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Russell Simmons

 
Date of Birth: October 04, 1957 (64)

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[Broadway, 2002]
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Actress and Host Tamara Tunie attends Russell Simmons'' Rush Philanthropic Arts Found Photo

Actress and Host Tamara Tunie attends Russell Simmons'' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation''s Annual Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel on March 11, 2016 in New York City.

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03/11/2016
Forest Whitaker, Russell Simmons Photo

Forest Whitaker, Russell Simmons

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02/19/2016
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons (of Def Jam Recordings), as Chairman of The Foundatio Photo

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons (of Def Jam Recordings), as Chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, speaks on the importance of cross-cultural programming to foster understanding and change. Photo by Victor Nechay (properpix.com)

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01/20/2016
Russell Simmons & Annette Bening Regina Fleming Photography Photo

Russell Simmons & Annette Bening Regina Fleming Photography

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06/25/2015
Left to Right: Countess Luann de Lesseps, Russell Simmons, & Alicia Quarles Getty, Jo Photo

Left to Right: Countess Luann de Lesseps, Russell Simmons, & Alicia Quarles Getty, Johnny Nunez

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Russell Simmons Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Special Theatrical Event Gold Star
Russell Simmons, Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway

Russell Simmons News

Carolines On Broadway Celebrates Fathers Day With The Father And Sons Comedy Tour On  Photo Carolines On Broadway Celebrates Fathers Day With The Father And Sons Comedy Tour On June 19
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy nightclub, is celebrating Fathers Day in hilarious fashion with the Father and Sons Comedy Tour, a family-friendly live stand-up show starring the Kelly family, father Gerald and his sons Hunter, Isiah and Joshua, on Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m., 1626 Broadway (at 49th Street).

Lavell Crawford Comes to Comedy Works South This Week Photo Lavell Crawford Comes to Comedy Works South This Week
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Comedian Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today.  Lavell filmed a one-hour special Can A Brother Get Some Love?. He has appeared in Comedy Central's Workaholics and he is a recurring character on the AMC's Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He was also seen regularly on E! Entertainment's Chelsea Lately and Lopez Tonight.

Chris Tucker Announces Two-Night Engagement At Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas, July Photo Chris Tucker Announces Two-Night Engagement At Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas, July 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022

Internationally renowned comedian Chris Tucker will return to Las Vegas for a two-night engagement at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, July 8, 2022 and Saturday, July 9, 2022. A fan favorite, Tucker has previously performed to eight sold-out audiences at Encore Theater. Tickets for both performances will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Jazz Day Celebrations At NJPAC to Feature Mayor Baraka, 100+ Student Musicians and Mo Photo Jazz Day Celebrations At NJPAC to Feature Mayor Baraka, 100+ Student Musicians and More
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has announced a free musical celebration in honor of International Jazz Day 4/30 featuring performances by 100+ young New Jersey musicians with special guest Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. 

REDCAT Presents Dahlak Brathwaite: TRY/STEP/TRIP Photo REDCAT Presents Dahlak Brathwaite: TRY/STEP/TRIP
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

From March 24 through 26, 2022, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts' center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles, presents multifaceted hip hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite with his latest work, Try/Step/Trip.

Award-Winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Appears On STOPTIME: LIVE IN THE MOMENT  Photo Award-Winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Appears On STOPTIME: LIVE IN THE MOMENT Podcast
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 26, 2022

Paul Tazewell sits down to speak with host Lisa Hopkins on STOPTIME: Live in the Moment. In this rare and intimate conversation, the award winning designer digs deep into what it means to be Paul Tazewell, his journey as an artist, embracing all parts of who you are, and the importance of fearing less and 'trusting more in the energy of living'.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell Photo VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from¬†Steven Spielberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Side Story‚Ä̬†featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Emmy Award¬ģ¬†winning costume designer,¬†Paul Tazewell,¬†has been released.

Shonali Burke Named Chief Marketing Officer of Arena Stage Photo Shonali Burke Named Chief Marketing Officer of Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced the appointment of Shonali Burke as Chief Marketing Officer.

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents 10-City 33-Date Tour YOUNG, BLACK, AND FUNNY CO Photo Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents 10-City 33-Date Tour YOUNG, BLACK, AND FUNNY COMEDY JAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has announced the 10-city, 33-date Young, Black, and Funny Comedy Jam tour in partnership with 28-year-old Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 'New Face' Leonard Ouzts, who also headlines the dates. The tour starts on Sunday, July 9, in Cleveland, OH, and ends on Saturday, September 11, and Jacksonville, FL.

Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. Photo Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. 2021 Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced details of its 2021 Spring Gala. The event, hosted by Soho Rep. Board Member Amber Tamblyn on zoom Monday, May 24, at 7 pm, recognizes the resilience and accomplishments of Soho Rep.’s artistic community through an unprecedentedly challenging year and the vital work of the Vilcek Foundation.

Russell Simmons Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell VideoVIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from¬†Steven Spielberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Side Story‚Ä̬†featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Emmy Award¬ģ¬†winning costume designer,¬†Paul Tazewell,¬†has been released.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek -  Showtime's LAVELL CRAWFORD: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Premiering To VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Showtime's LAVELL CRAWFORD: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Lavell Crawford is HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS in his new one-hour stand-up comedy special premiering Today, November 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME on air, on demand and over the internet. Filmed at The Pageant in his hometown of St. Louis, the endearing funnyman taps into his family experiences growing up poor, offering his hysterical take on a multitude of holiday-related topics such as Black Today, Christmas lists, Trick or Treat, BBQs on the 4th, homemade Easter outfits, Mother's Day guilt and his family's rendition of a Disneyland vacation.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek -  Showtime's LAVELL CRAWFORD: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Premiering 11 VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Showtime's LAVELL CRAWFORD: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Premiering 11/3
by Emily Bruno - Oct 27, 2017

Lavell Crawford is HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS in his new one-hour stand-up comedy special premiering Friday, November 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME on air, on demand and over the internet. Filmed at The Pageant in his hometown of St. Louis, the endearing funnyman taps into his family experiences growing up poor, offering his hysterical take on a multitude of holiday-related topics such as Black Friday, Christmas lists, Trick or Treat, BBQs on the 4th, homemade Easter outfits, Mother's Day guilt and his family's rendition of a Disneyland vacation.

VIDEO: One Night Only! Kevin Hart & More Set for DEF COMEDY JAM 25 on Netflix VideoVIDEO: One Night Only! Kevin Hart & More Set for DEF COMEDY JAM 25 on Netflix
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2017

THIS FALL - NETFLIX and DEF COMEDY JAM bring you a celebration of comedy's biggest names 25 years in the making. Pushing the envelope since 1992, check out who's coming to Netflix to celebrate Def Comedy Jam 25 below!

VIDEO: Watch Kelly Ripa's Inspiring GLAAD Media Award Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2015

GLAAD honored actress and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Kelly Ripa at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 9, 2015.

VIDEO: Vittorio J Creates Sexy Kickstarter Video with Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy and Neckties
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2013

Below preview Vittorio J's just-released Kickstarter campaign video that imagines Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy in a provocative bedroom scene, with flavors of '50 Shades of Grey'. The screening of the controversial segment will take place at the site of Monroe's legendary appearance in 'The Seven Year Itch' today, June 5 at 2 p.m. (in front of 590 Lexington Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets). The creative team behind the project will discuss the Kickstarter campaign and development of the video, which features the Monroe doppelganger suggestively tied to a bed.

VIDEO: Madonna Honors Anderson Cooper at 2013 GLAAD Media Awards; SMASH Takes Outstanding Drama Series!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2013

On Saturday night, Madonna presented the Vito Russo Award to journalist, author and talk show host Anderson Cooper at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. She wore a Boy Scout's uniform to the event after GLAAD's campaign for the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Watch her speak below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Trailer for MTV2's GUY CODE Season 3
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 11, 2013

MTV2's fan-favorite and highest rated series ever, GUY CODE is back on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT to save one guy at a time with an all-new 12-episode season. Check out the trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Lemon Andersen
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2012

Tony Award winner Lemon Andersen is the subject of the new documentary film, LEMON, which recently closed the 13th edition of the New York International Latino Film Festival. The poet/performer sat down with Univision News recently to speak about his film, writing idols, and what makes a good poet. Check out the video below.

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - LEMON, Lemon Andersen Documentary, to Air on PBS 10/19
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2012

Lemon, a new documentary about the acclaimed New York poet/playwright Lemon Andersen, will have its broadcast premiere on PBS as part of Latino Public Broadcasting's arts and culture series VOCES on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Produced and directed by Laura Brownson and Beth Levison, Lemon is a Russell Simmons presentation in association with Impact Partners.


Russell Simmons Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Russell Simmons been nominated for?
Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway .

What awards has Russell Simmons won?
Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.