Oprah Winfrey

Birth Place: Kosciusko, MS, USA

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Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.

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Oprah Winfrey Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
[Broadway, 2005]
[Off-Broadway, 1992]

Oprah Winfrey Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Musical

Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple

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Video: Halle Bailey Sings 'Huckleberry Pie' From THE COLOR PURPLE With Phylicia Pearl Mpasi in New Promo

Following her performance in The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey is continuing her year by playing Nettie in The Color Purple movie musical. Bailey plays Nettie, the younger sister of Celie, who is first played by Phylicia Pearl Mpasi before Fantasia Barrino takes on the mature version. Nettie is later played by Ciara. Watch the video!

Photos: See the THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Attend London Screening

The Color Purple attended a VIP screening of the film at the Regent Street Cinema in London, England. Check out photos of Corey Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Barrino and Colman Domingo and director Blitz Bazawule at the screening now! Following the screening, the cast attended an event at The IET Building Rooftop in London.

Terry Spencer Hesser And Dexter Bullard Unite To Bring CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS Back To Chicago, November 24 - January 7

Terry Spencer Hesser's hilarious and insightful play “Christmas With Elvis” returns to Chicago after 32 years in a production directed by Dexter Bullard at Chopin Theatre Nov. 24 - Jan. 7.

Paige Davis & More to Join Robert Bannon for Christmas Show at Chelsea Table + Stage

Robert Bannon, the renowned performer, is set to captivate audiences with his Old School Holiday Special, 'A Robert Bannon Christmas Special', on December 9th at 7pm.

Social Roundup: First THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Muiscal Reactions After Debut Public Screening

The first reactions to the new movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple are here! While formal reviews will be released at a later date, take a look at what the first audiences who have seen the movie posted to social media. The Color Purple stars Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, and more.

Halle Bailey Co-Wrote a New Song For THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

Halle Bailey has co-written a new song for the upcoming movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. The song, titled 'Keep It Movin',' is sung by Bailey as Nettie in the film, along with Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, who plays young Celie. The Little Mermaid star worked on the song with Denisia Andrews, Brittany Coney and Morten Ristorp.

Adele to be Honored With Sherry Lansing Leadership Award by The Hollywood Reporter

Attended by more than 750 industry leaders and VIPs, the invite-only gala coincides with the release of The Hollywood Reporter’s highly anticipated Women in Entertainment issue (on newsstands Dec. 7), which highlights the Power 100, a list of the most powerful female executives and talent in entertainment.

SONS OF SERENDIP Comes to The Sieminski Theater This Weekend

The Sieminski Theater has announced an enchanting evening with America's Got Talent finalists, Sons of Serendip. Join in on November 4 at 7:30 PM for an extraordinary performance that will captivate your heart and soul.

Tickets to See THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical On Sale Now; 'Gift a Ticket' Program on Oprah's Favorite Things Holiday List

Get ready to be swept away by the newly reimagined movie musical version of The Color Purple, starring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, and Taraji P. Henson. To make things even better, Fandango’s “Gift a Ticket” offering for the movie was selected by the film’s producer Oprah Winfrey as one of Oprah’s 2023 Favorite Things Holiday Gifts List. 

Candace Bushnell Will Bring One-Woman Show TRUE TALES OF SEX, SUCCESS, AND SEX AND THE CITY to the West End and UK Tour

The West End premiere and first ever UK tour have been announced for Candace Bushnell's acclaimed one-woman show ‘True Tales of Sex, Success and SEX AND THE CITY'.

Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, Christina Sajous & More to Star in in THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Get the latest news on Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, featuring an incredible cast including Nicholas Christopher, Carson Elrod, Eddie Korbich, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, and Lauren Worsham. Don't miss this one-night-only event.

CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS By Terry Spencer Hesser To Run At November 24- January 7

Terry Spencer Hesser's hilarious and insightful play “Christmas With Elvis” returns to Chicago after 32 years in a production directed by Dexter Bullard at Chopin Theatre Nov. 24 - Jan. 7.

EAST 14TH Transfers To The Marsh Berkeley, November 11- December 17

The party will continue as Oakland native Don Reed celebrates the 14th birthday of his hilarious coming-of-age solo tour-de-force, bringing his hit East 14th to The Marsh Berkeley for a limited return-engagement run.

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Finalist Sons of Serendip To Perform Live At The Sieminski Theater, November 4

Sons of Serendip, AGT finalists, bring their ethereal interpretations of pop music to The Sieminski Theater on November 4th. Don't miss this captivating performance!

BELLE COLLECTIVE Returning to OWN In November

Tambra Cheri, Marie Hamilton-Abston, Aikisha Holly-Colon, Lateshia Pearson, Latrice Rogers and Sophia O. Williams aka “Sogucci” are the Belles of “Belle Collective,” a group of entrepreneurs representing tJackson and the very best of Black female entrepreneurship. Catch all the drama and excitement in this highly anticipated season.

Video: Watch a New THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Trailer With Taraji P. Henson Singing 'Push Da Button'

A new trailer for the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple has been released. Watch Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, and the star-studded cast in the new video now! The film is produced by produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and more.

Photo: Check Out a New THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Poster With Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks & Taraji P. Henson

A new poster for the upcoming movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple has been revealed featuring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, and Taraji P. Henson. This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King'). Check out the photo of the poster now!

Liz Callaway, Alex Edelman, Trevor Noah & More Nominated for 2023 United Solo Special Award

Discover the nominees for the 2023 United Solo Special Award, which will be presented at the festival's closing gala on November 19. Find out who made the list and get ready to celebrate outstanding solo performances.

Hershey Symphony Will Perform Music of the Queens of Rock and Soul This Month

Join the Hershey Symphony Orchestra on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 8 p.m. at The Hershey Theatre as they perform music from the great queens of rock and soul. Learn more about the show here!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Coming to Palace Theater Waterbury in November

Get all the details on the complete casting for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at Palace Theater Waterbury in November. Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas and original film 'Scout' Mary Badham headline this critically acclaimed production based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Don't miss out on this must-see show!


Oprah Winfrey has been nominated for several awards in the Broadway industry. She received nominations for Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards for her involvement in The Color Purple. Additionally, she was also nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards for The Color Purple.

Oprah Winfrey has won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for her production of The Color Purple.

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