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Regina Annette Taylor is an American actress and playwright. She has won several awards throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and NAACP Image Award. In July 2017, Taylor was announced as the new Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theater at Fordham University.

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Public Theater and National Theatre One-Night Reading, 2017
Senator Dianne Feinstein

Urban Zulu/Hettie/Liliane/Rame

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]



Speak Easy Woman/Neighbor/Matron



First Witch


Regina Taylor Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
[Off-Broadway, 2002]



Regina Taylor Movies

[1989]Lean on Me Mrs. Carter

[1992]Jersey Girl Rosie

[1993]Losing Isaiah Gussie

[1995]The Keeper Angela Lamont

[1995]Clockers Iris Jeeter

[1996]A Family Thing Ann

[1996]Courage Under Fire Meredith Serling

[1996]Spirit Lost Willy

[1998]The Negotiator Karen Roman

[2017]Saturday Church Aunt Rose

[2020]All Day and a Night Tommetta

[2021]The Jenkins Family Christmas Baneatta

Regina Taylor TV Shows

I'll Fly Away Lilly Harper

Law & Order Sarah Maslin, Evelyn Griggs

The Education of Max Bickford Judith Bryant

The Unit Molly Blane

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American Dance Guild Festival Returns To Ailey Citigroup This Month

The American Dance Guild Festival returns to Ailey Citigroup Theater from Feb. 22-25, featuring works by 30 contemporary choreographers and honoring Joan Miller, Ron K. Brown/Evidence, and Celia Ipiotis/Eye on Dance. Don't miss this celebration of modern dance innovation.

Video: Gabrielle Beckford Is Getting Ready for New Beginnings

In this video, watch as Gabrielle Beckford is joined by Nathaniel Blackwood and Criston Oats to give a very special sneak peek of 'Self'/ 'You Gotta Be'.

Submissions Now Open for Theatre Aspen's SOLO FLIGHTS Festival

Theatre Aspen is now accepting submissions through Friday, April 12 for the organization’s fifth annual one-person show festival, Solo Flights.

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Second Stage to Present the World Premiere of Alexis Scheer's BREAKING THE STORY

Second Stage Theater will present the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY.

Signature Theatre Presents Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, January 30- March 10

Signature Theatre presents Signature Premiere Resident, Tony Award nominee, and MacArthur Fellow Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

HBO's SUCCESSION and Prime Video's THE BOYS Lead the 2024 Hollywood Creative Alliance Astra TV Awards

HBO'S “Succession” took home the most awards of the evening for broadcast & network TV with five wins including Best Cable Drama Series, Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series. Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series, and more.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE to Return to The Joyce

The Joyce Theater Foundation will once again be the home once more for the annual New York home season of the Brooklyn-based EVIDENCE.

Gabrielle Beckford to Present NEW BEGINNINGS at Chelsea Table + Stage in February

Chelsea Table + Stage will present the debut of Gabrielle Beckford, who introduced the role of Rapunzel in the original Broadway cast of Once Upon a One More Time, on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.

Nimene Wureh Joins the Cast of Second Stage's Production of THE APIARY

Nimene Wureh will join the cast of Kate Douglas’ THE APIARY, directed by Kate Whoriskey at Second Stage Theater.

Cast & Creative Team Announced For World Premiere Of Dave Malloy's THREE HOUSES

Signature Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Dave Malloy's Three Houses, directed and choreographed by Annie Tippe. The musical will feature J.D. Mollison, Mia Pak, Margo Seibert, Henry Stram, Scott Stangland, and Ching Valdes-Aran. Performances begin on April 30, 2024.

Second Stage Theater to Present Reading of New Musical EIGHTY-SIXED

Second Stage Theater will present a one-night-only reading of the new musical EIGHTY-SIXED, which will kick off the NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL on January 16, 2024 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater.

APPROPRIATE Starring Sarah Paulson & More Extends on Broadway Through Early March

Second Stage Theater’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer, has extended three weeks. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Set for Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast of Dominique Morisseau's 'Sunset Baby,' directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Photos: The Hermitage Presents Two New Commissions from Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali in NYC

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has released photos from the premiere presentations of newly commissioned works by Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali. George and Ali, the first two recipients of the $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award (HMTA), had readings of their newly commissioned plays in New York at Off-Broadway’s MCC Theater just before Thanksgiving.

David Harbour, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ann Dowd, and Denis O'Hare to Perform in Signature Theatre Reading of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST

Signature Theatre today will present an all-star benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s contemporary classic True West, led by acclaimed actors Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, Girls) as Austin, David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow) as Lee, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Compliance) as Mom, and Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood) as Saul.

Taylor Schilling, Gabby Beans & More to Star in THE APIARY at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater has unveiled the complete cast for its upcoming world premiere production of Kate Douglas’ THE APIARY, directed by Kate Whoriskey.

The Hermitage Presents New Play Commissions From Hermitage Major Theater Award Winners

The Hermitage presents new play commissions by Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali, featuring a talented cast including Adam Chanler-Berat, Greg Hildreth, James Jackson Jr., and Allison Guinn.

Second Stage Theater to Present The Next Stage Festival Supporting Early Career Playwrights

Second Stage Theater will present its first ever NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Complete Cast Set for APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater Starring Elle Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll & More

The complete cast has been revealed for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer at Second Stage Theater. 


Regina Taylor has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Regina Taylor has not appeared in the West End.

Regina Taylor has been nominated for the Outstanding Director, Resident Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for her work on the show "Crowns".

Regina Taylor has won the Outstanding Director, Resident Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for her work on the show "Crowns".

Regina Taylor has written 6 shows including Escape from Paradise (Playwright), Urban Zulu Mambo (Playwright), Crowns (Playwright), Drowning Crow (Playwright), The Color Purple (Bookwriter), stop. reset. (Playwright).

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