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Stephen Bray

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Composer/Lyricist[Replacement]

Writing

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Lyricist

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Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast d Photo

Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Color Purple' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City.

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12/26/2019
Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman and Allee Willis attending the Broadway Opening Night Per Photo

Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman and Allee Willis attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance After Party for 'The Color Purple' at Copacabana on December 10, 2015 in New York City.

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12/26/2019
Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis backstage at The Lilly Awards Broadway  Photo

Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis backstage at The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret' at The Cutting Room on November 9, 2015 in New York City.

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12/26/2019
Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast  Photo

Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast

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12/11/2015
Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast  Photo

Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, Stephen Bray with cast

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12/11/2015

 

Stage

Productions

Composer/Lyricist[Replacement]

Writing
Composer
Lyricist

Stephen Bray Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Stephen Bray, The Color Purple

Stephen Bray News

DRACULA, RENT, And MIDDLETON HEIGHTS Announced for The Umbrella Stage Co. 2022-2023 S Photo DRACULA, RENT, And MIDDLETON HEIGHTS Announced for The Umbrella Stage Co. 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

The Umbrella Stage Company returns this fall with a line-up featuring iconic characters and stories in a series of productions that enable the Company to celebrate the full range of its renovated space.  

Springer Opera House Concludes 150th Anniversary Season With THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Springer Opera House Concludes 150th Anniversary Season With THE COLOR PURPLE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

The Springer Opera House presents the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, The Color Purple, June 16 through 26, featuring a joyous Grammy Award-winning musical score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues. 

BWW Review: PLAZA THEATRICALS production of The Long Island Premiere Of THE COLOR PUR Photo BWW Review: PLAZA THEATRICALS production of The Long Island Premiere Of THE COLOR PURPLE Is Beautiful and Here
by Nicholas Pontolillo - May 31, 2022

Alice Walker wrote in The Color Purple, 'I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.' In other words, you have to appreciate the beautiful, good things of life no matter how bad life may be. Readers, I'm telling you if you don't make it over to Elmont and see the Long Island premiere of The Color Purple, you will be pissed you missed this truly beautiful production.

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at City Springs At Byers Theater Photo BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at City Springs At Byers Theater
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - May 16, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company presents THE COLOR PURPLE Directed by Kamilah Long is based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture. This musical about love plays May 6 - 22, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. THE COLOR PURPLE was adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony¬ģ Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy¬ģ Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Photo Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie
by Michael Major - May 7, 2022

The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, will star Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more.

Terrence J. Smith, Tiffany Elle Burgess, and Aba Arthur Join THE COLOR PURPLE Film Photo Terrence J. Smith, Tiffany Elle Burgess, and Aba Arthur Join THE COLOR PURPLE Film
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Three new faces have been added to the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple. Terrence J. Smith will take on the role of 'Adam', Tiffany Elle Burgess will play 'Olivia', and Aba Arthur will also join the cast.

Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners! Photo Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners!
by Michael Major - Apr 21, 2022

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards featured a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, a win for Barlow and Bear's 'Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,' Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for their 'Love For Sale' Cole Porter duets album, Olivia Rodrigo, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team Photo Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced that Academy Award Nominated and Latin Grammy Winner Carlinhos Brown and Academy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Winner Siedah Garrett have joined the all-star creative team of the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus as composer and lyricist, respectively.

Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film Photo Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film
by Michael Major - Apr 15, 2022

Jon Batiste has joined the cast of the upcoming musical film adaption of The Color Purple. Batiste will make his feature film acting debut in the film as Grady, a piano man and the husband of Shug Avery, played here by Taraji P. Henson. Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more are set for the film.

World Premiere of LAUGHS IN SPANISH & More Announced for DCPA Theatre Company 2022/23 Photo World Premiere of LAUGHS IN SPANISH & More Announced for DCPA Theatre Company 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September 9 and will feature seven mainstage productions including the musical The Color Purple, William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and a new production of the audience-favorite The 39 Steps. 

Stephen Bray Videos

Exclusive: Get A First Listen To The Tour Cast Of THE COLOR PURPLE VideoExclusive: Get A First Listen To The Tour Cast Of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to the  2019-20 North American tour cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Preview performances will begin October 19, 2019 in Largo, Maryland at The Center for the Performing Arts at Prince George's Community College. The tour will have its official opening October 25, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana at The Mahalia Jackson Theatre.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

VIDEO: Paper Mill Playhouse and THE COLOR PURPLE Celebrate Spirit Day 2018 VideoVIDEO: Paper Mill Playhouse and THE COLOR PURPLE Celebrate Spirit Day 2018
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse and the company of The Color Purple support Spirit Day 2018.

VIDEO: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE at Paper Mill Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros.Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

BWW TV: Sing It, Celie! Watch THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Bring Down the House in Rehearsal VideoBWW TV: Sing It, Celie! Watch THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Bring Down the House in Rehearsal
by TV - On the Road - Sep 21, 2017

The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will launch on October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour.

VIDEO: #HAM4BEY Creator Shares New THE COLOR PURPLE & Prince Mashup!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2017

Michael Korte is back with his latest mashup! #PURPLE4PRINCE is the follow-up video to the massively successful #HAM4BEY and #GAGA4RENT! It's (of course) THE COLOR PURPLE mashed with Prince!

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA.

VIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 13, 2017

At last night's GRAMMY AWARDS, the cast recording of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE picked up the award for Best Musical Theater Album.

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Color Purple (Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Patrice Covington, Lawrence Clayton) who performed three songs from the show: 'Push Da Button,' 'Any Little Thing,' and 'The Color Purple.' Check out highlights below!

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Maya Angelou's poem, 'Phenomenal Woman,' is brought to life in a short film from actress Elizabeth Masucci, starring THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks. Check it out below!


Stephen Bray Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Stephen Bray written?
Stephen Bray has written 1 shows including The Color Purple (Composer).

What awards has Stephen Bray been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple .