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Josephine Baker

 
Josephine Baker Headshot
Date of Birth: June 03, 1906
Date of Death: April 12, 1975 (68)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer
"Isle in the West Indies" Dancer
"Maharanee" Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1924
A Deserted Female
That Comedy Chorus Girl

Photos

Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker (Regional): lyskei Intermission shapes on O Photo

Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker (Regional): lyskei Intermission shapes on Official Josephine Baker Day (and Eliza Doolittle Day) . #bejosephine #josephinebaker #handstands #intermission #SIP #saturdayintermissionpic #flapper #ziegfieldfollies #s

From: 
Date:
05/20/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
1964
Performer

  [Broadway]
1964
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer

"Isle in the West Indies" Dancer

"Maharanee" Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1924
A Deserted Female

That Comedy Chorus Girl






Josephine Baker News

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

Curtis Institute Of Music Announces The 2022‚Ä"23 Season: Made With Love Photo Curtis Institute Of Music Announces The 2022‚Ä"23 Season: Made With Love
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

The 2022‚Äď23 season begins at the Curtis Institute of Music this October, with dynamic programming that includes orchestra, opera, and chamber music concerts, and recitals, totaling more than 150 performances in Philadelphia through May 2023.

 Vincent Victoria Has Two Plays to be Read at The National Black Theatre Festival Photo Vincent Victoria Has Two Plays to be Read at The National Black Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Playwright Vincent Victoria, known for writing plays about historical African American figures from the past , has two of his plays selected to be read at the prestigious National Black Theatre Festival in  August in Winston-Salem North Carolina.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Present Exhibition Celebrating The Achievements Of Acclai Photo Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Present Exhibition Celebrating The Achievements Of Acclaimed Artist Barbara Chase-Riboud
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

This fall the Pulitzer Arts Foundation will present Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, a major monographic presentation examining the artistic vision of the Paris-based artist, novelist, and poet, Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. Philadelphia, 1939).

YOU'LL BE SWELL! YOU'LL BE GREAT! THE FINE ART OF PERFORMANCE Exhibition Adds Additio Photo YOU'LL BE SWELL! YOU'LL BE GREAT! THE FINE ART OF PERFORMANCE Exhibition Adds Additional Works
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

Additional works have been added to You'll Be Swell! You'll Be Great! The Fine Art of Performance, the new exhibition from Helicline Fine Art running now through August 31.

The French Institute Alliance Française Presents Bastille Day On Madison Ave Photo The French Institute Alliance Française Presents Bastille Day On Madison Ave
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) announces the details for the annual Bastille Day, happening for the first time this year on New York's famed Madison Ave. For over 20 years,

Further Shows Are On Sale For the Bush Theatre's 50th Year Photo Further Shows Are On Sale For the Bush Theatre's 50th Year
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

The Shepherd's Bush venue continues its history of shining a light on unheard voices and reflecting issues in the community and today releases tickets for the second part of its 50th birthday season.

'When Broadway Was Black' Will Be Published in February 2023 Photo 'When Broadway Was Black' Will Be Published in February 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

On this day in 1921, a fast-moving, groundbreaking jazz musical danced into New York City ‚Äď and by the end of its triumphant run, its Black creators were responsible for the most unlikely entertainment success story of the 1920s, a watershed moment for racial representation in America.

'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance  Photo 'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance at Theatre West
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

The show is written by Karen Bankhead with additional material by Pam Trotter and performed by Karen Bankhead. It features musical performance by singer Pam Trotter, and is directed by Karen Bankhead. It is produced by Free Spirit Productions. The production will play one performance at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, call (323) 851-7977 or visit http://theatrewest.org. The show runs for 80 minutes and is recommended for ages 14+.

HARMONY: A NEW MUSICAL Original Cast Album Set To Be Recorded Photo HARMONY: A NEW MUSICAL Original Cast Album Set To Be Recorded
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Harmony: A New Musical, starring musical theatre icons Chip Zien (Into the Woods, Caroline, Or Change) and Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera), has announced the recording of their original cast album, to be produced by Barry Manilow and co-produced by Lawrence Manchester. Jill Dell'Abate is the Production Manager.

Josephine Baker Videos

VIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth VideoVIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2021

Watch the full conversation from these singers and Broadway veterans, as they talk about Juneteenth and more!

Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016 VideoCelebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along, the story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.

Chloe Perrier Releases Her New Album 'Petite Fleur' VideoChloe Perrier Releases Her New Album 'Petite Fleur'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 13, 2019

A true musical citizen of the world, French born, NYC based vocalist Chloe Perrier has one goal every time she and her French Heart Jazz Band take the stage at clubs throughout Manhattan - to make people happy and transport them away from the chaos and stress of life in the modern world. Drawing from such influences as Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie, the singer uses her velvety voice, spellbinding style and charming accent to transform any room she plays into a realm harkening back to the golden age of jazz.

PARIS! THE SHOW Kicks Off US Tour At The Town Hall, October 17th VideoPARIS! THE SHOW Kicks Off US Tour At The Town Hall, October 17th
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019

Gil Marsalla & Directo Productions are thrilled to announce their newest musical, PARIS! THE SHOW, which will tour 7 US cities, for One-Night-Only performances, this October. Following the worldwide success of Piaf! Le Spectacle, which sold out Carnegie Hall in 2017 and just completed a tour of China, Paris! The Show also features the sensational Anne Carrere, who '...can miraculously capture Piaf's soul and timbre...' wrote Kevin O'Donnell in the New York Times (1/5/17).

VIDEO: Savion Glover & Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Perform on NBC's 'Maya & Marty'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2016

On last night's premiere episode of the new NBC variety series MAYA AND MARTY, Savion Glover and the cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed 'The Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle,' from the new Broadway musical.

VIDEO: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Series GREENLEAF
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new, original drama series GRENLEAF, from Lionsgate and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (‚ÄúLost,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSix Feet Under,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBrothers and Sisters‚ÄĚ)

VIDEO: First Look at SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway + Meet the Young Cast in Rehearsal
by Robert Diamond - Apr 24, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way. Today on CBS, Maurice DuBois gave 'Sunday Morning' a peak backstage.

STAGE TUBE: Deborah Cox & Kevin Earley Preview Broadway-Hopeful Musical JOSEPHINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2016

Asolo Rep will soon stage the world premiere of the Broadway-aimed new musical JOSEPHINE. In anticipation, stars Deborah Cox and Kevin Earley recently took part in a preview event for the production - check out their performances below!

VIDEO: Savion Glover Chats Significance of SHUFFLE ALONG; Tap Dances on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Savion Glove talked about choreographing the new Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG.

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below!


Josephine Baker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Josephine Baker been in?
Josephine Baker has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Josephine Baker been in?
Josephine Baker has not appeared in the West End