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Morgan Freeman

 
Date of Birth: June 01, 1937 (85)

Birth Place: Memphis, TN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Frank Elgin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Messenger
  [Broadway]
1978
Zeke
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Purlie (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Rudolph [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Frank Elgin

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Messenger

  [Broadway]
1978
Zeke

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Purlie (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Rudolph [Replacement]


Morgan Freeman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Morgan Freeman, Driving Miss Daisy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Morgan Freeman, The Mighty Gents
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Morgan Freeman, The Mighty Gents

Morgan Freeman News

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Harry Connick, Jr. Comes To Durham Performing Arts Center, November 22- 23 Photo Harry Connick, Jr. Comes To Durham Performing Arts Center, November 22- 23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

HARRY CONNICK, JR. invites you to DPAC for two shows, November 22 and 23 to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close.  One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.”

Signature Theatre Names Melis Aker Inaugural LaunchPad Resident Playwright Photo Signature Theatre Names Melis Aker Inaugural LaunchPad Resident Playwright
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced its first-ever LaunchPad Resident—playwright, actor, and musician Melis Aker—inaugurating the new program that supports diverse early-career playwrights and expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Ars Nova and PlayCo Present World Premiere of Melis Aker's HOUND DOG in October Photo Ars Nova and PlayCo Present World Premiere of Melis Aker's HOUND DOG in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

Ars Nova and PlayCo will present the world premiere of HOUND DOG by 2019 Ars Nova resident artist Melis Aker. Directed by Machel Ross with music by Aker and the Lazours, this cross-cultural jam-session-meets-play explores the winding path towards forgiveness and belonging.

PlayCo Announces Productions Through Fall 2023, Including the World Premiere of 9 KIN Photo PlayCo Announces Productions Through Fall 2023, Including the World Premiere of 9 KINDS OF SILENCE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

PlayCo has announced its programming through 2023—three plays that, in radically disparate styles, offer generous and probing explorations of human connection across the complexities of geopolitics, cultural identity, and elaborate workplace lunches.

Ars Nova Announces 'Name Your Price' Tickets for 20th Anniversary Season Photo Ars Nova Announces 'Name Your Price' Tickets for 20th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Ars Nova has announced details for its 20th Anniversary Season, which introduces the What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price ticket initiative.

THE COMEBACK TRAIL Soundtrack Out Today Photo THE COMEBACK TRAIL Soundtrack Out Today
by Michael Major - Aug 19, 2022

The Comeback Trail, a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, Eddie Griffin and Morgan Freeman and was co-written by Josh Posner and the film’s director George Gallo (Bad Boys, Midnight Run, Vanquish). The film has been released internationally and a US release date is coming.

Kenan Thompson to Host the 74th Emmy Awards Photo Kenan Thompson to Host the 74th Emmy Awards
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly that Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards. Kenan Thompson is an award-winning actor, comedian and producer, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” This fall he will enter his 20th season on the iconic late-night series as the longest-running cast member. 

R. T. 'Bob' Bowersox Brings His Theatre Company To Philadelphia For Fringe Festival Photo R. T. 'Bob' Bowersox Brings His Theatre Company To Philadelphia For Fringe Festival
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Many know R. T. 'Bob' Bowersox as the friendly and popular face of QVC's 'In the Kitchen with Bob,' a long-running show on the home shopping television network. Bowersox is returning to the Philadelphia region, bringing his Florida Keys theatre company, Theatre XP, to the city's Fringe Festival with FRESH INK SHORTS, a new theatrical event premiering September 8 - 18, 2022 at The Skinner Studio at Plays and Players

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Will Tour the UK This Autumn Photo THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Will Tour the UK This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, this thrilling stage production examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum-security facility.

Morgan Freeman Videos

VIDEO: Morgan Freeman Urges People to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in New PSA VideoVIDEO: Morgan Freeman Urges People to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in New PSA
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2021

Freeman is an Academy Award winning actor, director, and narrator whose Broadway credits include 'The Country Girl,' 'The Gospel at Colonus,' 'The Mighty Gents,' 'Purlie,' and 'The Dozens.'

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2020

Cynthia Nixon calls in to the show to talk about her exciting role on the Netflix series 'Ratched,' how she's been trying to walk her cat during quarantine, and the creepy costumes that she and her kids have worn for Halloween.

VIDEO: Ruby Rose Shares Why She Left BATWOMAN on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Ruby Rose Shares Why She Left BATWOMAN on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020

Ruby Rose shares the voicemail Morgan Freeman recorded for her, discusses why her time on the Batwoman series came to an end and reveals the truth about Dracula’s Castle in Romania.

VIDEO: Watch the Full FAST TIMES AND RIDGEMONT HIGH Reading Starring Jennifer Aniston VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full FAST TIMES AND RIDGEMONT HIGH Reading Starring Jennifer Aniston, Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2020

Last week's all-star Dane Cook Presents Feelin’ A-Live: Fast Times at Ridgemont High premiered to over four million viewers and for those who missed out on the fun the streaming event is now available free.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Compares 2020 to the AIDS Crisis on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Compares 2020 to the AIDS Crisis on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2020

Cynthia Nixon shares how the events of this year compare to the AIDS crisis, discusses how the political climate in New York has changed since she ran for governor and expands on her New York Times op-ed.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE COMEBACK TRAIL VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE COMEBACK TRAIL
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2020

Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.

Showtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special VideoShowtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 13, 2019

Veteran entertainer Eddie Griffin is back for his third SHOWTIME comedy special, EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA, premiering on Friday, December 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long special is filmed at the restored, historic landmark Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, home to many iconic performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Lena Horne. Griffin's unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience. Through his quick wit and a fiery rhetoric, Griffin flexes his perspective on a number of personal family situations and real-world issues while teaching sociopolitical and hypothetical history lessons along the way.

VIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN! VideoVIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

Anna Camp talks about Dolly Parton's reaction to her singing in 'Perfect Harmony.'

WORLD'S BIGGEST GHOST HUNT: PENNHURST ASYLUM to Air on A&E on October 30 VideoWORLD'S BIGGEST GHOST HUNT: PENNHURST ASYLUM to Air on A&E on October 30
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 2, 2019

A&E Network takes viewers on a one of a kind paranormal adventure with the chilling new two-hour special 'World's Biggest Ghost Hunt: Pennhurst Asylum' premiering Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm ET/PT. The two-hour event will be followed at 10pm ET/PT by the season finale of A&E's reimagining of 'Ghost Hunters,' the show that introduced the world to authentic paranormal investigation.

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below!


Morgan Freeman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Morgan Freeman been in?
Morgan Freeman has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Morgan Freeman been in?
Morgan Freeman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Morgan Freeman been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Driving Miss Daisy Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Mighty Gents and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Mighty Gents .