 Photo THE DOO WOP PROJECT Announced for October 25
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2020

Over a million people around the world have fallen in love with The Doo Wop Project and now you can too, right from your living room.

Charl Brown, Dwayne Cooper, John Michael Dias and More to Star in THE DOO WOP PROJECT Photo Charl Brown, Dwayne Cooper, John Michael Dias and More to Star in THE DOO WOP PROJECT: LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

Over a million people around the world have fallen in love with The Doo Wop Project and now you can too, right from your living room. Ken Davenport will present The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Living Room, a virtual theatrical concert, broadcast live from Shubert Studios, on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00PM.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo THE DOO WOP PROJECT is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020

Featuring stars of Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. DWP takes the audience on a journey from the songs of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to 'DooWopified' versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. The Doo Wop Project comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm, part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series with support from Teed & Brown, and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.

Doo Wop Comes To Kean University's Wilkins Theatre Photo Doo Wop Comes To Kean University's Wilkins Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

Kean Stage welcomes The Doo Wop Project to Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

The Doo Wop Project Brings A DOO WOP CHRISTMAS to The McAninch Arts Center Photo The Doo Wop Project Brings A DOO WOP CHRISTMAS to The McAninch Arts Center
by Marika O'Hara - Nov 15, 2018

The Doo Wop Project brings "A Doo Wop Christmas Show" to the McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Doo Wop Project, with multiple members who have appeared in the Broadway hits "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: The Musical", brings unparalleled sound and vocal authenticity to recreate a classic era in American music that has inspired generations.

December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre Photo December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2018

Moonlight Presents offers two holiday events in December at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's, the shows include the Doo Wop Project Christmas, featuring stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: the Musical," on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Amongst the singers is San Diego native Charl Brown who began his musical theatre journey as a student at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He would go on to appearing in a number of shows locally, including The Moonlight's "Ragtime" in 2002, before going on to Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 - $40. On Sat., Dec. 8, experience the holiday favorite "Home Alone" on a big screen with pre-movie activities including a snow play area for the kids. Tickets are $5 or $10. Both shows are on sale now through VisTix at moonlightstage.com and by phone at (760) 724-2110.

Dwayne Cooper Videos

VIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!' VideoVIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!'
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

Get ready to rock with Leiber & Stoller's 'Ruby Baby!" Previously recorded by such legendary acts as The Drifters, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys, the revival's soulful take on this hit song features Max Sangerman, along with members of the cast and band of Smokey Joe's Cafe, jamming out together at Stage 42.

VIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar VideoVIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened on, Sunday, July 22. The vibrant nine-member ensemble led by director choreographer Joshua Bergasse brings new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' Check out a new video exploring the history of Leiber and Stoller and the Gibson guitar below!

BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek VideoBWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 1, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22.

BWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAF VideoBWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2018

They say the neon lights are birght off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22.

VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVideo: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2018

Over the course of a 61-year partnership, Jerry Leiber (d. 2011) and Mike Stoller created enduring classics in a variety of genres including rhythm & blues, pop, country, jazz, cabaret, and-perhaps most notably-rock & roll. Elvis Presley and the Coasters are only two of the many acts whose careers skyrocketed because of Leiber and Stoller's creative partnership.

VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY  VideoVIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

VIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

BWW TV: MOTOWN Cast Takes Bryant Park Back in Time!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of MATILDA, featuring: Josh Tower, Krystal Joy Brown, Dwayne Cooper, Nathaniel Cullors, Justin Prescott,Jaquez Andre Sims and Nik Walker. Check out clips from 'You're All I Need to Get By,' 'Can I Close the Door,' and 'ABC' below!

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the brand new commercial for Broadway's smash hit musical, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.


Dwayne Cooper Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dwayne Cooper been in?
Dwayne Cooper has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Dwayne Cooper been in?
Dwayne Cooper has not appeared in the West End