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Lynn Whitfield

 
Date of Birth: May 06, 1953 (69)

Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2007
Lynn
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
Rosemarie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Photos

Cast members Kent Overshown, actress Lynn Whitfield and cast member James Earl Jones  Photo

Cast members Kent Overshown, actress Lynn Whitfield and cast member James Earl Jones II and Dwelvan David

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Date:
04/24/2014
Actress Lynn Whitfield and cast member Sumayya Ali Photo

Actress Lynn Whitfield and cast member Sumayya Ali

From: 
Date:
04/24/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2007
Lynn

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
Rosemarie

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]






Lynn Whitfield News

The History of FOR COLORED GIRLS... and its Journey on Stage and Screen Photo The History of FOR COLORED GIRLS... and its Journey on Stage and Screen
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2022

This production marks the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's piece, however, it has had quite the life on stage and screen. Today, we're taking you through the production history of for colored girls... to learn more about its journey back to Broadway!

Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

BWW Feature: Black History In The Making Photo BWW Feature: Black History In The Making
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 25, 2021

If you love looking back at Ella, Lady Day, Sassy and The Queen then consider how much you will love looking forward with Norm, Natalie, Latrice and La Tanya. This time history pays it forward.

BWW Interview: Deborah Joy Winans Talks DON'T WASTE YOUR PRETTY, the Finale of GREENL Photo BWW Interview: Deborah Joy Winans Talks DON'T WASTE YOUR PRETTY, the Finale of GREENLEAF, Her Music Career & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021

Deborah Joy Winans' career is red hot, spanning from TV to film to music, and the multi-talented star is showing no signs of slowing down! Winans recently wrapped up the final season of OWN's NAACP award-winning drama series Greenleaf. Winans stars next in the upcoming film 'Don't Waste Your Pretty' opposite Keri Hilson.

HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for  Photo HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for 52nd NAACP Image Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.

Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Photo Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021

Today, it was announced that Brian Moreland is the recipient of the Ninth Annual Broadway Global Producer of the Year Award from Broadway Global.

Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Th Photo Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Theatre Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

At New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Sunday January 17, special guests will include Debbie Allen, Trazana Beverly, Mya Carter, Patrice Johnson Cevannes, Debbi Blackwell Cook, D.K. Dyson, Joseph Edwards, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ted Lange, Pauletta Washington, Kevin Maynor, S. Epatha Merskerson, Phylicia Rashad and more.

DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Photo DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

DeWanda Wise, star of the Netflix series 'She'd Gotta Have It,' and her husband, Alano Miller, best known for the WGN America drama series 'Underground,' will join Ted Lange as co-hosts of New Federal Theatre's '50th Anniversary Virtual Gala' January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  

Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theat Photo Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theatre 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020

New Federal Theatre will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration as a virtual event January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Gala will be accessible from the theater's website, and will honor Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ed Pitt, Phylicia Rashad, Oz Scott, Beth Turner, Glynn Turman and Douglas Turner Ward.  

Photo Flash: Sterling K. Brown, Phylicia Rashad & More Join Ailey's REVELATIONS REIMA Photo Photo Flash: Sterling K. Brown, Phylicia Rashad & More Join Ailey's REVELATIONS REIMAGINED Opening Night Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020

Last night the premiere of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Revelations Reimagined” Opening Night Benefit for the groundbreaking Ailey Forward first-ever virtual holiday season began inspiring viewers around the world with incomparable performances introduced by Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison.

Lynn Whitfield Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREENLEAF Season Five VideoVIDEO: 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: BLUE Celebrates Mothers' Day, Featuring Lynn Whitfield, Phylicia Rashad, and M VideoVIDEO: BLUE Celebrates Mothers' Day, Featuring Lynn Whitfield, Phylicia Rashad, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2020

Blue, the new play directed by Phylicia Rashad, is celebrating Mothers' Day with a new video!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's Romantic Comedy NAPPILY EVER AFTER Starring Sa VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's Romantic Comedy NAPPILY EVER AFTER Starring Sanaa Lathan
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2018

In Nappily Ever After, Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life - a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But after a life-changing event doesn't go according to her plan, and a hair-raising incident at the hairdresser, her life begins to unravel. Eventually, Violet realizes that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one she really wanted.

VIDEO: Netflix Trailer Debut NAPPILY EVER AFTER Starring Sanaa Lathan, Premiering 9/2 VideoVIDEO: Netflix Trailer Debut NAPPILY EVER AFTER Starring Sanaa Lathan, Premiering 9/21
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2018

Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life - a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But after a life-changing event doesn't go according to her plan, and a hair-raising incident at the hairdresser, her life begins to unravel. Eventually, Violet realizes that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one she really wanted.

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Dr VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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.

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: Sneak Peek - Ahsha Runs Into Derek on Next Episode of VH1's HIT THE FLOOR
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 21, 2016

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Third Season of VH1's HIT THE FLOOR, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

VH1 scores a three-pointer, returning its hit scripted series 'Hit The Floor' for a third season of drama tonight, January 18th at 10PM ET/PT. Check out the trailer below!

VIDEO: First Look - Third Season of VH1's HIT THE FLOOR, Premiering 1/18
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 15, 2015

VH1 scores a three-pointer, returning its hit scripted series "Hit The Floor" for a third season of drama on Monday, January 18th at 10PM ET/PT. Check out the trailer below!


Lynn Whitfield Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lynn Whitfield been in?
Lynn Whitfield has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lynn Whitfield been in?
Lynn Whitfield has not appeared in the West End