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Novella Nelson

 
Date of Birth: December 17, 1939 (82)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Hattie
  [Broadway]
1995
Dr. Bessie Delany (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1981
Addie
  [Broadway]
1977
Ftatateeta
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Missy
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1968
Madame Tango
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1991]
Associate Director

Photos

David Dinkins, Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles Photo

David Dinkins, Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles

From: 
Date:
06/29/2016
Curtis Billings, Devon Abner, Leon Addison Brown, Charles Turner, Billy Eugene Jones, Photo

Curtis Billings, Devon Abner, Leon Addison Brown, Charles Turner, Billy Eugene Jones, Hallie Foote, Adam LeFevre, Betty Buckley, Cotter Smith, Arthur French (front row) Sean Lyons, Melle Powers, Susan Heyward, Veanne Cox, Lois Smith, Novella Nelson, Pat B

From: 
Date:
09/18/2013
Lois Smith (Mamie Borden) and Novella Nelson (Hattie) Photo

Lois Smith (Mamie Borden) and Novella Nelson (Hattie)

From: 
Date:
08/27/2013
Curtis Billings, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Williams, Michael Wilson, Cotter Smith, Betty Photo

Curtis Billings, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Williams, Michael Wilson, Cotter Smith, Betty Buckley, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Hallie Foote, Novella Nelson, Tom Wopat, Melle Powers, Veanne Cox, Charles Turner

From: 
Date:
08/12/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Hattie

  [Broadway]
1995
Dr. Bessie Delany (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1981
Addie

  [Broadway]
1977
Ftatateeta

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Missy

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1968
Madame Tango

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

Associate Director






Novella Nelson News

Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77 Photo Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77
by Robert Diamond - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that acclaimed actress and Broadway vet Novella Nelson died on Friday, September 1st at the age of 77. 

The New York Public Library Presents RADICAL BODIES, 5/24
by Molly Tracy - Apr 20, 2017

In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on her dance deck on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco.

Photo Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) held a festive Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. Mr. Van Peebles was introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Ms. Nelson was introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016.

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history.

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history.  Mr. Van Peebles will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.  Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a peek at the trailer below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a first look below!

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere.

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere.

Novella Nelson Videos

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a peek at the trailer below!

BWW TV: Betty Buckley and More in Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2013

Horton Foote's The Old Friends, directed by Michael Wilson runs now through October 6, 2013, with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action in the video below!


Novella Nelson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Novella Nelson been in?
Novella Nelson has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Novella Nelson been in?
Novella Nelson has not appeared in the West End