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Melba Moore

Date of Birth: October 29, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]

Unknown, 1981
Inacent Black

Original Broadway Production, 1978

Original Broadway Production, 1970

Broadway Transfer, 1968
Sheila [Replacement]


Sheila (Understudy) [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2006

Melba Moore Movies

[1970]The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker Model at Party

[1974]Lost in the Stars Irina

[1979]Hair 3-5-0-0 Soloist

[1989]All Dogs Go to Heaven Whippet Angel

[1990]Def by Temptation Madam Sonya

[2003]The Fighting Temptations Bessie Cooley

[2019]Hip Hop Holiday Granny Fran

Melba Moore TV Shows

The Love Boat Shelley Rush, Claudette Plummer

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Tatiana Wechsler, Kaliswa Brewster & More to Star in THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the complete cast for the reading of Mustapha Matura's new play Three Sisters After Chekhov. This is a part of the Reading Series in honor of The Acting Company's 50th anniversary. 

Special EFX All Stars Featuring Chieli Minucci, Maysa, Jeff Kashiwa, And Lao Tizer To Perform At Santa Fe Station

GRAMMY Award-nominated jazz fusion group Special EFX All Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Maysa, Jeff Kashiwa, and Lao Tizer are returning to Las Vegas for a performance at Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, April 14, 2023 at 10 a.m.

The 2022-2023 HB Artist Faculty Performance Series Concludes in April

The 2022-2023 HB Artist Faculty Performance Series concludes on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 7:30 pm with a performance of Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 performed by violinist April Johnson, cellist Peter Seidenberg and pianist Tomoko Uchino as well as a selection of jazz standards, improvisations and originals performed by jazz pianist Jamie Reynolds and saxophonist Ed Palermo.

Photos: The Billie Holiday Theatre's 50th Anniversary Major Presentation BLACK GENIUS IN THE AMERICAN THEATER

See photos from The Billie Holiday Theatre's first major presentation of its 50th Anniversary season with the world premiere of  Black Genius in the American Theater: A Concert Reading.

Lang Lang to Present THE DISNEY BOOK LIVE IN CONCERT at Radio City Music Hall in February

Globally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang will present a special new event The Disney Book Live in Concert, in celebration of his critically-acclaimed new album to take place on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2023 at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery

See photos of Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields and more at The Loft at City Winery for 'Unscripted Live,' an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration.

Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-Only Readings This Week

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two additional private, invitation only readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

Video: Watch Lee Daniels' Speech at the First Preview of AIN'T NO MO

The curtain was raised at the Belasco Theatre last night for the first preview performance of Ain’t No Mo’, produced by Lee Daniels. The show played to a sold-out and star-studded house with high-energy and laughter heard down the street. Watch Lee Daniels' first preview speech here!

Photos: AIN'T NO MO' Company Kicks Off Broadway Previews

Broadway previews are now underway for Jordan E. Cooper's new comedy, Ain't No Mo', produced by Lee Daniels.

Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95

Michael Butler, famed producer of the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, passed peacefully November 7, 2022 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, CA.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

André De Shields Will Headline UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery

Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields ('Hadestown,' 'Ain't Misbehavin,' 'The Wiz') joins award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) at The Loft at City Winery on Monday, November 28 for 'Unscripted Live.'

Tony Award Winner Melba Moore Stars in ROLL ON! A GOSPEL MUSICAL This Month

Roll On! Productions in association with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Dasu Productions will present Roll On! A Gospel Musical, starring legendary Tony Award Winner and Grammy Award nominee, Melba Moore, at the THEARC Theater in Washington, DC for 21 shows, opening Sunday, October 9 until Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Star-Studded Let Me Help The Children Of The World 6 Hour Mega Music Festival Streams Globally

In an unprecedented globally streamed phenomena on Saturday October 1, International Music Day, artists from all over the planet joined together as FENIX360 and WOW TV presented the Let Me Help the Children of the World 6-hour benefit concert extravaganza.

Drag Legend Lady Bunny Will Bring THE GREATEST HO to Catalina Jazz Club This Month

New York City drag legend Lady Bunny is set to bring her new show The Greatest Ho on Earth! to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood for two performances only on Friday, September 23, at 8:30pm, and (added by popular demand) Monday, September 26 at 8:30pm.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Celebrates Great American Music At The Dine The 'Dale Tent

The music of Bernstein, Ellington, Foster, Sousa and more will be performed by members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School's faculty and adult jazz students during the School's Celebration of Great American Music – two free outdoor concerts at the Dine the 'Dale Tent in downtown Scarsdale.

Gina Alice, Ari Shapiro & More Announced as Special Guests for LANG LANG PLAYS DISNEY at Hollywood Bowl

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang draws on iconic movie melodies from the magical world of Walt Disney in newly reimagined versions written especially for him to bring his new program to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, September 15.

Cast And Tour Dates Announced For The Ultimate Aretha Franklin Tribute, R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

The Queen of Soul is coming to you with a concert experience like no other! The cast has been announced for the North American debut of R.E.S.P.E.C.T., an electrifying tribute experience celebrating the legendary Aretha Franklin.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. A Celebration of The Legendary Queen Of Soul Will Launch National Tour in Brooklyn

The national tour of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. will begin at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 6. The tour's official opening night will take place on Friday, October 7 with the final Brooklyn performance on Saturday, October 8.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) presented 'Unscripted' Live at the Apollo Theater Soundstage on Monday night (May 23).

Melba Moore, Jessica Reedy & More To Take Part in 1st Annual George Floyd Memorial Concert at The Town Hall

A Soulful Heart will be donating a portion of the proceeds from its 1st Annual George Floyd Memorial Concert, to be held on May 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street).


Melba Moore has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Melba Moore has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Purlie Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Purlie and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Purlie .

Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Purlie Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Purlieand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Purlie.

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