Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo is proud to have opened the Academy Award nominated film Lincoln opposite Daniel Day Lewis as Private Harold Green, directed by Steven Spielberg and was honored to ride the dolly for the signature shot co-starring as Blessing Rowe in the critically polarizing Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee.Colman recently starred in his new play “Wild with Happy” that inaugurated the 2012-2013 season at the esteemed Public Theater in New York City.The Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominee recently followed in the footsteps of Zakes Mokae, James Earl Jones and Danny Glover and starred as Zachariah in the New York revival of Blood Knot written and directed by Athol Fugard as the inaugral production of the Signature Theater Center Off Broadway in February 2012. Colman Domingo is a Tony Award nominee for Best Actor in a Featured role in a musical for The Scottsboro Boys. Mr. Domingo was recently honored by OUT magazine as part of their yearly honors for 100 people who made a difference in the LGBT community and Theater Bay Area’s 35 year anniversary honoring 35 individuals who have been instrumental to shaping what Theatre Bay Area is today. 2013 will be a blockbuster year for Mr. Domingo with significant feature film supporting lead roles in The Butler directed by Lee Daniels alongside an all star cast that includes Forrest Whittaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Pernell Walker, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Liev Schrieber and Cuba Gooding Jr., Lucky Dog opposite Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins, directed by Phil Morrison, Hairbrained opposite Brendan Frasier and Alex Wolf, and Culling Hens. Colman co-stars in the indie feature Newlyweeds directed by Shaka King that will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2013! Mr. Domingo well known for his star turns as Mr. Franklin and a German performance artist, Mr. Venus of Berlin, in the Tony and Drama Desk Award winning groundbreaking musical Passing Strange directed by Annie Dorsen on Broadway and documented on film by Spike Lee.
The actor, director and writer starred on the Rosie O’Donnell produced LOGO/MTV Networks series “The Big Gay Sketch Show” for two seasons where he plays characters as diverse as Oprah, Morgan Freeman, RuPaul, Tyra Banks, Nick Cannon, and Maya Angelou. He also was the host of LOGO’s first ever “New, Now, Next Awards” show. His television credits also include co-starring on multiple episodes of “Law & Order” and “Nash Bridges.” He has starred in the film, “King of the Bingo Game,” the first ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story for PBS. He has had supporting roles in films such as “Freedomland” (dir. Joe Roth), True Crime (dir. Clint Eastwood) and “Miracle at St. Ana” (dir. Spike Lee) among others. As a director, he staged the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of “Exit Cuckoo” (The Working Theater) and “Single Black Female” (New Professional Theater). Colman has received residencies and/or commissions from New York Theater Workshop, The Wallace Foundation, San Francisco Cash Fund, New Professional Theater and the March of Dimes. Colman has been a part of concerts for Carnegie Hall understudying Tarik aka Black Thought of “The Roots” , Joe’s Pub concerts curated by himself, The 55 Bar and the Highline Ballroom jam session with “The Roots.”
Mr. Domingo is on faculty of The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and has guest lectured at the University of Wisconsin, Madison O.M.A.I., The New York Writers Institute as the Burian Lecture Fellow, University of Minnesota, The Art Institute of San Francisco and Community College of Philadelphia (The Center for Male Engagement).
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