Micki Grant

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Micki Grant
Barbara Rodell Micki Grant Another World 1968.JPG
Grant (right) with Barbara Rodell on the daytime drama, Another World, 1968.
Born Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Stage, television actress

Micki Grant (born June 30, 1941)[1] is an American singer (soprano), actress, writer and composer. She performed in Having Our Say (as Sadie Delaney), Tambourines to Glory and Jericho-Jim Crow, The Gingham Dog, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope and has received three Tony Award nominations for her writing. In the early 1960s, she appeared off-Broadway in Jean Genet's "The Blacks" (with James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson), and in "Brecht on Brecht", in which she sang (among other things) "Pirate Jenny". In 1964, Grant appeared as 'Ella Hammer' in Howard da Silva's off-Broadway revival of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, opposite 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 legal secretary Peggy Harris Nolan on NBC's Another World. She later appeared on ABC's The Edge of Night, replacing Billie Allen as Ada Chandler.

Much of her early work was done with director Vinnette Carroll,[2] the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway. They collaborated on 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. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

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  1. ^ Dictionary of the Black Theatre by Allen Woll, Greenwood Press, 1983, ISBN 0-313-22561-3, pg 210
  2. ^ 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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