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Q. Smith

 
Bio:
Q. is currently playing the role of Hannah and others in the Tony Award winning musical (for Best Director) Come From Away. She has toured with the North American Broadway show A Night With Janis Joplin, playing the roles of Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Before Come From Away, Q. closed the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Q. is currently playing the role of Hannah and others in the Tony Award winning musical (for Best Director) Come From Away. She has toured with the North American Broadway show A Night With Janis Joplin, playing the roles of Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Before Come From Away, Q. closed the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Hannah & Others
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Ford's Theater Production, 2016
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2009
Ensemble
Miss Andrew [Replacement]
Queen Victoria [Replacement]
Miss Smythe [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Performer (Swing)
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Corine
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Mabel Washington

Photos

(Top Row L-R) De’Lon Grant, John Jellison, Jim Walton, Tony LePage, Paul Whitty, Ja Photo

(Top Row L-R) De’Lon Grant, John Jellison, Jim Walton, Tony LePage, Paul Whitty, James Seol, Julie Reiber, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Rachel Tucker, Emily Walton (Second Row L-R) Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Joel Hatch, Josh Breckenridge (Bottom Row L-R) Petrina Bromley, Q. Smith, Happy McPartlin and Caesar Samayoa

From: 
Date:
03/12/2022
The Cast, Crew and some Creative Team of "Come From Away" including De’Lon Grant, J Photo

The Cast, Crew and some Creative Team of "Come From Away" including De’Lon Grant, John Jellison, Jim Walton, Tony LePage, Paul Whitty, James Seol, Julie Reiber, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Rachel Tucker, Emily Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Joel Hatch, Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley, Q. Smith, Happy McPartlin and Caesar Samayoa

From: 
Date:
03/12/2022
(Top Row L-R) De’Lon Grant, John Jellison, Jim Walton, Tony LePage, Paul Whitty, Ja Photo

(Top Row L-R) De’Lon Grant, John Jellison, Jim Walton, Tony LePage, Paul Whitty, James Seol, Julie Reiber, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Rachel Tucker, Emily Walton (Second Row L-R) Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Joel Hatch, Josh Breckenridge (Bottom Row L-R) Petrina Bromley, Q. Smith, Happy McPartlin and Caesar Samayoa

From: 
Date:
03/12/2022
Petrina Bromley, Emily Walton, Jenn Colella, Sharon Wheatley, Astrid Van Wieren and Q Photo

Petrina Bromley, Emily Walton, Jenn Colella, Sharon Wheatley, Astrid Van Wieren and Q. Smith

From: 
Date:
08/24/2021
Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith and Tony LePage  Photo

Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith and Tony LePage

From: 
Date:
08/24/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Hannah & Others

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Ford's Theater Production, 2016
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2009
Ensemble

Miss Andrew [Replacement]

Queen Victoria [Replacement]

Miss Smythe [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Performer (Swing)

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Corine

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Mabel Washington

Q. Smith Biography

Q. is currently playing the role of Hannah and others in the Tony Award winning musical (for Best Director) Come From Away. She has toured with the North American Broadway show A Night With Janis Joplin, playing the roles of Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Before Come From Away, Q. closed the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. She was the first African American to have a leading role in the history of Mary Poppins. Also on Broadway, Q. was in the 1st revival of Les Miserables and Off-Broadway she performed the role of Mabel Washington and recorded the soundtrack for Fame: On 42nd Street. Other noted credits include Abyssinia: A Gospel Celebration with Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center, Showboat in concert at the renowned Carnegie Hall, guest soloist for Hillary Clinton’s Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards at the Kennedy Center, and guest soloist Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremonies. She has shared the stage with Gladys Knight, Rita Coolidge, and Gary U.S. Bonds in Smokey Joe’s Café, as well as Ledesi and Loretta Devine, and has traveled the world with various productions including Central America, Germany, and the entire USA. One of her favorite places to perform is in Sonoma, California at the Transcendence Theatre Company (where she recorded the song Live). Not only is she an entertainer, but a passionate educator. She has been developing a curriculum entitled Rehabilitative and Restorative Art Conditioning which helps children with behavioral problems and learning disabilities retain their curriculum through the arts. Her goals are to build a performing arts school integrated with the juvenile system, open a bed and breakfast in Hawaii, travel the world, continue her concert work and voice-over career, and publish her book Queens of the Theatre.




Q. Smith News

Gene Weygandt Will Join Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway Photo Gene Weygandt Will Join Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 15, 2022

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which just celebrated its 5th year on Broadway, has just announced that¬†original cast member Joel Hatch will depart the production on Sunday, March 20 and Gene Weygandt will begin performances as ‚ÄėClaude & others‚Äô on Tuesday, March 22.¬†Gene joins the company from the Australia cast of COME FROM AWAY.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5th Anniversary Photo Photos: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 13, 2022

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, just celebrated a fabulous milestone this week as it marks its 5th year on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Check out photos from the special day below!

Cast Announced For Reading of DOT at Westport Country Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For Reading of DOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse announces casting for the Script in Hand play reading of the comedy/drama ‚ÄúDot,‚ÄĚ on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway; Tickets Now On Sale Through January 20 Photo COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway; Tickets Now On Sale Through January 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, celebrates a fabulous milestone this week as it marks its 5th year on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To celebrate, the show has released a new block of tickets which are now on sale through Sunday, January 1, 2023!

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Playreading of DOT Photo Westport Country Playhouse to Host Playreading of DOT
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the¬†comedy/drama about mid-life crises and aging parents,¬†‚ÄúDot,‚ÄĚ written by Colman Domingo,¬†star of AMC‚Äôs ‚ÄúFear the Walking Dead,‚Ä̬†and directed by Q. Smith, on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY's Rachel Tucker and Captain Beverley Bass Stop By The Tamron Ha Photo VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY's Rachel Tucker and Captain Beverley Bass Stop By The Tamron Hall Show
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Tamron Hall Show welcomed¬†Captain Beverley Bass and Olivier Award- nominee Rachel Tucker¬†for a special episode dedicated to ‚Äúfirsts,‚ÄĚ which featured an interview with the pioneering pilot and a performance of ‚ÄúMe and the Sky‚ÄĚ from Broadway's COME FROM AWAY.

COME FROM AWAY To Resume Broadway Performances January 7 Photo COME FROM AWAY To Resume Broadway Performances January 7
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2022

The Broadway production of Come From Away has suspended performances through January 7, 2022 at the Gerard Schoenfeld Theatre.

COME FROM AWAY Cancels Broadway Performances Through January 2nd Photo COME FROM AWAY Cancels Broadway Performances Through January 2nd
by BWW Staff - Dec 30, 2021

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away has canceled tonight's Broadway performances through January 2nd due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company.

COME FROM AWAY Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 25th Photo COME FROM AWAY Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 25th
by BWW Staff - Dec 22, 2021

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away has canceled tonight's Broadway performances through December 25th due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company.

COME FROM AWAY On Broadway Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Breakthrough Covid-19 Photo COME FROM AWAY On Broadway Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2021

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away has canceled tonight's Broadway performance due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company.

Q. Smith Videos

VIDEO: Q. Smith and Astrid van Wieren Perform 'Dear Theodosia' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS VideoVIDEO: Q. Smith and Astrid van Wieren Perform 'Dear Theodosia' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2018

At Broadway Backwards 2018, Come From Away's Q. Smith and Astrid van Wieren shared the joys of parenthood and the optimistic potential of children in a heartwarming take on "Dear Theodosia" from Hamilton.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars VideoBROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2018

Fundraising records and gender norms alike were smashed by stars of stage, screen and pop music on April 2, 2018, at this year's inclusive, dynamic and loving Broadway Backwards.

BWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes! VideoBWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2018

Broadway Backwards (#BroadwayBackwards) took the stage last night, April 2, 2018, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), currently home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening was produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. 

Video Flashback: Newfoundland Meets Broadway on Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY! VideoVideo Flashback: Newfoundland Meets Broadway on Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2018

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. Come From Away features Petrina Bromley (Stratford's As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe's Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella(If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball(Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford's The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa(Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US National Tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then) and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).

VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Mandy Gonzalez & More Celebrate International Women's Day VideoVIDEO: Lea Salonga, Mandy Gonzalez & More Celebrate International Women's Day
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2018

In honor of International Women's Day, the Broadway League asked 25 leading ladies of Broadway to describe Women in one word. Watch below as strong women of Broadway unite!

Ridge Roundup: Five Things We Learned from Richard's Chat with the Team of COME FROM  VideoRidge Roundup: Five Things We Learned from Richard's Chat with the Team of COME FROM AWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2017

Come From Away has been 2017's little musical that could. Soon after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the show earned seven Tony nominations (picking up one for director Christopher Ashley), coming as quite a shock to the creative team that has been nurturing the project since the beginning.

BWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Takes Flight at Broadway in Bryant Park! VideoBWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Takes Flight at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2017

Watch below as COME FROAM AWAY's Petrina Bromley,Geno Carr, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall,Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley perform 'Welcome to the Rock,' 'Me And the Sky' and 'Somewhere In the Middle of Nowhere.'

Backstage with Richard Ridge: How to Make a High-Flying Hit- The COME FROM AWAY Cast  VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: How to Make a High-Flying Hit- The COME FROM AWAY Cast and Creatives Explain How They Made Their Show Soar
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 28, 2017

Come From Away has been 2017's little musical that could. Soon after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the show earned seven Tony nominations (picking up one for director Christopher Ashley), coming as quite a shock to the creative team that has been nurturing the project since the beginning. 'We expected Canadian high schools to do it... and now we're on Broadway,' explained creator David Hein.

VIDEO: Tom Brokaw Examines Real-Life Inspiration Behind Broadway's COME FROM AWAY
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 16, 2017

Today, NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw joined TODAY to reveal the real-life incidents that inspired the show and examines how a small Canadian town opened its heart to stranded Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

BWW TV: Newfoundland Meets Broadway on Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. Come From Away features Petrina Bromley (Stratford's As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe's Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella(If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball(Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford's The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa(Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US National Tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then) and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).


Q. Smith Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Q. Smith been in?
Q. Smith has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Q. Smith been in?
Q. Smith has not appeared in the West End