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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 American stage, film and television actor, playwright and director.
Life and career
Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended 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 Mr. Franklin Jones, Joop, and 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 one-man autobiographical 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. When the The Scottsboro Boys opened in London in Fall 2013, Domingo was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical in April 2014.
Domingo was also nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.
|2005||People's TempleThe People's Temple||Eugene Smith and others||Berkeley, Berkeley Repertory Theatre|
|2006||People's TempleThe People's Temple||Eugene Smith and others||Minneapolis, Guthrie Theater|
|2006||Passing Strange||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus||Berkeley, Berkeley Repertory Theatre||Bay Area Critics Circle Award|
|2007||Passing Strange||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus||Off-Broadway, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Anspacher Theater||OBIE Award|
|2008||Passing Strange||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus||Broadway, Belasco Theatre|
|2008||Well||Jim and others||Boston, Huntington Theatre|
|2009||Coming Home||New Haven, Long Wharf Theatre||Connecticut Critics Circle Award|
|2009||Wiz, TheThe Wiz||WizThe Wiz||New York City Center Encores!|
|2009||A Boy and His Soul*||Himself||Off-Broadway, Vineyard Theatre||*also playwright
Lucille Lortel Award, GLAAD Media Award
Drama Desk Award nomination, Drama League Award nomination, Audelco Award nomination.
|2010||Scottsboro Boys, TheThe Scottsboro Boys||Mr. Bones||Off-Broadway, Vineyard Theatre|
|2010||Scottsboro Boys, TheThe Scottsboro Boys||Mr. Bones||Minneapolis, Guthrie Theater|
|2010||Scottsboro Boys, TheThe Scottsboro Boys||Mr. Bones||Broadway, Lyceum Theatre||Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical nomination, Fred Astaire Award Nomination|
|2010, 2011||Chicago||Billy Flynn||Broadway, Ambassador Theatre|
|2011||Blood Knot||Zachariah Pietersen||Off-Broadway, Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre|
|2012||Wild with Happy*||Gil||Off-Broadway, Joseph Papp Public Theater, LuEsther Hall||*also playwright
Audelco Awards for Best Dramatic Production and Best Playwright
|2013||Wild with Happy*||Gil||TheatreWorks, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts||*also playwright|
|2013||A Boy and His Soul*||Himself||London, Tricycle Theatre||*also playwright|
|2013||Scottsboro Boys, TheThe Scottsboro Boys||Mr. Bones||London, The Young Vic||Olivier Award for Best Featured Performance in a Musical nomination, Whatsonstage.com Awards nomination|
|2014||A Boy and His Soul*||Himself||Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse||*also playwright|
|2014||Guys and Dolls||Rusty Charlie||Carnegie Hall|
|2014||Nothing Personal||James Baldwin||Live Ideas Festival at the New York Live Arts|
|2014||Scottsboro Boys, TheThe Scottsboro Boys||Mr. Bones||London, West End theatre, Garrick Theatre|
|1998||Around the Fire||Trace|
|1999||King of the Bingo Game||Sonny|
|1999||True Crime||Wally Cartwright|
|2000||Desi's Looking for a New Girl||Mother|
|2003||Kung Phooey!||Roy Lee|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||West Indian Postal Customer|
|2012||Lincoln||Private Harold Green|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Blessing Rowe|
|2013||All Is Bright||Nzomo|
|2013||Butler, TheThe Butler||Freddie Fallows|
|2014||Time Out of Mind||Mr. Oyello|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Reggie Harell||"Dirty Tricks"||04 episodes total|
|04 episodes total|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Trumpet Player||"Skin Trade"||04 episodes total|
|2004||Law & Order||Ronald Gumer||"Hands Free"||02 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sergeant Ev Sides||"To the Bone"||02 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Gus||"Eros in the Upper Eighties"|
|2008||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2008||Law & Order||Donnie||"Sweetie"||02 episodes total|
|2009||Great Performances||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus/Joop||"Passing Strange"||musical telecast|
|2010||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Andre Lanier||"Love Sick"||02 episodes total|
- Michael Elkin, "Celebrating Success: From 'hood to Hollywood with actor Colman Domingo", Philly.com, May 7, 2013.
- Passing Strange.
- Passing Strange at IMDb.
- Andrew Gans, "Domingo Is in Like Flynn in Broadway's Chicago Beginning June 14", Playbill.com, June 14, 2010.
- The Scottsboro Boys
- The Scottsboro Boys London
- "NTI Semester", The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
- "Performance Lecture by Colman Domingo", The University of Texas at Austin.
- 'UOWM Schedule