Domingo in 2017
November 28, 1969|
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Director|
Colman Domingo (born November 28, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, television and stage director.
Life and career
Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Overbrook High School and then later, Temple University, where he majored in journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California, where he started acting, mainly in theatre productions.
Domingo starred as 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. He received an Obie Award in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway and 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 a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award.
Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest running revival on Broadway, and in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway in Fall 2010. For the latter 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 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. He was nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.
In 2015, Domingo began appearing in a recurring role on AMC's post-apocalyptic, zombie series Fear the Walking Dead, as a character named Victor Strand. In December 2015, it was announced that Domingo was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of the series.
In 2018, Domingo joined the Director’s Guild of America  as a director of Episode 12 of Season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead. Coincidentally, he is the first ever actor in The Walking Dead universe to helm an episode.
Awards and nominations
- 1997: Dean Goodman Choice Award – Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage at TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley) 
- 2006: Bay Area Critics Circle Award Performance – Passing Strange by Stew at The Berkeley Repertory Theater 
- 2008: Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actor in a Play – Coming Home by Athol Fugard at Long Wharf Theatre 
- 2008: Obie Award Performance – Passing Strange by Stew at The Public Theatre 
- 2010: Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show – A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: ITBA Award, Outstanding Solo Show – A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2015: Black Reel Award, Best Ensemble – Selma directed by Ava DuVernay
- 2017: StageSceneLA Best of 2016-2017: Best Production (Play), Outstanding Direction (Comedy, Larger Theater) 
- 2010: Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance – A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: Drama League Award Nomination, Distinguished Performance – A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: Black Reel Award, Best Ensemble – Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee
- 2011: Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nomination, Outstanding Male Dancer – The Scottsboro Boys by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2011: Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – The Scottsboro Boys by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2014: Whatsonstage.com Awards, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – The Scottsboro Boys by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson
- 2014: Olivier Award, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical - The Scottsboro Boys by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2014: San Diego Film Critics Society, Best Ensemble - Selma
- 2014: Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, Best Ensemble - Selma
- 2017: NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director of a play- Larger Theatre Barbecue 
- 2018: IRNE Award for Best Director of a play- Large Stage Guide for the Homesick 
- 2018: Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical 
- 2018: Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole People's Light and Theatre Company
- 2018: Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater for Outstanding New Play/Musical Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole People's Light and Theatre Company 
- As Writer
- Up Jumped Springtime  (Premiered at Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco, 1998)
- A Boy and His Soul  (Premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City, 2009; earlier version of the play premiered at the Thick Description Theater in San Francisco in 2005, and produced in 2008 as a part of Thick Description's 20th Anniversary Season; produced as a one night only performance at Joe's Pub in New York City in 2008; produced in Tricycle Theatre in London, UK in 2013; produced at Brisbane Powerhouse in Brisbane, Australia, in 2014 )
- Wild With Happy  (Premiered at The Public Theater in New York City in 2012; produced at TheatreWorks in Menlo Park, CA, in 2013; produced at Baltimore Center Stage in 2014; produced at City Theatre (Pittsburgh) in Pittsburgh, PA in 2017 )
- Dot  (Premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2015; produced at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City in 2016; produced at Detroit Public Theatre in November 2016; produced at Everyman Theatre, Baltimore in December 2016; produced at New Venture Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA, in March 2017; produced at St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre in St. Louis, MO, in September 2017; produced at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC, in November 2017; produced at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN, in November 2017)
- SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (book co-written with Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff)  (Premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA, in November 2017; produced on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with opening in Spring 2018 )
- Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (co-written with Patricia McGregor)  (Produced at People's Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, PA, in September 2017, West Coast premiere announced for February 2019 at the Geffen Playhouse )
- In the Middle of the Street (developed with Alisa Tager of Collider Entertainment and AMC Networks for television) 
- As Director
|Year||Show||Season||Episode name/ number||Notes|
|2018||Fear The Walking Dead||Season 4||Episode 12 |
|1998||Pieces of the Quilt - 3||Erin Cressida Wilson, Maria Irene Fornes, Herbert Siguenza, Greg Sarris, John Steppling, Migdalia Cruz, Rhodessa Jones||Solo Mio at Bayfront Theater |
|1999||Single Black Female||Lisa B. Thompson||Theatre Rhinoceros |
|2001||Rhinoceros||Eugène Ionesco||Theatre Rhinoceros |
|2004||Single Black Female||Lisa B. Thompson||Flight Theatre at the Complex Hollywood |
|2004||Once on This Island||book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty||The College at Brockport, State University of New York at Geva Theatre Center |
|2006||Single Black Female||Lisa B. Thompson||New Professional Theatre at Peter JaySharp Theater Playwrights Horizons |
|2008||Single Black Female||Lisa B. Thompson||New Professional Theatre at The Duke on 42nd St New 42nd Street |
|2009||Exit Cuckoo||Lisa Ramirez||Working Theater at Clurman Theater at Theatre Row |
|2015||A Band of Angels||Myla Churchill||New York City Children's Theater ||The 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for BEST FAMILY SHOW |
|2015||Seven Guitars||August Wilson||Actors Theatre of Louisville |
|2016||Barbecue||Robert O'Hara||Geffen Playhouse ||StageSceneLA Best of 2016-2017: Best Production (Play), Outstanding Direction (Comedy, Larger Theater), Nominated- 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director - Larger Theatre |
|2017||A Guide for the Homesick||Ken Urban||Huntington Theatre Company ||Nominated- 2018 IRNE Awards: Large Stage- Best Director of a Play, Best Play, Best New Play|
- As Actor
|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||The Butler||Freddie Fallows|
|2015||Time Out of Mind||Mr. Oyello|
|2016||The Birth of a Nation||Hark Turner|
|2018||First Match||Coach Castile|
|2018||Assassination Nation||Principal Turrell|
|2018||If Beale Street Could Talk||Joseph Rivers|
|TBA||Pale Blue Dot||Frank Paxton|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Reggie Harell||"Dirty Tricks"||4 episodes total|
|Desmond Kenner||"Girl Trouble"|
|2000||Trumpet Player||"Skin Trade"|
|2004||Law & Order||Ronald Gumer||"Hands Free"||2 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sergeant Ev Sides||"To the Bone"||2 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Gus||"Eros in the Upper Eighties"|
|2008||The Big Gay Sketch Show||8 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2008||Law & Order||Donnie||"Sweetie"||2 episodes total|
|2009||Great Performances||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus/Joop||"Passing Strange"||musical telecast|
|2010||The Big Gay Sketch Show||8 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Andre Lanier||"Love Sick"||2 episodes total|
|2015–present||Fear the Walking Dead||Victor Strand||Season 1 (Recurring role; 2 episodes) |
Season 2-present (Starring; 32 episodes)
|2015||The Knick||Dr. Russell Daniels||Season 2 (Recurring role)|
|2016||Lucifer||Father Frank Lawrence||"Priest Walks Into a Bar"|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Dr. Evers||"Episode 8"|
|2017||Timeless||Bass Reeves||"The Murder of Jesse James"|
|2017||BoJack Horseman||Eddie (Dragonfly)||"The Old Sugarman House"||Voice role|
|2017||Miles From Tomorrowland||Cember||Voice role|
|2018||American Dad!||Stiles||"(You Gotta) Strike for Your Right"||Voice role|
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- "NTI Semester", The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
- "Performance Lecture by Colman Domingo", The University of Texas at Austin.
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- "Nominations for 22nd Annual IRNE Awards Announced". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
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- D'Souza, Karen. "`Review: A sweet and touching 'Wild With Happy' at TheatreWorks". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
- Smith, Tim. "`Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
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- "Dot". www.samuelfrench.com. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
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- Isherwood, Charles. "Review: In 'Dot,' a Fading Matriarch Brings a Family Together". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
- Monaghan, Joe. "`Holiday-themed play 'Dot' delivers humor, insight through melancholy". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
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- "`New Venture Theatre brings visceral drama with 'Dot'". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
- Vaughn, Kenya. "`Black Rep season opener 'Dot' sheds light on Alzheimer's disease and dementia". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
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- ""SUNY Brockport: Once On This Island by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, April 2004"". Retrieved 2017-10-27.
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