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Keith David

 
Date Of Birth:
June 04, 1956 (66)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Keith David is a Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy winner. He recently starred in “Greenleaf” for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and provides the narration for Ken Burns’ upcoming “Muhammed Ali.” Other recent features include 21 Bridges with Chadwick Boseman, Night School with Kevin ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 04, 1956 (66)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Keith David is a Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy winner. He recently starred in “Greenleaf” for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and provides the narration for Ken Burns’ upcoming “Muhammed Ali.” Other recent features include 21 Bridges with Chadwick Boseman, Night School with Kevin ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Oberon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Victor
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Othello
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Leontes
  [Broadway]
1996
Floyd Barton
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Judge Brack
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Chimney Man
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Boesman
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Aaron
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Tullus Aufidius
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Blue Haven
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Colline
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Theseus/Oberon
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Pozzo
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Pirate/Policeman
Pirate King (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
1980
Oscar (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Attendant/Native/Servant
Othello (Understudy)

Keith David Biography

Keith David is a Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy winner. He recently starred in “Greenleaf” for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and provides the narration for Ken Burns’ upcoming “Muhammed Ali.” Other recent features include 21 Bridges with Chadwick Boseman, Night School with Kevin Hart, and Tales from the Hood 2. Additional titles include the Academy Award-winning films Crash and Platoon, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Requiem for a Dream, Men at Work, They Live, There’s Something About Mary, and The Thing. Other TV credits include: “Creepshow,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Blackish,” MacGyver,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Community,” “Enlisted,” “ER,” and “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.” On Broadway, David starred in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars and George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. David’s work as a voice actor has made him a household name. His rich and powerful voice has been featured in national commercials, award shows, documentaries, video games, and animation. In addition to “Muhammed Ali”, his work in narration has earned him three Emmys for Ken Burns’ “Jackie Robinson,” “The War,” and “Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
Born and raised in New York, he enrolled in New York’s High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at The Juilliard School. After graduation, he was immediately hired by Joseph Papp as an understudy for the role of Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus.

Keith David Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Keith David , Jelly's Last Jam

Keith David News

VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET i Photo VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET in Repertory
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Watch footage of @TheActingCo's The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet playing in repertory at theatres across the country.

NOPE to Stream on Peacock in November Photo NOPE to Stream on Peacock in November
by Michael Major - Oct 20, 2022

Nope is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, including Beast, Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Vengeance, Brian and Charles, The Black Phone, The Bad Guys, Downton Abbey: A New Era, and The Northman.

Ne-Yo, Serayah & More Star in BET+ Holiday Films Photo Ne-Yo, Serayah & More Star in BET+ Holiday Films
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

With fan favorites, like Jasmine Guy, Terrence Carson and Dorien Wilson, triple threats like Ne-Yo, Serayah, Romeo Miller, LeToya Luckett and LaLa Milan, and a roster of directors and writers of color, like Victoria Rowell, Robin Givens, Bree West and Patricia Cuffie Jones, these authentic Black stories will provide some genuine Christmas cheer. 

The Disney Bundle Announces Halloween Streaming Lineup Photo The Disney Bundle Announces Halloween Streaming Lineup
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

This year, Hulu’s iconic “Huluween,” now in its fifth year, and Disney+’s “Hallowstream” celebration make the Disney Bundle the ultimate destination for every kind of Halloween viewer, whether you’re looking for scares, sass, or even sports. Check out the complete lineup from Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN!

VIDEO: Netflix Shares ENTERGALACTIC Trailer From Kid Cudi & Kenya Barris Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares ENTERGALACTIC Trailer From Kid Cudi & Kenya Barris
by Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022

From Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Kenya Barris, ENTERGALACTIC boasts an all-star cast includingTy Dolla $ign, Timothée Chalamet,  Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Keith David, Teyana Taylor, Arturo Castro and Macaulay Culkin. Watch the new video trailer now!

The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season Photo The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

The Acting Company's Artistic Director Kent Gash and Managing Director Erik Schroeder have announced casting for the national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet launching in New York City and playing over 27 engagements in 16 states.

Full Cast Announced for Keith David, Bryan Batt & Marcia Cross Led PAY THE WRITER Ind Photo Full Cast Announced for Keith David, Bryan Batt & Marcia Cross Led PAY THE WRITER Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

New York Times Best Selling writer Tawni O’ Dell will get an industry presentation of her newest play, Pay The Writer. With eyes on Broadway for the 2023-24 season, the special presentation will be directed by Broadway and Television’s Sheldon Epps and will star Tony-nominated and multi-Emmy Award winner Keith David, two-time SAG Award winner Bryan Batt, and three-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Marcia Cross. The event will take place on Thursday, July 21.

Keith David, Bryan Batt, and Marcia Cross Will Lead Reading of PAY THE WRITER Photo Keith David, Bryan Batt, and Marcia Cross Will Lead Reading of PAY THE WRITER
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022

New York Times Best Selling writer Tawni O' Dell will get an industry presentation of her newest play, Pay The Writer.

Listen: Play On Podcasts Releases TWELFTH NIGHT Starring Amy Brenneman and Tramell Ti Photo Listen: Play On Podcasts Releases TWELFTH NIGHT Starring Amy Brenneman and Tramell Tillman
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Following the success of Macbeth, Pericles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus, and King Lear, the series – presented by Next Chapter Podcasts in partnership with Play On Shakespeare – continues today with the release of Alison Carey's Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night features Amy Brenneman (NYPD Blue; Judging Amy; Private Practice; The Leftovers) and Tramell Tillman (Severance) among myriad other established actors.

The 20th Annual Imagenation Outdoors Festival to Launch with Aretha Franklin Bio-Pic  Photo The 20th Annual Imagenation Outdoors Festival to Launch with Aretha Franklin Bio-Pic RESPECT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

ImageNation Film Festival's 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival kicks off Saturday July 9th thru September 10, 2022. 

Keith David Videos

VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET i Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET in Repertory

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Watch footage of @TheActingCo's The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet playing in repertory at theatres across the country.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREENLEAF Season Five Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREENLEAF Season Five

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2020

OWN has released the trailer for season five of its hit drama “Greenleaf!”

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH

by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for the second season of 'The Last Kids on Earth”. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Max Brailler, the fun and lighthearted 'The Last Kids on Earth' follows Jack Sullivan (played by Nick Wolfhard) and a band of suburban middle schoolers living in a decked-out tree house, playing video games, gorging themselves on candy and battling zombies. The second season, called “The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade,” is based on the second book of the series and will premiere with ten, 22-minute episodes.

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Dr Videoplay
VIDEO: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama GREENLEAF

by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2018

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama GREENLEAF

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama GREENLEAF Season 3 Videoplay
VIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama GREENLEAF Season 3

by Macon Prickett - Jul 24, 2018

In season three of “Greenleaf,” all the turbulent forces that Grace's (Merle Dandridge) return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but the family itself. Fallout from last season's shocking revelation of Bishop's (Keith David) infidelities with Lady Mae's (Lynn Whitfield) sister, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home, setting the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course that, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce. In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle), an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker, in an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to preach and thus do what no First Lady has done before — survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple. Grace, meanwhile, works undercover in the company of Rochelle, hoping to discover Rochelle's motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire. Across town at Triumph, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical empire and manage parenting their teenage daughter Zora (Lovie Simone), but the roots of sin delve deep and old habits die hard. Sophia's (Desiree Ross) faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) struggles to make peace with Kevin (Tye White) and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from death row for the crime of defending her own life. Meanwhile, Darius (Rick Fox) finds himself in conflict due to being entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Attack on Gorilla City' Episode of THE FLASH
by - Feb 8, 2017

On the next episode of THE FLASH on The CW titled  "Attack on Gorilla City", when Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) informs the team that her father (Tom Cavanagh) has been abducted

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Lillias White and More in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

August Wilson's hard-hitting 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' opened September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/ Mark Taper Forum. 'Ma Rainey...' is part of Wilson's American Century Cycle of 10 plays chronicling African American experience in 20th Century USA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below, along with behind the scenes with the cast and celebrities!

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 (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”)

VIDEO: Comedy Central's BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL, Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Lights, camera, action! A comedic adventure of truly epic proportions unfolds when 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL,' premieres tonight, March 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, after an all-new 'Workaholics.'


Keith David Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Keith David been in?
Keith David has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Keith David been in?
Keith David has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Keith David been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam .