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Melvin Abston

 
Bio:
MELVIN ABSTON Credits include: Sister Act (Broadway, Pasadena Playhouse/Alliance Theatre- originated TJ and Nat'l tour as Curtis Jackson), Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse/5th Ave. Theatre- Delray), and The Lion King Cheetah National Tour where he originated Banzai. Other theatre credits include: The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MELVIN ABSTON Credits include: Sister Act (Broadway, Pasadena Playhouse/Alliance Theatre- originated TJ and Nat'l tour as Curtis Jackson), Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse/5th Ave. Theatre- Delray), and The Lion King Cheetah National Tour where he originated Banzai. Other theatre credits include: The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Curtis Jackson
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2003
Banzai

Photos

Seated: Arlene Bowman, Andre De Shields, Samuel-Moses Jones, Kimberly Marable, Lori T Photo

Seated: Arlene Bowman, Andre De Shields, Samuel-Moses Jones, Kimberly Marable, Lori Tishfield. Standing: Burton Schein, Howard Schein, Michael D'Angora, Tom D'Angora, Vincent Phram, Melvin Abston, Mic

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07/19/2021
Eben K. Logan, Melvin Abston Photo

Eben K. Logan, Melvin Abston

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09/20/2019
Eben K. Logan, Gilbert Domally, Melvin Abston Photo

Eben K. Logan, Gilbert Domally, Melvin Abston

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09/20/2019
Damian Thompson, Jannean Farmer, Melvin Abston, Alex Joseph Grayson Photo

Damian Thompson, Jannean Farmer, Melvin Abston, Alex Joseph Grayson

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06/21/2019
Damian Thompson, Jannean Farmer, Melvin Abston, Alex Joseph Grayson Photo

Damian Thompson, Jannean Farmer, Melvin Abston, Alex Joseph Grayson

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06/21/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Curtis Jackson

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2003
Banzai

Melvin Abston Biography

MELVIN ABSTON Credits include: Sister Act (Broadway, Pasadena Playhouse/Alliance Theatre- originated TJ and Nat'l tour as Curtis Jackson), Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse/5th Ave. Theatre- Delray), and The Lion King Cheetah National Tour where he originated Banzai. Other theatre credits include: The Goodman Theatre, The Arkansas Rep, Northlight Theatre, Second City (Hollywood), Lookingglass Theatre and Royal George. Film/TV: Chastity Bites, Charlie Valentine, H+: The Digital Series, Chuck, Awake, Raising Hope, Touch and recurring roles on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Weeds". Proud AEA member. Endless gratitude to Granny, Mom, Pop, Poppa Tony, Jay, Kool Aid, KK and Chi-Town! www.MelvinAbston.com





Melvin Abston News

Review: ABCD at Barrington Stage Company Photo Review: ABCD at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - Jul 9, 2022

At two very different public schools in the same city ‚ÄĒ an underserved school on the verge of shutdown, and an elite magnet program nearby ‚ÄĒ pressure to perform well on standardized tests drives students and teachers to compromise their integrity. Kudos to Artistic Director, Julie Ann Boyd and the team at Barrington Stage Company for giving yet another new promising playwright and their highly relevant work life.

Barrington Stage Company Announces Casting For ANNA IN THE TROPICS and ABCD Photo Barrington Stage Company Announces Casting For ANNA IN THE TROPICS and ABCD
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, on the Boyd-Quinson Stage July 16-30, and the world premiere of ABCD by May Treuhaft-Ali, on the St. Germain Stage July 1-23.

Casting Complete For TONI STONE and PIANO MEN at Milwaukee Rep Photo Casting Complete For TONI STONE and PIANO MEN at Milwaukee Rep
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021

Milwaukee Rep has announced the complete cast and creative teams for the start of 2022 with Toni Stone in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 4 ‚Äď 30 and Piano Men in the Stackner Cabaret January 7 ‚Äď February 27.

Photos/Video: Andre De Shields Celebrates 2021 John Willis Award For Lifetime Achieve Photo Photos/Video: Andre De Shields Celebrates 2021 John Willis Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021

The 2021 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is the latest accolade for Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields, fresh from his critically-acclaimed turn as King Lear at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.

VIDEO: Lana McKissack, Jason Graae and More From the La Mirada Cast of SPELLING BEE R Photo VIDEO: Lana McKissack, Jason Graae and More From the La Mirada Cast of SPELLING BEE Reunite
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2020

The cast of La Mirada's production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has reunited to perform 'pandemonium'. The video features Melvin Abston, Jason Graae, Lana McKissack, Shanon Mari Mills, Brett Ryback, Cassie Silva and Tom Zohar.

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a look at opening night of Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre presents the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

Drury Lane Theatre Hosts Celie's Southern Tea Service In Conjunction With THE COLOR P Photo Drury Lane Theatre Hosts Celie's Southern Tea Service In Conjunction With THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Experience true Southern hospitality at Celie's Southern Tea before the matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple on October 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy scrumptious Southern comfort food like fried green tomatoes, cornbread muffins, and hummingbird cake, and meet a?oeCeliea?? and her sister a?oeNettie,a?? played by Eben K. Logan and Kyrie Courter. Celie's Southern Tea is $37.00 for adults and $27.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs September 13 a?" November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Melvin Abston Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

VIDEO: Director May Adrales talks ANIMAL FARM at Milwaukee Rep VideoVIDEO: Director May Adrales talks ANIMAL FARM at Milwaukee Rep
by Leah Windahl - Jan 11, 2018

Milwaukee Rep presents ANIMAL FARM, Ian Wooldridge's adaptation of the George Orwell novel, which opened January 9th, and runs through February 11th.

VIDEO: Get a Glimpse of the Cast of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Fox Cities PAC! VideoVIDEO: Get a Glimpse of the Cast of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Fox Cities PAC!
by Alan Henry - Nov 1, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID runs through November 5 at Fox Cities PAC! See the cast in action in this video!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE LITTLE MERMAID - Diana Huey, Matthew Kacergis and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE LITTLE MERMAID at 5th Avenue Theatre - Diana Huey, Matthew Kacergis, Jennifer Allen and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Performance Highlights of SISTER ACT National Tour - Ta'Rea Campbell, Hollis Resnik, Kingsley Leggs & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2012

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the North American Tour of five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT. SISTER ACT kicks off on October 2, 2012 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below.