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Mos Def

Also Credited As:
 
Date of Birth: December 11, 1973 (48)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Monster
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
BooTh

Photos

Mos Def Photo

Mos Def

From: 
Date:
11/19/2010
Mos Def Photo

Mos Def

From: 
Date:
11/19/2010
Jeffrey Wright & Mos Def Photo

Jeffrey Wright & Mos Def

From: 
Date:
11/19/2010


Mos Def

From: 
Date:
12/02/2008

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Monster

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
BooTh


Mos Def Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Mos Def, Fucking A
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Mos Def, Fucking A
 
Theatre World Awards - 2002 - Performance Gold Star
Mos Def, Topdog/Underdog

Mos Def News

Photos: First Look At the Cast of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY At Stage West Photo Photos: First Look At the Cast of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY At Stage West
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s brilliant Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy begins a 4-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, August 18. See photos from the production.

Levitt Pavilion LA Presents WONDER-FULL IN THE PARK: A Tribute To The Music Of Stevie Photo Levitt Pavilion LA Presents WONDER-FULL IN THE PARK: A Tribute To The Music Of Stevie Wonder
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park, Footlong Development & Keistar Productions present Wonder-Full In The Park: A Tribute To The Music Of Stevie Wonder Ft. DJs Spinna, Monalisa, Cognito.

 Photo
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2022

Seinabo Sey Shares New Single 'Blessed' & B-Side 'Blackstar' Photo Seinabo Sey Shares New Single 'Blessed' & B-Side 'Blackstar'
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022

Seinabo Sey returns with her first new music of 2022 – “Blessed,” her new single, and B-side “Blackstar.” With sparse and danceable production by Carli Löf and Simon On The Moon, “Blessed” is imbued with the joys of everyday life and finds Seinabo grateful for the little things.

Drummer Will Calhoun Debuts Selections From His Rhythm Art/AZA Collection At The Nati Photo Drummer Will Calhoun Debuts Selections From His Rhythm Art/AZA Collection At The National Museum Of Mathematics
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

For the past four decades, Bronx-born drummer Will Calhounhas been one of the most distinctive and sought-after drummers as a member of the legendary rock group, Living Colour, and as a solo artist with six recordings as a leader. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, with a BA in Music Production and Engineering, Calhoun combines his love for sound and science when he brings his revolutionary Rhythm Art/AZA collection to the National Museum of Mathematics(MoMath), 11 E. 26thStreet in New York City, April 30 - July 31 in the Museum's Composite Gallery.

Drummer Will Calhoun Debuts Selections from His Rhythm Art/AZA Collection at the Nati Photo Drummer Will Calhoun Debuts Selections from His Rhythm Art/AZA Collection at the National Museum of Mathematics
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

For the past four decades, Bronx-born drummer Will Calhoun has been one of the most distinctive and sought-after drummers as a member of the legendary rock group, Living Colour, and as a solo artist with six recordings as a leader.

Hi-ARTS Artist-in-Residence Friday Lynton Will Present Her Work in East Harlem Photo Hi-ARTS Artist-in-Residence Friday Lynton Will Present Her Work in East Harlem
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

Hi-ARTS, New York City's premiere incubator for urban art, recently announced its new cohort of artists-in-residence. The East Harlem nonprofit helps artists — like Radha Blank, Ebony Noelle Golden, Nona Hendryx, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Dominique Morisseau — develop their works of art into masterpieces, whether they be theater, music dance, visual arts or multi-media.

DJ Kenny Dope Brings Full Spectrum Radio To Apple Music Hits Photo DJ Kenny Dope Brings Full Spectrum Radio To Apple Music Hits
by Michael Major - Jan 7, 2022

Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez is opening the vault to his legendary record collection and taking Apple Music listeners along for the ride on his brand new radio show on Apple Music Hits, Full Spectrum Radio. As the title suggests, listeners can expect a spectrum of genres, including house, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, Latin, jazz, disco, funk, soul, and more. 

James The Prophet Gets Autobiographical On 'Up & Down' Photo James The Prophet Gets Autobiographical On 'Up & Down'
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2021

A pair of introspective lo-fi cuts released in June like “Tobago” ft. Chester Watson and “Sentinel” ft. UK rapper Lord Apex have further cemented James’ status as an ascendant global talent not to be missed.

James The Prophet & Chester Watson Drop 'Tobago' Single Photo James The Prophet & Chester Watson Drop 'Tobago' Single
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2021

The new single + video comes hot on the heels of his collab with UK rapper Lord Apex for “Sentinel” and jazz-funk banger “Power On,” taken from James’ upcoming debut album Unimaginable Storms, out July 9 via Sony Music / Rupture.

Mos Def Videos

Gang Starr Announces 'One Of The Best Yet,' Releases New Single VideoGang Starr Announces 'One Of The Best Yet,' Releases New Single
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 18, 2019

Gang Starr is undoubtedly one of the most revered, beloved and influential groups in Hip Hop. Over the course of their distinguished career, they became a cultural institution and a brand you could ultimately trust. The group's “Chain and the Star” logo symbolized power and excellence and it permeated into the cutting-edge music they created. With a handful of indelible classic albums on their resume, DJ Premier and Guru's catalog has not only persevered but mastered the test of time. Simply, Gang Starr did not follow trends, they created them.

VIDEO: Melissa Errico Unveils Black & White Music Video for New Single 'Hurry Home' VideoVIDEO: Melissa Errico Unveils Black & White Music Video for New Single 'Hurry Home'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Every great songwriter needs great interpreters. With the special digital release today of her new single 'Hurry Home' by Ghostlight Records, Melissa Errico returns to her role as interpreter of acclaimed French composer and songwriter, the multiple-Oscar-winning Michel Legrand (films include Yentl, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair). An intimate music video has also been created for this digital release, directed by Gary Gardner (who has shot videos for musical artists like Macklemore, Mos Def and Lenny Kravitz) - check it out below!

VIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 15, 2014

Below, check out Apple's Beats Music's new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING.

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Aniston Stars in New Comedy LIFE OF CRIME
by Caryn Robbins - May 21, 2014

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Yasiin Bey, and John Hawkes, the new comedy LIFE OF CRIME is based on a novel by Elmore Leonard.

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - LEMON, Lemon Andersen Documentary, to Air on PBS 10/19
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2012

Lemon, a new documentary about the acclaimed New York poet/playwright Lemon Andersen, will have its broadcast premiere on PBS as part of Latino Public Broadcasting's arts and culture series VOCES on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Produced and directed by Laura Brownson and Beth Levison, Lemon is a Russell Simmons presentation in association with Impact Partners.

STAGE TUBE: Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Present the FELA! Cast in San Francisco
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2011

Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def) recently shared the stage with FELA! cast in San Francisco. Check out a video, via DDOTOMEN.com, by clicking below.

BWW TV Special: Mos Def at USA & The Moth Storytelling Event
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2010

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in 'A More Perfect Union:Stories of Prejudice and Power' December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon Doonan, Aimee Mullins, Wes Moore, and Sirdeaner Walker, who shared personal experiences with discrimination and bigotry. Here, Mos Def tells his own story.

BWW TV Special: Sirdeaner Walker at USA & The Moth Storytelling Event
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2010

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in 'A More Perfect Union:Stories of Prejudice and Power' December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon Doonan, Aimee Mullins, Wes Moore, and Sirdeaner Walker, who shared personal experiences with discrimination and bigotry. Here, Sirdeaner Walker tells her story.

BWW TV Special: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts USA & The Moth Storytelling Event
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2010

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in 'A More Perfect Union:Stories of Prejudice and Power' December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon Doonan, Aimee Mullins, Wes Moore, and Sirdeaner Walker, who shared personal experiences with discrimination and bigotry. Here, host Kristin Chenoweth, introducing the event, talks about her life experiences about the 'Newsweek incident', growing up in Oklahoma and more.


Mos Def Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mos Def been in?
Mos Def has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Mos Def been in?
Mos Def has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mos Def been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Fucking A Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Fucking A and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Topdog/Underdog .

What awards has Mos Def won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Fucking Aand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Topdog/Underdog.