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Ebony Jo-Ann 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 MONTH

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

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 Theatre's MA RAINEY Virtual Event

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 Domingo Join MA RAINEY Virtual Event

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

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 STORIES ABOUT THE OLD DAYS

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

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

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. DUBOIS AND AND MISS OVINGTON

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

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.
VIDEO: 'I Have A Right To Vote' Features Christopher Jackson, Billy Porter and More

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.
Wake Up With BWW 11/21: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reviews and More!

Today's top stories: read the reviews for A Christmas Carol, and more!
Reel Sisters Honors Activist & Author Nana Camille Yarbrough With Trailblazing Filmmakers Sandra Guzmán And Leslie Harris

On Friday, Oct. 11, 6:00 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with our distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award for her outstanding contributions to film, television, literature and performing arts over six decades. The Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award will be presented to Sandra Guzman, producer and lead interviewer of Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am, and pioneering filmmaker Leslie Harris, director of the classic film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. Cash prizes will also be presented to our award-winning filmmakers. Tickets: $35 ($30 - Bring A Pal discount for 2+ tickets).
Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theater Celebrates Opening Night of MAKE BELIEVE

Second Stage Theater is currently presenting the New York premiere of Make Believe. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, Make Believe will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary, Casey Hilton, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis.
Photo Flash: All-Access Pass To The National Black Theatre Festival Gala With Andre De Shields

2019 Tony winner Andre De Shields has been attending The National Black Theatre Festival® (NBTF) in Winston-Salem, N. C. since 1995. Dubbed the 'Black Theatre Holy Ground,' NBTF is the international outreach program of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, founded by the late Larry Leon Hamlin in 1979. The Festival, also founded by Hamlin, has been held biennially since 1989. The NCBRC celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, while the NBTF celebrated its 30th.
Photo Flash: Andre De Shields 'Lifts Every Voice' At The National Black Theatre Festival Kick Off

2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields spent his day off from HADESTOWN at The National Black Theatre Festival® (NBTF) in Winston-Salem, NC.
Second Stage Theater Announces Casting For THE UNDERLYING CHRIS

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of Will Eno's The Underlying Chris.
Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities.
Reel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to legendary actress Vinie Burrows ( Walk Together Children ) and the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award to Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow).
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April

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?

Ebony Jo-Ann has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for her performance in Tambourines to Glory.

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