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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 Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2017
Hannah & Others

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

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2009

Miss Andrew [Replacement]

Queen Victoria [Replacement]

Miss Smythe [Replacement]

Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Performer (Swing)

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005

Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005

Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Mabel Washington

Q. Smith Videos

Q. Smith News


On Saturday afternoon, Green Room 42 was home to an “experiment” for pianist and composer Kevin Winebold, as the talented musician has been toying with the idea of a monthly variety show. Come Saturday evening, Green Room 42 saw another show teeming with variety - the Australian Theatre Festival (ATF) NYC’s Cabaret!

Kevin Winebold Presents KEVIN ON THE KEYS At The Green Room 42

Kevin Winebold launches his new cabaret series, Kevin on the Keys, at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, November 18, at 1pm.

ROSEN & CARTER PRESENT: SOME LIKE IT CUT, Andrew Kober, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

MOMOLOGUES THE MUSICAL to be Presented at 54 Below on Mother's Day Weekend

MOMologues the Musical's NYC due date is just in time for Mother's Day. The MOMologues, a series of three hit comedies enjoyed by thousands of fans in the U.S. and around the globe, has grown up into a musical - with two concert performances slated for 54 Below in NYC on May 11 and 12, 2023

Stars Will Come Out For Ithaca College Broadway Showcase This Month

Alumni stars of the stage will join with current students in the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Friday, November 11, for a special show in the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square.

Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, and Josh Breckenridge Will Return to COME FROM AWAY For Final Two Weeks On Broadway

COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast members Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley and Jenn Colella  back to “The Rock” for the show's final two weeks on Broadway!

Photos: WICKED, FUNNY GIRL, 1776 And More Take The Stage At Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM returned yesterday for the second performance in the 2022 season of the beloved series. See photos from today's show!

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Performs 'Welcome to the Rock' on the TODAY SHOW

Watch the cast of Come From Away perform 'Wecome to the Rock' on TODAY this morning, as part of the show's Citi Music Series. The performance featured Jenn Collela, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Sharone Sayegh, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, and more.

COME FROM AWAY to Perform on the TODAY SHOW on Thursday

COME FROM AWAY currently features Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, De'Lon Grant, Becky Gulsvig, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Sharone Sayegh, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.

COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19

Come From Away on Broadway has been canceled tonight due to the detection of Covid-19 cases within the company.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History

COME FROM AWAY has become the longest-running show in the 105-year history of Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To mark the milestone, West 45th Street was renamed “Come From A-Way” for a day. Check out photos here!

COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight

Come From Away officially becomes the longest running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today with its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of JEKYLL & HYDE.

COME FROM AWAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall

After 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway, the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY will play its final Broadway performance this fall. Find out when the show is closing, how to get tickets & more.

Tony-Nominee Jenn Colella To Return To COME FROM AWAY This Summer

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast  member Jenn Colella back to “The Rock” as ‘Beverley/Annette & others,’ this summer - a performance that earned her a 2017 Tony  Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards, for a strictly limited engagement.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Presents MIXED TASTE

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) and DCPA Off-Center today announced the return of the beloved long-running series Mixed Taste, each Wednesday at 7PM from July 13 through August 17, 2022. 

Gene Weygandt Will Join Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway

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 ‘Claude & others’ on Tuesday, March 22. Gene joins the company from the Australia cast of COME FROM AWAY.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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

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


Q. Smith has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Q. Smith has not appeared in the West End

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