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Vinnette Carroll

 
Vinnette Carroll Headshot
Date of Birth: March 11, 1922
Date of Death: November 05, 2002 (80)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Performer
  [Broadway]
1959
Dora
  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Tituba
  [Broadway]
1957
Amelie

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 1985]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Boston, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1961]
Director
Director

Writing

Adaptation
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Performer

  [Broadway]
1959
Dora

  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Tituba

  [Broadway]
1957
Amelie

Productions

[Regional (US), 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Boston, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1972]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1961]
Director

Director

Writing
Adaptation
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter

Vinnette Carroll Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Book of a Musical
Vinnette Carroll, Box With God
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Direction of a Musical
Vinnette Carroll , Your Arm's too Short to Box With God
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Vinnette Carroll , Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
 
Obie Awards - 1962 - Performance Gold Star
Vinnette CarrollMoon on a Rainbow Shawl

Vinnette Carroll News

Carbonell Awards Reschedules Annual Ceremony in Honor of Jan McArt Photo Carbonell Awards Reschedules Annual Ceremony in Honor of Jan McArt
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced that the 45th annual awards ceremony has been rescheduled to  Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

The Carbonell Awards 45th Annual Ceremony to be Held at the  Lauderhill Performing Ar Photo The Carbonell Awards 45th Annual Ceremony to be Held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The 45th annual awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

Carbonell Awards Seeks Nominations For New Vinnette Carroll Award For Advancing Diver Photo Carbonell Awards Seeks Nominations For New Vinnette Carroll Award For Advancing Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced that the nonprofit organization is soliciting nominations for the Vinnette Carroll Award that will be given out for the first time at the 45th annual Carbonell Awards Ceremony in November 2022.

BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA Photo BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2021

From November 18th-21st, Judson Theatre Company will be presenting a new holiday comedy by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin titled YES, VIRGINIA at Owens Auditorium inside the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center. Actress Arnetia Walker stars in the production opposite Mindy Sterling. She has appeared on Broadway in THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAISIN, THE WIZ, and DREAMGIRLS. Her TV credits include: QUANTUM LEAP, NURSES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, MAD ABOUT YOU, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE, JUST SHOOT ME!, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TOUCHED BY AN ANGLE, CITY OF ANGELS, JUDGING AMY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and DYNASTY. Her film credits include: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME, SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, LOVE CRIMES, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, and COLLEGE ROAD TRIP. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about all of this and more.

Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92 Photo Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2021

With the long-running Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony nominations for book, music, and lyrics. Another Grammy nomination for the score (with Alex Bradford) of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God followed, as well as another Tony nomination for the score of Working.

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1960s-1970s Photo Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1960s-1970s
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2021

With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!

Grandes mujeres que cambiaron la historia del Teatro Musical Photo Grandes mujeres que cambiaron la historia del Teatro Musical
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 8, 2021

En el día internacional de la mujer queríamos rendir homenaje a alguna de las grandes mujeres que forjaron el teatro musical y cambiaron la historia de Broadway y del teatro musical internacional.

Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Trailblazer Vinnette Carroll Photo Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Trailblazer Vinnette Carroll
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 23, 2021

Vinnette Carroll was an American playwright, actress, and theatre director best known for being the was the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, with her 1972 production of the musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Until Liesl Tommy's 2016 nomination for Eclipsed, Carroll was the only African-American woman to have received a Tony Award nomination for direction.

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki G Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki Grant
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the award-winning composer, lyricist, playwright, and actress Micki Grant on Monday, November 16 at 6pm on Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE. The interview with Ms. Grant has been prerecorded, and will be followed by a live Q&A.

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Holliday Perform Tribute to Late Congressman John Lewis Photo VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Holliday Perform Tribute to Late Congressman John Lewis
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2020

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday was in attendance at the national funeral of Congressman John Robert Lewis, which was held today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch she performs a powerful tribute to the American icon- 'Only What You Do For Christ Will Last' by Raymond Rasberry. 

Vinnette Carroll Videos

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Holliday Perform Tribute to Late Congressman John Lewis VideoVIDEO: Watch Jennifer Holliday Perform Tribute to Late Congressman John Lewis
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2020

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday was in attendance at the national funeral of Congressman John Robert Lewis, which was held today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch she performs a powerful tribute to the American icon- 'Only What You Do For Christ Will Last' by Raymond Rasberry. 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at E VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season this week (July 25 - 28) at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

BWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season wit VideoBWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season with DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 17, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

UPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: Despite an official announcement from the President-elect's team, Jennifer Holliday's publicist says the DREAMGIRLS and COLOR PURPLE Broadway star has not agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial this month.

VIDEO: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2016

Below, watch the actress speak with USA Today about the iconic role, as well as footage of her amazing performance.

BWW TV: You're Gonna Love Her- Jennifer Holliday Steps Into Shug's Shoes in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2.


Vinnette Carroll Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Vinnette Carroll been in?
Vinnette Carroll has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Vinnette Carroll been in?
Vinnette Carroll has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Vinnette Carroll been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Box With God , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Your Arm's too Short to Box With God Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope and Performance (Obie Awards) for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl .

What awards has Vinnette Carroll won?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Copeand Performance (Obie Awards) for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl.

How many shows has Vinnette Carroll written?
Vinnette Carroll has written 7 shows including The Ups and Downs of Theophilus Maitland (Bookwriter), But Never Jam Today (Bookwriter), Trumpets of the Lord (Adaptation), Trumpets of the Lord (Bookwriter), Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Bookwriter), Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (Conceiver), Alice (Bookwriter).