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Ernestine Jackson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
1988
Bertha Holly (Standby)

Martha Pentecost (Standby)

Mattie Campbell (Standby)

Molly Cunningham (Standby)

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Mary

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Showcase, 1981
Performer

[Broadway]
1980
Chorus of Bacchae

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1976
Sister Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Ruth Younger

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Ernestina

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Ensemble/Other Roles

Singer

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1966
Female Singer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Irene Molloy [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Irene Molloy (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2013
Countess Willy Danger


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Therese Lee's RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Return to Don't Tell Mama in October

THERESE LEE  will return to New York for an encore performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show. Learn how to purchase tickets!

RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Return to Los Angeles in August

THERESE LEE will return to L.A. for an encore performance of  RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show.

Therese Lee to Bring RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Don't Tell Mama in April

THERESE LEE  will return to New York for an encore performance of  RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which has received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show.

RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET Returns to Don't Tell Mama

THERESE LEE  returns to New York for an encore performance of her new show, RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET.  In it, she recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares what her interactions with some of Hollywood's biggest stars during that time did to change her life forever. 

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Opens Theatre Season With GUYS AND DOLLS

Opening Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 23rd anniversary season will be one of the most produced musicals in history, “Guys and Dolls.”

Therese Lee to Present Encore Performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET at Don't Tell Mama in September

THERESE LEE will return to New York on September 17 for an encore performance of her new show, RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET.  In it, she recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares what her interactions with some of Hollywood's biggest stars during that time did to change her life forever. 

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards

The Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein at the historic 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that returned to a live in-person presentation on the set of the Jeffrey Richards production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Revival of American Buffalo.

Therese Lee to Debut RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET at the Triad Theater

THERESE LEE  makes her New York debut with her new show, RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET.  In it, she recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares what her interactions with some of Hollywood's biggest stars during that time did to change her life forever. 

UN DÍA COMO HOY: GUYS AND DOLLS volvía a Broadway

El revival de la obra se estrenó en 1976 en el Broadway Theatre con un elenco afroamericano

Photos/Video: Andre De Shields Celebrates 2021 John Willis Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre

The 2021 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is the latest accolade for Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields, fresh from his critically-acclaimed turn as King Lear at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.

VIDEO: The Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years- Watch Now!

Tonight's the night! Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends André De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Christy Altomare, Ana Villafañe, Ethan Slater & More Will Perform at 2021 Theatre World Awards

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends André De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Nominee Ernestine Jackson

She was one of Broadway's most respected singers, garnering two Tony nominations for her work in Raisin and the 1976 revival of Guys and Dolls. Now, Ernestine Jackson sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes stints in Hello, Dolly, The Bacchae, Applause, Show Boat, Finian's Rainbow, Brownstone, and many more!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 75th Annual Theatre World Awards!

Just last night, Broadway gathered to celebrate the Theatre World Awards at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), home of the sensational Broadway hit, The Cher Show.

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Present at Theatre World Awards

The Theatre World Awards will celebrate the 2019 Theatre World Award Honorees, the 7th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Nathan Lane, and the 11th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree Hampton Fluker at the landmark 75th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), home of the sensational Broadway hit, The Cher Show.

Deidrie Henry In LADY DAY Comes to Garry Marshall Theatre

Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal. Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.

Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle And Dancers Over 40 Reunite To Celebrate David Merrick

Dancers Over 40 will welcome a bushel full of performers, surprise guests and a gaggle of… wandering dancers from every discipline for a tribute to theatre impresario David Merrick on Monday, April 29, 7pm at St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th Street in NYC. 

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Comes to Garry Marshall Theatre

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17).  The time is 1959, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers - including "What a Moonlight Can Do," "Crazy He Calls Me," "Easy Living," "Strange Fruit," "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," and "God Bless the Child" -- are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: GUYS AND DOLLS

Well, next up in decluttering my apartment is clearing out the big, tall stack of different Guys and Dolls CDs I've spent a few decades collecting. I think I could hack this particular task without any tears (or maybe like you know without having to blog about it) were it not for that gorgeous black square with the orange and yellow title letters thrown into the air alongside perfect pair of cartoon dice. 1992 Grammy Award-winning New Broadway Cast Recording, it's gonna be hard to leave you, baby.

Ernestine Jackson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ernestine Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Ernestine Jackson has not appeared in the West End.

Ernestine Jackson has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Guys and Dolls." She also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same production. Additionally, Jackson was recognized with a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her performance in "Raisin." She also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "Raisin."

Ernestine Jackson has won the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in the Broadway show "Raisin".

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