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Ebony Jo-Ann

 

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Aunt Ester (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Jackie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Ma Rainey (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1997
Registered Nurse
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Sister Blunt
Katie Pitts (Understudy)
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1989
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Dussie Mae (Understudy)
Ma Rainey (Understudy)
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1984
Performer

Ebony Jo-Ann Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
Ebony Jo-AnnTambourines to Glory

Ebony Jo-Ann News

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents WE RISE: MKE'S CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONT Photo Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents WE RISE: MKE'S CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

Milwaukee Rep presents We Rise: MKE’s Celebration of Black History Month with four Facebook Live events every Monday night in February at 7pm CT. The celebration is in honor of the rich contributions that African American artists, administrators, audiences, and board members have made to the growth, strength and development of Milwaukee Rep.

Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Colman Domingo, and More Join Classical Theat Photo Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Colman Domingo, and More Join Classical Theatre's MA RAINEY Virtual Event
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2020

Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ebony Jo-Ann, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo have joined the lineup for Classical Theatre's virtual event for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Ebony Jo-Ann, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domi Photo Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Ebony Jo-Ann, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo Join MA RAINEY Virtual Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

Today, The August Wilson Society (AWS) and Howard University announced an exciting virtual event on Saturday, December 19 at 5:00 PM. Come jam with AWS at August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Virtual 'Jam Session' with Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Ebony Jo-Ann, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo.

Food For Thought Productions Presents THE LOVE COURSE By A.R. Gurney Photo Food For Thought Productions Presents THE LOVE COURSE By A.R. Gurney
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, the award-winning theatre company, offers it fifth show during the 2020 season at Theatre 80, 8th Street and 1st Avenue on Monday, December 21st, from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's Photo Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's STORIES ABOUT THE OLD DAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020

On 10/30 - 11/1, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Stories About the Old Days,' the acclaimed 1986 drama about hidden secrets, featuring co-stars Pauletta Washington and Michael Potts, associate producer Linda Herring and its original director LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the helm.

New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

On October 16 - 18, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present the acclaimed 'From the Mississippi Delta,' the biographical journey of a Black woman's rise from poverty and prostitution to become a Civil Rights activist and historian by late scholar-poet Endesha Ida Mae Holland, PhD.

Food For Thought Celebrates 20th Anniversary with WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH Photo Food For Thought Celebrates 20th Anniversary with WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, the award-winning theatre company, offers it fourth show during the 2020 season at Theatre 80, 8th Street and 1st Avenue on Monday, October 26th from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOI Photo Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOIS AND AND MISS OVINGTON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington,' the acclaimed 2014 drama about the beginnings of the NAACP with original stars Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant.'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington' are 7:00pm on Friday, October 9 and 7:00pm on Saturday, Oct 10.

I Have A Right To Vote Launches National Voter Awareness Effort Photo I Have A Right To Vote Launches National Voter Awareness Effort
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2020

With 78 days until Election Day, I Have A Right To Vote, a star-studded music video, has been released to raise awareness around voter suppression, encourage voter education and registration, and increase voter motivation leading into the fall elections.

Ebony Jo-Ann Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here!


Ebony Jo-Ann Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ebony Jo-Ann been in?
Ebony Jo-Ann has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Ebony Jo-Ann been in?
Ebony Jo-Ann has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ebony Jo-Ann been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Tambourines to Glory .