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Sammy Davis, Jr.

 
Date of Birth: December 08, 1925
Date of Death: May 16, 1990 (64)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1978
Littlechap
  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Joe Wellington
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1978
Littlechap

  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Joe Wellington

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Performer


Sammy Davis, Jr. Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sammy Davis, Golden Boy

Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Photos: Natalie Douglas Returns To Birdland With I JUST MIGHT Photo Photos: Natalie Douglas Returns To Birdland With I JUST MIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Thirteen-time MAC Award, two-time Backstage Bistro Award and Nightlife Award Winner Natalie Douglas returned to the Broadway at Birdland spotlight with a new evening of her favorite songs,¬†‚ÄúI Just Might,‚ÄĚ on Monday, May 23.

Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO Photo Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.

BWW Review: Jess LeProtto Stakes His Claim With GOTTA BE ME at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Review: Jess LeProtto Stakes His Claim With GOTTA BE ME at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - May 24, 2022

Broadway veteran and renaissance man Jess LeProtto does proud all of the song-and-dance men who paved the way for him, in his solo show GOTTA BE ME.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

Songbook Foundation To Host Archives Open House June 9 Photo Songbook Foundation To Host Archives Open House June 9
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

The public can view rare music memorabilia and pick up tips on preserving their own family history during an upcoming Great American Songbook Foundation special event.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Blake McIver Ewing on Musical Theatre, Performing and Mo Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Blake McIver Ewing on Musical Theatre, Performing and More!
by Jared Fessler - May 17, 2022

Recovering Child Co-Star from Full House, The Little Rascals, Hey Arnold, Recess, Ragtime the Musical and more! Recently seen on BRAVO's The People's Couch and the series finale of Fuller House! He is also a vocal coach and podcaster!

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter¬†Liam Forde¬†‚Äď celebrating the release of his first album¬†Great to Be Here¬†‚Äď on¬†Monday, June 13¬†at¬†8:30 PM.

'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance  Photo 'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance at Theatre West
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

The show is written by Karen Bankhead with additional material by Pam Trotter and performed by Karen Bankhead. It features musical performance by singer Pam Trotter, and is directed by Karen Bankhead. It is produced by Free Spirit Productions. The production will play one performance at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, call (323) 851-7977 or visit http://theatrewest.org. The show runs for 80 minutes and is recommended for ages 14+.

A NIGHT IN VEGAS Comes to Theatre Collingwood Photo A NIGHT IN VEGAS Comes to Theatre Collingwood
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

To some it may seem like Theatre Collingwood has not been affected by the past 2+ years but the truth is they really have, and May 31st-June 5th will mark the first of their Regular Season Theatre Programming since 2019.  You are correct to think they have been staying in t

Pianist and Composer Fred Hersch Shares 'This Is Always' Single Photo Pianist and Composer Fred Hersch Shares 'This Is Always' Single
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Revered pianist/composer¬†Fred Hersch¬†reemerged from the pandemic with one of his most ambitious and acclaimed projects to date:¬†Breath By Breath, his first album ever pairing jazz rhythm section with string quartet. The album found Hersch's trio featuring bassist Drew Gress and drummer Jochen Rueckert joined by the Crosby Street String Quartet, a new ensemble formed especially for the recording.¬†DownBeat¬†called the album, 'An amazingly satisfying listening experience,' while WBGO hailed it simply as, ‚ÄúExquisite.‚ÄĚ

Sammy Davis, Jr. Videos

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Appears on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Liza Minnelli Appears on CBS Sunday Morning
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 16, 2022

CBS Sunday Morning reporter Jane Pauley interviewed Liza Minnelli this morning, discussing her famous parents, her legacy, collaborators throughout her career, awards, and inspirations. The special also features performances with Minnelli's 'best friend and confidant', Michael Feinstein, on piano and Liza herself on vocals.

BWW Exclusive: Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Perform 'Silent Night' & More in Holiday S VideoBWW Exclusive: Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Perform 'Silent Night' & More in Holiday Special Clip
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and their families perform a holiday medley in their Christmas celebration filmed in 1967 that has not been seen in its entirety since its original airing on December 21, 1967. PBS is now airing the special just in time for the holiday season. Watch 'Silent Night', 'Deck the Halls', and more in this exclusive clip!

VIDEO: Watch Liza Minnelli Take the Stage to Sing a Gershwin Classic VideoVIDEO: Watch Liza Minnelli Take the Stage to Sing a Gershwin Classic
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2021

'I haven't sung in three years!' said Liza Minnelli to an adoring crowd at Feinstein's at Vitello's. The living legend stopped by the famed LA supperclub last week, where she performed on stage with Michael Feinstein himself. Watch below as she sings the Gershwin classic- 'Embraceable You.'

VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE VideoVIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Composer Frank Wildhorn posted the first in series of home concerts he will be sharing while theatre fans are social distancing at home.

Showtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special VideoShowtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 13, 2019

Veteran entertainer Eddie Griffin is back for his third SHOWTIME comedy special, EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA, premiering on Friday, December 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long special is filmed at the restored, historic landmark Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, home to many iconic performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Lena Horne. Griffin's unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience. Through his quick wit and a fiery rhetoric, Griffin flexes his perspective on a number of personal family situations and real-world issues while teaching sociopolitical and hypothetical history lessons along the way.

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1 VideoVocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat ‚ÄúKing‚ÄĚ Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, ‚ÄúThis is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO VideoVIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2019

This week, theatre legend Ben Verseen stopped in at the WBGO studio for a performance of 'What A Wonderful World'. Check out video of the song below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE
by Alan Henry - Feb 19, 2019

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat 'King' Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.' Cole's hit songs, such as 'Nature Boy,' 'It's a Good Day' and 'Smile,' underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America's color barrier in the early days of television.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2018

Today we remember the groundbreaking original production of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity, which opened on Broadway on this day in 1966.

VIDEO: Chaz Wolcott Choreographs 'Gonna Build a Mountain' For Gypsy of the Year 2017 VideoVIDEO: Chaz Wolcott Choreographs 'Gonna Build a Mountain' For Gypsy of the Year 2017
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2017

At the 29th Annual Gypsy of the year Competition, Chaz Wolcott directed and choreographed a special uplifting number set to Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of Gonna Build a Mountain. The piece showed the irresistible and infectious power of one passionate actor's efforts (Tony D'Alelio) in making a difference with Broadway Cares.


Sammy Davis, Jr. Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sammy Davis, Jr. been in?
Sammy Davis, Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Sammy Davis, Jr. been in?
Sammy Davis, Jr. has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Sammy Davis, Jr.'s first West End show?
Sammy Davis, Jr.'s first West End show was Golden Boy which opened in 1968

What awards has Sammy Davis, Jr. been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Golden Boy .