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Nell Carter

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Miss Hannigan
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [US Tour]
3rd National Tour, 1979
Performer 1
  [New York]
Original New York Production, 1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer 1
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1974
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Suzie Moon (Theater Wing)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Sharon (Groupie)

Photos



Nell Carter at the recording session of Ain't Misbehavin'

From: 
Date:
04/12/2007

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Miss Hannigan

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

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

  [New York]
Original New York Production, 1979
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer 1

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1974
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Suzie Moon (Theater Wing)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Sharon (Groupie)


Nell Carter Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Nell Carter, Ain't Misbehavin'
 
Theatre World Awards - 1978 - Performance Gold Star
Nell Carter, Ain't Misbehavin'
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Nell Carter , Ain't Misbehavin'

Nell Carter News

New York Opera Alliance Presents NEW YORK OPERAFEST 2022 Photo New York Opera Alliance Presents NEW YORK OPERAFEST 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

NEW YORK OPERAFEST returns to in-person programming after two years of producing content virtually. For the first time since 2020, the festival offers in-person productions in New York City through June 15, 2022.

BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT…  Photo BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT… (AND SING ABOUT, TOO!) at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2022

Ken Page made his return to New York and 54 Below and the people who weren't there will, forever, regret having missed it.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Closes Season With Pair Of One-Act Plays Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Closes Season With Pair Of One-Act Plays
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will close its 2021-2022 season with two world-premiere one-act plays, under the auspices of its New Playwrights Series. These plays, ‚ÄúFrom Birmingham To Broadway‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúFloat Like A Butterfly,‚ÄĚ will be presented together May 4-29.

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.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June Photo The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2022

Ain't Misbehavin' is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Thomas 'Fats' Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat of swing music.

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by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

BWW Interview: Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise Photo BWW Interview: Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise
by Gil Kaan - Dec 9, 2021

What is becoming a holiday tradition at the Garry Marshall Theatre, the latest edition of HOLIDAZE HARMONY world premieres livestream December 15th, newly titled HOLIDAZE HARMONY: A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS. Garry Marshall Theatre’s artistic director Joseph Leo Bwarie directs long-time friends Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall in channeling their stunning vocals in HOLIDAZE songs. Had the opportunity to catch Kamilah before her rehearsals with Shoshana Bean.

Review Roundup: ANNIE LIVE! Comes to NBC Photo Review Roundup: ANNIE LIVE! Comes to NBC
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021

The critics have weighed in on NBC's latest live television musical. The live holiday spectacular starred Celina Smith as Annie, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace, Tituss Burgess as Rooster and Megan Hilty as Lily St. Regis. See what the critics thought now!

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond Photo BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

Broadway Press Agent Terry M. Lilly Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers  retired member Terry M. Lilly. Terry was a Press Agent on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across the country, who came into membership in September of 1977. He passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2021 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

Nell Carter Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets the Joint Jumpin' on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 9- AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets the Joint Jumpin' on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2018

On this day in 1978, the musical revue Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway!

Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2016

Randy Skinner is a tap dancing master and his resume is proof of it. The four-time Tony nominee just earned a nod for his work on DAMES AT SEA (Best Choreography) and he is just as happy about it as he was the first time!

BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Streisand, Chenoweth, Peters & More on Spotlight on the Arts
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2014

We reached out to Associate Producer and Director Mark Demeter to see if we could access the interview, who happily complied! BECON TV's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.

Terri White Performs 'From Blues to Broadway' at Newman Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

Broadway's Terri White will perform 'From Blues To Broadway' at the Arthur Newman Theater in the Joslyn Center today, September 1, 2013 at 2 PM.

Terri White Performs 'From Blues to Broadway' at Newman Theater, 9/1
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 14, 2013

Broadway's Terri White will perform "From Blues To Broadway" at the Arthur Newman Theater in the Joslyn Center on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 PM. Considered 'a living legend' in the New York music world, known for her show-stopping, scene-stealing performances, Terri toured as a toddler with her families song and dance act - her specialty was "Me And My Shadow" with her father. As a young lady she headlined at NYC cabaret rooms like 88's, Rose's Turn, and The Duplex. In 1978, her run as understudy to Nell Carter in Ain't Misbehavin' resulted in her going on for an unheard of 112 performances. She later replaced Nell in the 1988 revival but not before her big break playing, strangely enough, octogenarian Joice Heth in the original 1980 production of Barnum. Other shows include: Showboat, Nunsense I & II, Damn Yankees, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Little Shop Of Horrors, and Stepping Out at Radio City with close friend Liza Minnelli and many more, garnering numerous awards and nominations along the way.

STAGE TUBE: SETH'S '30 Deconstructions in 30 Days!' Day 16- NELL CARTER!
by Eddie Varley - Apr 17, 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!


Nell Carter Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Nell Carter been in?
Nell Carter has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Nell Carter been in?
Nell Carter has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Nell Carter been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' .

What awards has Nell Carter won?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin'and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin'.