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Melba Moore

 
Date of Birth: October 29, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1981
Inacent Black
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Marsinah
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Lutiebelle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Sheila [Replacement]
Dionne
Sheila (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Paradice

Photos

Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Melba Moore, Linda Lavin and Lauren Worsham  during Photo

Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Melba Moore, Linda Lavin and Lauren Worsham during the 54 Below Press preview at 54 Below on May 20, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/06/2018
Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Melba Moore, Linda Lavin and Lauren Worsham  during Photo

Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Melba Moore, Linda Lavin and Lauren Worsham during the 54 Below Press preview at 54 Below on May 20, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/06/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1981
Inacent Black

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Marsinah

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Lutiebelle

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Sheila [Replacement]

Dionne

Sheila (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Paradice


Melba Moore Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Melba Moore, Purlie
 
Theatre World Awards - 1970 - Performance Gold Star
Melba Moore, Purlie
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Melba Moore , Purlie

Melba Moore News

Amas Musical Theatre to Present I WANNA BE EVIL: THE EARTHA KITT STORY Starring Jenel Photo Amas Musical Theatre to Present I WANNA BE EVIL: THE EARTHA KITT STORY Starring Jenelle Lynn Randall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Amas Musical Theatre and¬†The Amas Song Salon¬†will present¬†‚ÄúI Wanna Be Evil: The Eartha Kitt Story‚Ä̬†starring¬†Jenelle Randall, with¬†Darrell Philip, written by¬†Jenelle Lynn Randall. Directed by¬†Yvans Jourdin¬†with music direction by¬†Darnell White, this¬†one night only event¬†will be held on¬†Monday, June 13, 2022, at¬†7pm¬†at¬†Theater 555¬†(555 West 42nd Street).

Drag Performer Lady Bunny Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH LADY BUNNY to the Cataline  Photo Drag Performer Lady Bunny Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH LADY BUNNY to the Cataline Jazz Club
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

New York City drag legend Lady Bunny is set to bring her new show An Intimate Evening with Lady Bunny and Her Greatest Tits! to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood for one performance only on Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina.

DARNELL WHITE: LYRICS AND MUSIC Will Play Joe's Pub March 29th at 9:30 pm Photo DARNELL WHITE: LYRICS AND MUSIC Will Play Joe's Pub March 29th at 9:30 pm
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 28, 2022

Popular musical director Darnell White is making his Joe's Pub debut in a new solo show filled with his own stories and all original music, created at his own hand.

BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women fro Photo BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women from the History of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 8, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret has collected a few select videos of just some of the women who have made their mark on the cabaret and concert stages of the world.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Back by popular demand ‚Äď from its world-premiere run during the summer of 2017 ‚Äď Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present¬†‚ÄúBroadway in Black,‚ÄĚ updated for 2022. In this musical revue created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, WBTT will salute Broadway musicals with songs that span decades and a wide variety of musical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Betty Buckley, Sandra Bernhard & More Announced for Joe's Pub Spring Programming Photo Betty Buckley, Sandra Bernhard & More Announced for Joe's Pub Spring Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Joe‚Äôs Pub is celebrating female performers for Women‚Äôs History Month with Sandra Bernhard, Bridget Everett, Julie Klausner, Priya Darshini, Kathryn Allison, Eleri Ward, Betty Buckley, Brooklyn Raga Massive RńĀginńę Festival (formerly known as the Women‚Äôs Raga Massive Festival), Ayodele Casel, Desaparecidas featuring Daphne Rubin Vega, and more.

Photos: MTA Encourages New Yorkers to Take the Subway to Broadway With New Ad Campaig Photo Photos: MTA Encourages New Yorkers to Take the Subway to Broadway With New Ad Campaign
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021

In 1977, stars from Broadway shows gathered onboard a New York City subway car to take what would become an iconic photo, appearing with the tag line ‚ÄúThe Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway.‚Ä̬†Forty-four years later, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and¬†Broadway advertising agency¬†RPM collaborated to re-create this photo.

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2021

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Crossroads Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Ricardo Khan about his career and the season ahead.

Darryl Reuben Hall and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company Announce the Formation of Stag Photo Darryl Reuben Hall and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company Announce the Formation of Stage Aurora NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

There‚Äôs a new Theatre company in town!¬†Darryl Reuben Hall¬†and¬†Stage Aurora Theatrical Company¬†announced today the formation of¬†Stage Aurora NY, with a mission ‚Äúto enlighten the mind by way of diverse, faith-based and BIOP works.‚ÄĚ

Margaret Dorn & The Accidentals To Release A CAPPELLA HOLIDAY CLASSICS Photo Margaret Dorn & The Accidentals To Release A CAPPELLA HOLIDAY CLASSICS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

MTS Management Group and Half Moon Records has announced the October 1st, 2021 release of Margaret Dorn & The Accidentals 'A Cappella Holiday Classics.' The vocal-heavy collection includes an eclectic mix of 33 hymns, carols, and original songs, featuring award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and artist, Margaret Dorn.

Melba Moore Videos

VIDEO: Melba Moore Discusses Her Long Career and Gives a Backstage Tour in New Segmen VideoVIDEO: Melba Moore Discusses Her Long Career and Gives a Backstage Tour in New Segment For 50PlusPrime
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020

Melba Moore has been a success on Broadway, on television, in movies, and music for over 50 years. In an all new segment for 50PlusPrime.com, Moore meets talks about her commitment to helping young entertainers live their dreams, and shares a backstage visit as she prepares to rock New York City.

VIDEOS: Watch Highlights From Alexia Sielo's Women of Color on Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019

Alexia Sielo and friends came to Feinstein's/54 Below in "Women of Color on Broadway" on Monday, February 25, 2019. Check out video highlights below!

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR VideoVIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7.

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month!
by Ben Cameron - Mar 6, 2017

We all know that February is Black History Month, but did we all take a moment to reflect and celebrate? Well we did just that, Broadway-style, at Sessions on February 23rd. Not only did we invite a starry roster of Broadway's best and brightest to share music representing the influence, importance and impact of African American legacy on Broadway, but we also paid homage to some Broadway trailblazers like Diahann Carroll, Ben Vereen, "Stokes" and more. We even challenged our audience to "name that African American Tony winner," which of course gave us the opportunity to bask in the glorious voices of Melba Moore, Hinton Battle, Heather Headley, Ted Ross, Jennifer Holiday and many more. Check out these amazing performances by Aisha de Haas, Kenita Miller, Daisy Hobbs, Imari Hardon, Zurin Villanueva, Ta'Rea Campbell, Marcus Paul James, Nora Schell, T. Oliver Reid, Charity Angel Dawson and more!

BWW TV: Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates the Music of the Night with New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. In the special video below, Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrates their opening night on stage with the new stars. Check out interviews with all three below!

BWW TV: New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess Take First Broadway Bows!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewisand Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for their first curtain call and below, you can check it out, along with their backstage meeting with Andrew Lloyd Webber himself!

BWW TV Special: BroadwayWorld.com to Kick Off 2014 with a Bang! Announces 10th Anniversary Shows & Year-Long Concert Series at Joe's Pub
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to announce that we will be returning to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in 2014, kicking off a year-long celebration of the community and our 10th anniversary with regularly scheduled concerts, live streams and special events in a BIG way. The concert series will launch on January 20, 2014 with BROADWAYWORLD VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Tickets will go on sale on October 15, 2013 at 1pm. Below, watch a VERY special 10th Anniversary look back at the site's original concert series.

STAGE TUBE: Donna Summer Sings EVITA
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, theatre veteran and disco legend Donna Summer passed away this morning, May 17 in Florida after a long battle with cancer. She was 63 years old. In the video below, the music legend sings Broadway anthem 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' on 'Regis and Kathie Lee.'

STAGE TUBE: SETH'S '30 Deconstructions in 30 Days!' Day 29 'Melba Moore'
by Eddie Varley - Apr 29, 2009

Seth Rudetsky-multi-talented actor, comedian, musician, radio host and published author has embarked on a breathless musical mission, his inspired new YouTube project: 30 Deconstructions in 30 Days!

BWW TV: 'HAIR: Let The Sun Shine In' The Documentary
by Eddie Varley - Dec 27, 2008

BWW TV sat down with the filmmakers to learn how the music and message of HAIR inspired them to create the passionate documentary.


Melba Moore Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Melba Moore been in?
Melba Moore has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Melba Moore been in?
Melba Moore has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Melba Moore been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Melba Moore won?
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.