Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Quentin Earl Darrington

 
Bio:
What a blessing to join the Once On This Island family! Broadway: Cats, Ragtime. Off Broadway: The Secret Garden, Lincoln Center; A New Brain, NY City Center; Lost In the Stars, NY City Center; The Roar of the Greasepaint..., York Theatre Company. National Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
What a blessing to join the Once On This Island family! Broadway: Cats, Ragtime. Off Broadway: The Secret Garden, Lincoln Center; A New Brain, NY City Center; Lost In the Stars, NY City Center; The Roar of the Greasepaint..., York Theatre Company. National Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Joseph Jackson / Rob
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Agwe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Old Deuteronomy
Victor [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Major Holmes
  [New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Minister
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Delray
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Lucas [Replacement]
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

Photos

Myles Frost and Quentin Earl Darrington  Photo

Myles Frost and Quentin Earl Darrington

From: 
Date:
06/08/2022
Quentin Earl Darrington and Joel Grey Photo

Quentin Earl Darrington and Joel Grey

From: 
Date:
06/08/2022
Myles Frost and Quentin Earl Darrington Photo

Myles Frost and Quentin Earl Darrington

From: 
Date:
05/18/2022
 Myles Frost, Ayana George and Quentin Earl Darrington Photo

Myles Frost, Ayana George and Quentin Earl Darrington

From: 
Date:
05/18/2022
Quentin Earl Darrington Photo

Quentin Earl Darrington

From: 
Date:
04/05/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Joseph Jackson / Rob

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Agwe

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Old Deuteronomy

Victor [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Major Holmes

  [New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Minister

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Delray

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Lucas [Replacement]

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

Quentin Earl Darrington Biography

What a blessing to join the Once On This Island family! Broadway: Cats, Ragtime. Off Broadway: The Secret Garden, Lincoln Center; A New Brain, NY City Center; Lost In the Stars, NY City Center; The Roar of the Greasepaint..., York Theatre Company. National Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Ragtime. Regional: Les Miserables, Drury Lane Theatre; Nicholas Nickleby, Orlando Shakes; Tarzan, the MUNY; Gee's Bend, Cincinnati Playhouse; I Dream, Alliance Theatre; A Little Night Music, Sacramento Music Circus; Jacques Brel..., Straz PAC. Bert Williams, Paul Robeson, Louie Armstrong, and Sammy Davis Jr. is why... "we tell the story!"

Quentin Earl Darrington Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Quentin Earl Darrington, MJ the Musical
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Quentin Earl DarringtonRagtime

Quentin Earl Darrington News

Preorder MJ THE MUSICAL Original Cast Recording Today Photo Preorder MJ THE MUSICAL Original Cast Recording Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Sony Music announced today that they will release MJ the Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording on Friday, July 15. View the track list here.

Photos: Joel Grey Presents Myles Frost His Theatre World Award Onstage at MJ THE MUSI Photo Photos: Joel Grey Presents Myles Frost His Theatre World Award Onstage at MJ THE MUSICAL
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

Check out photos of Myles Frost (MJ The Musical), receiving his 2022 Theatre World Award from Joel Grey! The Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees this past Monday night.

Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green Photo Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green
by Bruce Glikas - May 18, 2022

MJ the Musical celebrated its 10 Tony Award nominations last night with a party at Tavern on the Green! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, has announced the winners of the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomina Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, have just announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

Photos: On The Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST 2022 Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST 2022
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 5, 2022

Miscast22 took place in-person, returning to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday April 4, 2022. The evening honored Emmy and Tony Award-winner Christine Baranski, MCC Board Chair Susan Raanan, and MCC Youth Company Alum Alexander Lambie. View photos from the red carpet!

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents  some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more  information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 

Photos: Go Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE Photo Photos: Go Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 22, 2022

The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: The New Wave on Monday, March 21 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the event launched Broadway By The Year's 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Quentin Earl Darrington & More Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE Photo Quentin Earl Darrington & More Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: The New Wave on Monday, March 21 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will launch Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Photos: Queen Latifah Poses with the Cast of MJ on Broadway Photo Photos: Queen Latifah Poses with the Cast of MJ on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 10, 2022

The company of MJ welcomed a special visitor to the Neil Simon Theatre this week. Check out exclusive photos of Queen Latifah with the cast!

Quentin Earl Darrington Videos

Broadway Rewind: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Gets Ready to Return to Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Gets Ready to Return to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, when Once On This Island was getting ready to return to Broadway. Once On This Island opened on December 3 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it played for 457 performances.

BWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion VideoBWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion Concert!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge checks in with Espinosa, musical director James Sampliner and director Matt Logan as they take a break from rehearsals. Plus, watch as Eden joins James at the piano to perform 'I Never Knew His Name.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 28, 2019

Broadway Sessions recently held its 3rd annual Black History Month celebration. We invited an all star roster of Broadway talent to share songs and stories reflecting the influence, impact and legacy of black artists on Broadway and beyond. HOLY MOLY! This was one of the most incredible nights of music we have enjoyed. Beyond that it was moving, hilarious and profound. Enjoy these highlights from Broadway vets Antoine  L Smith, Soarer-Joye Ross, Storm Lever, Brennyn Lark, Judith Franklin, Phoenix Best, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Tiana Okoye, Michel Demby Cain, Imari Hardon, Avery Smith, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Harney Fleming, John Edwards, Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, Shonica Gooden and Emme Kemp. We also enjoyed performances from 'Rising Stars' Richard Baskin Jr. and Aneesa Folds. OH, and maybe just an impromptu pre show performance by Tony-winning legend FAITH PRINCE! It was a good night.

BWW TV: Broadway Belts Out the Classics! Watch Highlights of Sierra Boggess, Ramin Ka VideoBWW TV: Broadway Belts Out the Classics! Watch Highlights of Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Michael Arden, & More at Carnegie Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2018

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented Broadway Classics in Concert, on Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 PM, in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The concert featured Michael Arden(Ragtime, Hunchback of Notre Dame), Sierra Boggess (The Secret Garden), Carolee Carmello(Broadway Classics 2013), Allan Corduner(Titanic), Quentin Earl Darrington (The Secret Garden), Ramin Karimloo (Parade, The Secret Garden), Norm Lewis (Ragtime), Laura Osnes (Crazy For You), Lea Salonga(Ragtime), Ryan Silverman (Titanic), and Tony Yazbeck (Crazy For You).

VIDEO: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs 'Mama Will Provide' on Late Night wit VideoVIDEO: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs 'Mama Will Provide' on Late Night with Seth Meyers
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2018

Mama provided! The cast of Once on This Island appeared on last night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, where they performed 'Mama Will Provide.' Watch the full performance below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Dreams Big at Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Dreams Big at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 12, 2017

A dream is a wish your heart makes. I dreamed a dream in time gone by. To dream the impossible dream . well anyway, you get it. Broadway loves to dream. And nobody facilitates those dreams quite like the Broadway Dreams Foundation. We welcomed the Broadway Dreams Foundation to Sessions recently to celebrate on the week of their annual NYC showcase. Join us were BDF faculty members Quentin Earl Darrington, Christopher Hanke, MiMi Scardulla, Todd Buonopane, Noah Ricketts, Galen Williams and more. Beyond that, we were thrilled to welcome international BDF students from Russia, Brazil and Sweden who brought the house all the way down. Showtunes in foreign languages! Enjoy these highlights from a perfectly dreamy night!

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Hailey Kilgore, Lea Salong VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Hailey Kilgore, Lea Salonga, Alex Newell and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 4, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opened last night, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and brings you interviews with the company below!

BWW TV: 'One Small Girl' Makes a Big Impact in Brand-New Footage from ONCE ON THIS IS VideoBWW TV: 'One Small Girl' Makes a Big Impact in Brand-New Footage from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which officially opens on Sunday, December 3rd at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld has brand-new footage from the show below!

VIDEO: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Performs on Thanksgiving Day Parade! VideoVIDEO: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Performs on Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 23, 2017

The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked-off the holiday season this morning, and BroadwayWorld will bring you all of this year's Broadway performances! Next up, Once On This Island!

BWW TV: We Will Provide! Watch Highlights from ONCE ON THE ISLAND on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: We Will Provide! Watch Highlights from ONCE ON THE ISLAND on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold present Once on this Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, currently in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Once on this Island is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown.


Quentin Earl Darrington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Quentin Earl Darrington been in?
Quentin Earl Darrington has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Quentin Earl Darrington been in?
Quentin Earl Darrington has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Quentin Earl Darrington been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for MJ the Musical and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Ragtime .