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Ethel Waters

 
Date of Birth: October 31, 1900
Date of Death: September 01, 1977 (76)

Birth Place: Chester, PA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1953
Performer
  [Broadway]
1950
Berenice Sadie Brown
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1943
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Petunia Jackson
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1940
Hagar
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Hagar
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1935
"Thief in the Night" Performer
"The Steamboad Whistle" Performer
"Hottentot Potentate" Performer
"Got a Bran' New Suit" Performer
Featured Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1933
"I've Got Harlem on My Mind" Singer
"Supper Time" Singer
Performer
"To Be Or Not To Be" Singer
"Heat Wave Hits New York" Singer
Ella
Josephine Baker
Woman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1931
Performer
  [Broadway]
1930
Performer
  [Broadway]
1928
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Performer

Writing

Composer
Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1953
Performer

  [Broadway]
1950
Berenice Sadie Brown

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1943
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Petunia Jackson

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1940
Hagar

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Hagar

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1935
"Thief in the Night" Performer

"The Steamboad Whistle" Performer

"Hottentot Potentate" Performer

"Got a Bran' New Suit" Performer

Featured Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1933
"I've Got Harlem on My Mind" Singer

"Supper Time" Singer

Performer

"To Be Or Not To Be" Singer

"Heat Wave Hits New York" Singer

Ella

Josephine Baker

Woman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1931
Performer

  [Broadway]
1930
Performer

  [Broadway]
1928
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Performer

Writing
Composer
Lyricist





Ethel Waters News

Gay Marshall Returns To Pangea This Month Photo Gay Marshall Returns To Pangea This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

Actress/singer,¬†Gay Marshall, winner of the 2022 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording and 2022 MAC nominee for Major Recording, celebrates the genius of Leonard Cohen in¬†Back on Boogie Street¬†at Pangea in New York City on May¬†24th and 31st and June 4th at¬†7PM.¬†Marshall released her recording,¬†Back on Boogie Street ‚Äď Songs of Leonard Cohen,¬†just before Covid lockdown.

Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other  Photo Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other Motown Greats
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society presents the finale of its 32nd season, Aretha Rising, on May 29, 2022, Memorial Day Weekend at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph, Chicago).

Jane's Walk 2022 Will Spotlight Four Historic Districts In Harlem Photo Jane's Walk 2022 Will Spotlight Four Historic Districts In Harlem
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

Jane's Walk has returned to New York with in-person experiences. In addition, local groups are highlighting four historic districts in Harlem simultaneously - the Mt. Morris Historic District, the Central Harlem Historic District, Striver's Row, and the newly designated Dorrance Brooks Historic District.

Mary John, Founder of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Passes Away at 96 Photo Mary John, Founder of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Passes Away at 96
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

Milwaukee Repertory Theater has announced of the passing of its founder Mary John (1925-2022).  Born in Green Bay, WI Mary forged a plan to create a professional theater for the city of Milwaukee and established Drama Inc, now Milwaukee Repertory Theater, in 1954. 

BWW Review: A TIN PAN ALLEY CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH Gives 54 Below Audienc Photo BWW Review: A TIN PAN ALLEY CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH Gives 54 Below Audiences Gabrielle Lee at Her Saucy Sassy Best
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 17, 2022

In her 54 Below solo show debut, Gabrielle Lee brings the brass and the bang and a bangarang band.

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY Photo Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the World Premiere of Gong Lum’s Legacy by Charles L. White.

George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinste Photo George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

GABRIELLE LEE: A TIN PAN ALLEY CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH to Play at 54/Below Photo GABRIELLE LEE: A TIN PAN ALLEY CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH to Play at 54/Below
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 5, 2022

Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver an evening of ragtime, blues and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards celebrating Black History Month. A Tin Pan Alley Celebration of Black History Month plays at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Friday, February 11 at 7 PM.

BAM to Present Tribute to Cicely Tyson Photo BAM to Present Tribute to Cicely Tyson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

This February, BAM will pay tribute to groundbreaking actress Cicely Tyson, who passed away in 2021 and left behind a formidable legacy and a 60-year career that included several Emmys, a Tony Award, an honorary Oscar, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; FUGITIVE SONGS Lea Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; FUGITIVE SONGS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Ethel Waters Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, which opened November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got an exclusive look at the show on stage!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 13, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, opening November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got a sneak peek!

MasterCard Presents: Broadway Beat's Priceless Moments #5 Julie Harris
by Broadway Beat Priceless Moments - Feb 25, 2008

One of the American theater's greatest actresses is six-time Tony Award recipient Julie Harris. She dazzled audiences in The Lark, Forty Carats, I Am a Camera, The Belle of Amherst, The Last of Mr. Lincoln and of course The Member of the Wedding. Miss Harris reminisces about working with Ethel Waters and the impact that the young up and coming Brandon De Wilde had on her in The Member of the Wedding.


Ethel Waters Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ethel Waters been in?
Ethel Waters has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Ethel Waters been in?
Ethel Waters has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Ethel Waters written?
Ethel Waters has written 1 shows including After Midnight (Composer).