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Domingo at the premiere of Dreamgirls, December 2006, at the Gotham Hall in New York
November 28, 1969 |
Colman Domingo (born November 28, 1969) is an award-winning American actor, playwright and director.
Life and career
Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Temple University where he majored in journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California, where he started acting, mainly in theatre productions.
Colman starred as the closeted Baptist church choir director, Mr. Franklin Jones, Amsterdam naturist, Joop, and West Berlin protest artist, Mr. Venus, in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange, which, after a successful 2007 run at The Public Theater, opened on Broadway on February 28, 2008. Colman Domingo received an Obie Award in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway. Colman reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
In 2010, Domingo's self-penned play A Boy and His Soul premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won GLAAD Award: Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award.
Colman also starred in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway in Fall 2010, and, for that role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical in May 2011.
Domingo was also nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.
Colman can be seen in an upcoming series, produced and recorded at DuArt, created by J. Kyle Manzay, called It's All Elementary.
Domingo has taught at the O'Neill National Theater Institute.
|TV series||1997||Nash Bridges||Reggie Harell||"Dirty Tricks"||04 episodes total|
|Film||1998||Around the Fire||Trace|
|Short film||1999||King of the Bingo Game||Sonny|
|TV series||1999||Nash Bridges||Hassam
|04 episodes total|
|Film||1999||True Crime||Wally Cartwright|
|TV series||2000||Nash Bridges||Trumpet Player||"Skin Trade"||04 episodes total|
|Film||2000||Desi's Looking for a New Girl||Mother|
|Film||2003||Kung Phooey!||Roy Lee|
|TV series||2004||Law & Order||Ronald Gumer||"Hands Free"||02 episodes total|
|TV series||2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sergeant Ev Sides||"To the Bone"||02 episodes total|
|TV series||2006||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Gus||"Eros in the Upper Eighties"|
|TV series||2008||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|TV series||2008||Law & Order||Donnie||"Sweetie"||02 episodes total|
|Film||2008||Miracle at St. Anna||West Indian Postal Customer|
|TV series||2009||Great Performances||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus/Joop||"Passing Strange"||musical telecast|
|TV series||2010||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|TV series||2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Andre Lanier||"Love Sick"||02 episodes total|
|Film||2012||Lincoln||Private Harold Green|
|Film||2012||Red Hook Summer||Blessing Rowe|
|Film||2013||Butler, TheThe Butler||Freddie Fallows|