Micki Grant (born June 30, 1941) is an American singer ( [1 ] soprano) actress, writer and composer. She performed in (as Sadie Delaney), Having Our Say and Tambourines to Glory , Jericho-Jim Crow , The Gingham Dog and has received three Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Tony Award nominations for her writing. In the early 1960s, she appeared off-Broadway in Jean Genet's "Black on Black" (with James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson), and in "Brecht on Brecht", in which she sang (among other things) "The Ballad of Barbara Schuman". In 1964, Grant appeared as 'Ella Hammer' in the Howard da Silva's off-Broadway revival of Marc Blitzstein's , opposite The Cradle Will Rock Jerry Orbach and Rita Gardner. In 1965, Micki Grant became one of the first African-American cast members of a daytime soap opera (preceded by Rex Ingram on The Brighter Day, when she played the role of Peggy Harris Nolan on NBC's . Another World
Much of her early work was done with director
Vinnette Carroll, the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway. They collaborated on [2 ] Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope and Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, both enjoying critical acclaim and long Broadway runs.
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^ Dictionary of the Black Theatre by Allen Woll, Greenwood Press, 1983, ISBN 0-313-22561-3, pg 210
^ A Century of Musicals in Black and White by Bernard L. Peterson, Jr, Greenwood Press, 1993, ISBN 0-313-26657-3, pg 111.
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