Micki Grant (born June 30, 1941) is an American singer (  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 "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 , 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 ), when she played the role of legal secretary Peggy Harris Nolan on The Brighter Day NBC's . She later appeared on ABC's Another World , replacing The Edge of Night Billie Allen as Ada Chandler.
Much of her early work was done with director
Vinnette Carroll, 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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^ 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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