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Washington's Broadway credits include work in "American Son" and "Chase."
She gained wide public recognition for starring as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–2018). For her role, she was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and once for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Her portrayal of Anita Hill in the HBO television political thriller film, Confirmation (2016), earned her a nomination for both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. And for her role as Mia Warren in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020) she was again nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
In film, Washington is known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), as Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009), Night Catches Us (2010), and American Son (2019).
Time magazine included Washington in its Time 100 list of most influential people in 2014.In 2018, Forbes named her the eighth highest-paid television actress. Washington has won a Primetime Emmy Award and five NAACP Image Awards, including The President's Award.

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Kerry Washington STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Kendra

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Susan

[West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Grandma (Understudy) [Replacement]


Kerry Washington Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award

Kerry Washington, American Son

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GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Original Broadway Cast Album to be Released in May


The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY Award winners and Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells will be released in May.

CONVERSATIONS: David Letterman with Alex Honnold to be Presented at PAC NYC


The Perelman Performing Arts Center will welcome award-winning comedian and television broadcaster David Letterman in “Conversations: David Letterman with Alex Honnold”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

CONVERSATIONS: David Letterman with Alex Honnold to be Presented at PAC NYC


The Perelman Performing Arts Center will present award-winning comedian and television broadcaster David Letterman in “Conversations: David Letterman with Alex Honnold”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Scoop: Coming Up on THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, March 24, 2024


Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, March 24, 2024! A parenting disagreement between Marge and Luann Van Houten escalates into a life-or-death struggle for survival in the all-new 'Clan of the Cave Mom' episode. Kerry Washington guest stars. Watch a video clip now!

WP Gala Will Honor Sutton Foster, LaChanze, and Anne Quart; Hosted by Eden Espinosa


The honorees have been revealed for the WP Theater 2024 Annual Gala, which include Sutton Foster, LaChanze, and Anne Quart. The event will be hosted by Eden Espinosa  at The Edison Ballroom on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Lea Salonga & More to Join CTG: THE GALA 2024 at the Mark Taper Forum


Learn who is taking part in CTG: The Gala 2024, featuring Lea Salonga and more. Learn how to purchase tickets.

THE COLOR PURPLE, Colman Domingo, and More Take Home NAACP Image Awards - Full List of Winners!


The 55th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced during a ceremony on Saturday, March 16th. See the full list of winners here!

Sandy Duncan, Andrea McArdle, Krysta Rodriguez & More to Star in LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Theatre Aspen


Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore will be presented at Theatre Aspen in March. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Noah J. Ricketts, Samantha Pauly, Eric Anderson, and More Join the Cast of THE GREAT GATSBY on Broadway


Additional principal casting has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical The Great Gatsby, opening on Broadway this spring. Find out who is joining the cast here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 31, 2024


Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 31, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Will Release a Cast Recording This Spring; Recoups Investment


Gutenberg! The Musical! will release a cast recording! After taking their final bows on the stage of the Jones Theatre, Josh Gad  and Andrew Rannells step into the studio to record the upcoming Original Broadway Cast Album. The album will be released this spring on Center Stage Records and Yellow Sound Label.

THE COLOR PURPLE Tops NAACP Image Award Nominations - Full List of Nominees!


The NAACP Image Award Nominations have been announced, with The Color Purple leading with a total of 16 nominations, with nods for Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and more. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Steven Pasquale's Sophomore Album SOME OTHER TIME Out Now


Center Stage Records has released 'Steven Pasquale: Some Other Time.'

Mark Strong and Lesley Manville to Star in Robert Icke's OEDIPUS in the West End


Oedipus, a new adaptation created by Robert Icke after Sophocles, is set to have a West End run. Learn additional details and see how to purchase tickets!

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Will Lead THE GREAT GATSBY Musical on Broadway This Spring


BroadwayWorld has learned that the musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is headed to Broadway this year. The production, led by Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, had its pre-Broadway engagement at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2023.

World Premiere Of THE CANCELLATION OF LAUREN FEIN By Christopher Demos-Brown Opens February 2


The world premiere of 'The Cancellation of Lauren Fein' by Christopher Demos-Brown opens on February 2 at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This ripped-from-the-headlines play explores the consequences of cancel culture.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adrienne Warren, and Melba Moore Join Talkback Series at PURLIE VICTORIOUS


A slew of stars are joining the lineup for 'Victorious Talkbacks' the series of post-show events following performances of the Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr.

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE SIMPSONS on FOX With Kerry Washington- Sunday, December 31, 2023


Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, December 31, 2023! Kerry Washinton (“Unprisoned”) Makes a Recurring Guest Voice Appearance. Marge feels an overwhelming dread of the empty nest in the 'A Mid-Childhood Night’s Dream' episode. Watch a video clip now!

Feature: A Cabaret Christmas Wish List


For four years this cabaret editor has been dreaming of these club acts.

Kerry Washington FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Kerry Washington been in?

Kerry Washington has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Kerry Washington been in?

Kerry Washington has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Kerry Washington's first West End show?

Kerry Washington's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005

What awards has Kerry Washington been nominated for?

Kerry Washington has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her performance in American Son.

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