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Ruth Brown

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2016
Effie White (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Performer
Singer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Elenora
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Odessa

Photos

Carol Channing and Ruth Brown photographed in New York City on
May 1, 1989 Photo

Carol Channing and Ruth Brown photographed in New York City on May 1, 1989

From: 
Date:
01/18/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2016
Effie White (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Performer

Singer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Elenora

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Odessa


Ruth Brown Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1989 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Ruth Brown, Black and Blue
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ruth Brown, Black and Blue

Ruth Brown News

National Youth Theatre and Vogue Rites Among The Star-Studded Opening Night For Somer Photo National Youth Theatre and Vogue Rites Among The Star-Studded Opening Night For Somerset House's THIS BRIGHT LAND
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The magical world of This Bright Land has officially opened with a launch party in the spectacular surroundings of Somerset House. Created by Somerset House Studios' artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, Somerset House's magnificent open-air courtyard has been transformed into a welcoming wonderland of performances, voguing, street parties, music and more.

Three Shows Newly On-Sale for Fall 2022 at Proctors, Featuring Misty Blues & More Photo Three Shows Newly On-Sale for Fall 2022 at Proctors, Featuring Misty Blues & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Proctors is adding new shows to their already dynamic fall programming for 2022. See Misty Blues ‚Äď Queens of the Blues, and more!

Playwright Chip Deffaa's New Vocal Album Is Out Now Photo Playwright Chip Deffaa's New Vocal Album Is Out Now
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--author of such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'--has just a released an album of his own, which includes guest appearances by stars of his Off-Broadway shows.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Stars Of London's West End Unite To Shine A Spotlight On The UK's Youth Mental Health Photo Stars Of London's West End Unite To Shine A Spotlight On The UK's Youth Mental Health Crisis
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

On 20th June at The Other Palace, some of the West End's brightest stars will perform songs that have seen them through dark times. Holby City actress and mental health advocate Chizzy Akudolu host the evening, with Sam Coates as Musical Director.

Broadway Method Academy Announces 2022 Stephen Sondheim Award Nominees Photo Broadway Method Academy Announces 2022 Stephen Sondheim Award Nominees
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Broadway Method Academy, in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Sacred Heart University's Theater Arts Department has announced the nominees for the fifth annual Stephen Sondheim Awards.

Updates Announced for DCPA Cabaret Summer Lineup At The Garner Galleria Theatre Photo Updates Announced for DCPA Cabaret Summer Lineup At The Garner Galleria Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret announces two shows for the summer lineup at The Garner Galleria Theatre; Rockin' and Rollin' with Miss Rhythm: The Story of R&B Legend Ruth Brown plays two weekends only June 3&4 and June 10&11, and Dixie is back where it all started with Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 Other Things I learned while I Was Drinking Last Thursday) June 22 through July 17. Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org.

QUEENS OF THE BLUES Announced At The Vergennes Opera House Photo QUEENS OF THE BLUES Announced At The Vergennes Opera House
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022

The first show of the year 2022 to take place in the Vergennes Opera House will pay tribute to four amazing female Jazz/Blues singers.

Broadway Press Agent Terry M. Lilly Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers  retired member Terry M. Lilly. Terry was a Press Agent on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across the country, who came into membership in September of 1977. He passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2021 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

A VENOMOUS COLOR Kicks Off With World Premiere Of Part 1: THE FAIREST at The Wild Pro Photo A VENOMOUS COLOR Kicks Off With World Premiere Of Part 1: THE FAIREST at The Wild Project
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Thirdwing, a theater company with roots planted in both the live and streaming theater realms, is thrilled to launch its next hybrid onstage and streaming drama, A VENOMOUS COLOR, with the world premiere of A VENOMOUS COLOR Part 1: THE FAIREST, written and directed by Cameron Darwin Bossert.

Ruth Brown Videos

VIDEO: The Cast of DREAMGIRLS Performs on THIS MORNING VideoVIDEO: The Cast of DREAMGIRLS Performs on THIS MORNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Last week on the summer finale of This Morning, the cast of West End's Dreamgirls performed 'One Night Only!' starring Marisha Wallace as 'Effie White'. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. Below, watch highlights just in time for this evening's premiere, plus click here for a new batch of production shots!

BWW TV: Watch Amber Riley Perform 'I Am Changing' from the UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2016

An exclusive new video has been released in advance of the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.


Ruth Brown Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruth Brown been in?
Ruth Brown has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruth Brown been in?
Ruth Brown has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ruth Brown's first West End show?
Ruth Brown's first West End show was Dreamgirls which opened in 2016

What awards has Ruth Brown been nominated for?
Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Black and Blue and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Black and Blue .

What awards has Ruth Brown won?
Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Black and Blueand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Black and Blue.