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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1997
Miss Hannigan

Broadway Revival, 1988

Off-Broadway Production, 1980

[US Tour]
3rd National Tour, 1979
Performer 1

[New York]
Original New York Production, 1979

Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer 1

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975

Closed on the road, 1974

Original Broadway Production, 1972
Suzie Moon (Theater Wing)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971

Original Broadway Production, 1971
Sharon (Groupie)

Nell Carter Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 1978 - Performance

Nell Carter, Ain't Misbehavin'

Nell Carter Videos

Nell Carter News

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 13th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 13, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Geva Theatre Unveils 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival Lineup

Discover the incredible lineup of shows at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival presented by Geva Theatre. From powerful emerging artists to international performers, this festival promises a unique and diverse experience. Get your tickets now!

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

This time, the reader question was: which actors have done multiple Broadway shows together?

Exclusive: Broadway's Best Share First Show Memories

Seeing your first show is a memory you will never forget- a fact to which some of Broadway's biggest stars can attest. Below, stars from the participating Kids’ Night on Broadway shows recall their first experiences at the theatre.

Video: Alex Newell Reveals How They Relate to Their SHUCKED Character CBS MORNINGS

Alex Newell appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss their Tony-winning performance in Shucked on Broadway. Newell also discussed growing up inspired by Nell Carter, what the live audience adds to Shucked, not wanting to be a role model, and more. Watch the complete interview video now!

Full Cast Set for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at The Gateway Playhouse

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical begins rehearsals and will run at The Gateway Playhouse from June 16 – July 16, 2023, to continue the 74th season.

Arts Garage To Present LOVING AVERY: A Musical Salute To Avery Sommers, July 23

Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today announced a very special upcoming concert: LOVING AVERY: A Musical Salute to Avery Sommers to be headlined by singers Rob Russell and Anthony Nunziata—along with special guests Copeland Davis, Patty Chamberlain, Tony Siders, and Meri Ziev, backed by Music Director Phil Hinton (piano) with Frank Derrick on drums and Val Shaffer on bass.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Closes 2022-2023 Season With BIG SEXY: The Fats Waller Revue

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will conclude its 2022-2023 “American Dreams” theatre season with the world-premiere musical revue, “Big Sexy: The Fats Waller Revue.”

Meet The Magic Behind MR. CONFIDENTIAL at Sugarcreek Winery In Carmel

​​​​​​​Meet the magic behind the WORLD PREMIERE of Mr. Confidential, presented this month by Actors Theatre of Indiana! Samuel Garza Bernstein, David Snyder and Willem Devries will share their vision and journey with you.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Ebony Repertory Theatre 15th Anniversary Season

Ebony Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ as its 15th Anniversary Season Opening Production. 

Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theater Company Gala

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2023 Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!

Review Roundup: Nicholas Hytner's Immersive GUYS & DOLLS, Opens at the Bridge Theatre

Guys and Dolls is now playing at the Bridge Theatre! The production runs from 3 March 2023 with opening night on 14 March 2023. Tickets are initially on sale through to 2 September 2023. Read reviews for the production!

Review: MAKE THEM HEAR YOU Makes A Welcome Return To 54 Below

It's art, it's activism, and it's amazing.

Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway!

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Fulton Theatre

Fulton Theatre’s current production of the tepid White Christmas is an excellent example of the old adage “there are no small parts, only small actors”. Fulton Theatre?

Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Titusville Playhouse

Thomas “Fats” Waller, a pioneer in jazz piano, was a prolific composer, writing over 400 songs in his lifetime, with hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” even making it into the Grammy Hall of Fame. So, it is no surprise that in 1978 a Broadway Musical, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ premiered featuring dozens of Waller’s songs and a cast of five African American actors, including a young Andre de Shields (HADESTOWN) and the late, great Nell Carter who won a Tony Award for her performance. Since its premiere, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ has lived on, thrilling audiences all around the world including the latest production at the Titusville Playhouse in Titusville, FL – an energetic and electric production that sizzles from beginning to end.

Review: John Lloyd Young's 54 Below Audience Loves MOSTLY SOUL: BELOVED HITS FROM MOTOWN TO BROADWAY

The fans are eating up John Lloyd Young's new show at 54 Below and the result is a nightly lovefest.

Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman & More at Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!


Nell Carter has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Nell Carter has not appeared in the West End

Nell Carter has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "Ain't Misbehavin'." She also received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for the same show. Additionally, Carter was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "Ain't Misbehavin'."

Nell Carter has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Outstanding Actress - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Ain't Misbehavin'". She also won the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for the same production. Additionally, Carter was honored with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical award at the Tony Awards for her performance in "Ain't Misbehavin'".

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