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Louis Gossett

 
Date of Birth: May 27, 1936 (86)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1971
Patrice Lumumba
  [Broadway]
1968
Willie Nurse
  [Broadway]
1966
Charles Roberts
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Performer
Paulus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Frank
Eddie Satin (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Big-Eyed Buddy Lomax
  [Broadway]
1959
George Murchison
  [Broadway]
1955
Kenny
  [Broadway]
1953
Spencer Scott






Louis Gossett News

Video: Halle Bailey Wraps Filming On THE COLOR PURPLE Movie with A Gift From Oprah! Photo Video: Halle Bailey Wraps Filming On THE COLOR PURPLE Movie with A Gift From Oprah!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

The Color Purple musical movie is currently currently being filmed in Georgia and this week, young star, Halle Bailey, wrapped her portion of filming, celebrating with a sweet gift from producer, Oprah Winfrey. Watch the video!

Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Photo Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie
by Michael Major - May 7, 2022

The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, will star Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more.

Terrence J. Smith, Tiffany Elle Burgess, and Aba Arthur Join THE COLOR PURPLE Film Photo Terrence J. Smith, Tiffany Elle Burgess, and Aba Arthur Join THE COLOR PURPLE Film
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Three new faces have been added to the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple. Terrence J. Smith will take on the role of 'Adam', Tiffany Elle Burgess will play 'Olivia', and Aba Arthur will also join the cast.

Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film Photo Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film
by Michael Major - Apr 15, 2022

Jon Batiste has joined the cast of the upcoming musical film adaption of The Color Purple. Batiste will make his feature film acting debut in the film as Grady, a piano man and the husband of Shug Avery, played here by Taraji P. Henson. Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more are set for the film.

Elizabeth Marvel Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adaption Photo Elizabeth Marvel Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adaption
by Michael Major - Apr 8, 2022

Elizabeth Marvel will play the role of Miss Millie, the unpleasant wife of the mayor, who hires Sofia to be her maid. The film is currently in production in Georgia. Marvel joins a star-studded cast including Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Corey Hawkins, Colman Domingo, H.E.R., and Aunjanue Ellis.

Wake Up With BWW 3/22: MJ THE MUSICAL Tour, THE COLOR PURPLE Film Cast, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/22: MJ THE MUSICAL Tour, THE COLOR PURPLE Film Cast, and More!
by - Mar 22, 2022

Today's top stories include an upcoming North American tour of MJ the Musical, set to begin in 2023. Plus, Ben Levi Ross returns to Dear Evan Hansen, additional casting for The Color Purple film, and more!

THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adds David Alan Grier, Louis Gossett, Jr., and More! Photo THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adds David Alan Grier, Louis Gossett, Jr., and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Joining the cast are Louis Gossett, Jr. as 'Ol' Mister', David Alan Grier as 'Reverend Avery', Tamela J. Mann as 'First Lady', Phylicia Pearl Mpasi as 'Young Celie', Deon Cole as 'Alfonso', and Stephen Hill as 'Buster'.

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights January 19 in Memory of Sidney Poitier Photo Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights January 19 in Memory of Sidney Poitier
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 18, 2022

To commemorate the life of prolific actor, director and cultural icon Sidney Poitier, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 19 at exactly 7:45PM.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Contemporary Voices Series Celebrating Pride Month Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Contemporary Voices Series Celebrating Pride Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month, Palm Beach Dramaworks' Contemporary Voices series will shine the spotlight on playwright Michael McKeever in June. This free, online series features live readings and discussions of plays by a cross-section of some of the finest American playwrights working in theatre today.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 11- A RAISIN IN THE SUN Debuts On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 11- A RAISIN IN THE SUN Debuts On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2021

What happens to a dream deferred? In the South Side of Chicago, a poor black family struggles to stay afloat as they search for financial stability and a place to call home. Tensions flare as the generations reach for different dreams and prejudice seeps into their lives.

Louis Gossett Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Three on WATCHMEN on HBO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Three on WATCHMEN on HBO

by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

Get a first look at episode three of HBO's Watchmen, titled ' She Was Killed by Space Junk.'

VIDEO: HBO Debuts Official Trailer for WATCHMEN Videoplay
VIDEO: HBO Debuts Official Trailer for WATCHMEN

by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019

There is a vast and insidious conspiracy at play. Watchmen debuts this October on HBO.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HAL, the Documentary on the Oscar¬¬ģ-Winning Director Hal Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HAL, the Documentary on the Oscar¬¬ģ-Winning Director Hal Ashby Directed by Amy Scott

by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2018

Although¬†Hal¬†Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s‚ÄĒHAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE‚ÄĒhe is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott's exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist.

VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorrai Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Today, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. Check out the trailer below!

VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorrai Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2017

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. Check out the trailer below!

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: Alan Rickman, David Bowie & More Honored in OSCARS In Memoriam Tribute
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 29, 2016

During the 2016 OSCARS which aired last night on ABC, actor and Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. introduced the In Memoriam tribute as Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performed The Beatles hit 'Blackbird.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'What on Earth is Wrong?' on Next EXTANT on CBS
by - Aug 1, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's EXTANT titled 'What on Earth is Wrong?', hen the validity of Molly's pregnancy comes into question, John begins to doubt her mental state

TV Broadway Beat Exclusive: LOST IN THE STARS Preview!
by Robert Diamond - Feb 3, 2011

Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center, will feature Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington, Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat got an exclusive sneak peek!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at LOST IN THE STARS in Rehearsal!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 26, 2011

Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington,Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone will star in in Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat went behind the scenes in rehearsal to capture a first look!


Louis Gossett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Louis Gossett been in?
Louis Gossett has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Louis Gossett been in?
Louis Gossett has not appeared in the West End