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Sidney Poitier

 
Date of Birth: February 20, 1924 (98)

Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1959
Walter Lee Younger
  [Broadway]
1947
Lester
  [Broadway]
1946
Probulos

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director

Sidney Poitier Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun

Sidney Poitier News

Fredi Walker-Browne to Star in RAISIN the Musical at Axelrod Performing Arts Center Photo Fredi Walker-Browne to Star in RAISIN the Musical at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

To mark the 50th anniversary of its 1973 premiere on Broadway, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present the musical Raisin, starring Fredi Walker-Browne. See how to purchase tickets!

Kiln Theatre Will Present the World Premiere of RETROGRADE By Ryan Calais Cameron Photo Kiln Theatre Will Present the World Premiere of RETROGRADE By Ryan Calais Cameron
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2023

With Zadie Smith's The Wife of Willesden currently running at the company's home base in Kilburn ahead of a transfer to the US, Kiln Theatre's Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the world première of Ryan Calais Cameron's new play based on a true event in the life of actor Sidney Poitier in 1950s Hollywood.

STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN Announced At Catalina Jazz Club, February 24-25 Photo STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN Announced At Catalina Jazz Club, February 24-25
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023

The Cooper Company has announced the return of Ben Vereen, one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out with BEN VEREEN at Catalina Jazz Club (6725 West Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood.

Celebration Arts to Present DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW - THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More in 2 Photo Celebration Arts to Present DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW - THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More in 2023 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 27, 2022

Celebration Arts, Sacramento's premiere Black theater, has announced its 2023 Season themed, Overcoming. Featuring six emotional and powerful productions focusing on overcoming adversities in African American culture - discrimination, brutality, Hollywood stereotypes, age discrimination, institutional racism, and housing discrimination.

Words From The Wings: McKinley Belcher III of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Shares His Backstag Photo Words From The Wings: McKinley Belcher III of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Shares His Backstage Must-Haves, Favorite Moments, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2022

BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! Today we're chatting with McKinley Belcher III of Death of a Salesman, who shared his favorite backstage moments, must-haves, and more!

Film at Lincoln Center Announces Jordan Peele Curation Photo Film at Lincoln Center Announces Jordan Peele Curation
by Michael Major - Dec 22, 2022

Widely hailed as one of this century’s great directorial debuts, Jordan Peele’s era-defining Get Out injected new life into horror with its witty subversion of racial politics and elitist social mores. Two years later, his wildly entertaining Us plumbed everything from isolationist fears and late-capitalist power structures to the rich lineage.

TimeLine Theatre Adds Performances of TROUBLE IN MIND Photo TimeLine Theatre Adds Performances of TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced he addition of two matinees to the current run of the company’s critically acclaimed revival of Trouble in Mind on Thursday, December 8, and Thursday, December 15, at 2 p.m.

The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December Photo The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Starting this week, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. In December, the legendary studio will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December Photo The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

This December, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world's most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. The legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

Sidney Poitier to Receive Icon Tribute at 2022 Gotham Awards Photo Sidney Poitier to Receive Icon Tribute at 2022 Gotham Awards
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

The Icon Tribute comes on the heels of the documentary film Sidney, which had its world premiere during a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since won Best Biographical Documentary at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards while also receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Biographical Documentary.

Sidney Poitier Videos

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Sidney Poitier Documentary Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Sidney Poitier Documentary Trailer

by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2022

From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, , the documentary features candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, in close collaboration with the Poitier family. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Denzel Washington appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss his performance in Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. Washington also discussed playing Othello when he was in school at Fordham, working with Frances McDormand, and his friendship with the late Sidney Poitier. Watch the new interview with Hoda Kotb now!

BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2018

Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of 'Dorothy Brock' in this five star production. In this exclusive interview, she reveals why she took the role, acting lessons and the dramatic part she wants to take on next!

VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorrai Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Today, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. Check out the trailer below!

VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorrai Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2017

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. Check out the trailer below!

Tony Awards Close-Up: SIX DEGREES Star Corey Hawkins is Counting the Reasons for His Awards Season Joy
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

Starring alongside acting greats like Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins has held his own, and even given one of the greatest performances of the season in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Below, watch as he explains his whirlwind journey and why the project has been a dream come true.

BWW TV: John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney & Corey Hawkins Celebrate SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2017

John Guare's¬†Six Degrees of Separation¬†found its way home to Broadway last night, in its first revival since opening in 1990. After the curtain came down at the Barrymore Theatre,¬†Allison Janney,¬†John Benjamin Hickey,¬†Corey Hawkins¬†and the rest of the company celebrated at Brasserie 8¬Ĺ. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below!

BWW TV: Allison Janney & Company Get Ready to Bring SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION back to Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 4, 2017

Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 23, 2014

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most storied theaters - The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut - than with a special video starring the national company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the first show to take the stage in the theater's centennial year?

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks A RAISIN IN THE SUN on 'Fallon'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2014

The actor stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON to talk about his latest project.


Sidney Poitier Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sidney Poitier been in?
Sidney Poitier has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Sidney Poitier been in?
Sidney Poitier has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sidney Poitier been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun .