Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo, Playwright

Photo by Erik Carter

Representative Plays:

Dot (2016) 
A Boy and His Soul (2009) 
Up Jumped Springtime (1998) 


A 2020 Julliard School Creative Associate, Colman Domingo is a Tony, Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Theatre Award nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright, director and producer. He has been recently celebrated as a Newport Beach Film Festival’s Artist of Distinction and honored by The Vineyard Theatre for his thirty year body of work. Domingo’s hit Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical was honored with two Tony® Award nominations as well as Drama Desk and Drama League. It kicked off its National Tour in Fall of 2019, and starts its Brazilian engagement in March 2020 in San Paulo. Domingo has written 7 plays and musicals, including A Boy and His Soul, Wild with Happy, and Dot. Dot is enjoying regional productions around the country and is published by Samuel French. He has directed for Berkeley Rep as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Colman has received residencies and/or commissions from The Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, People's Light & Theatre Company, New York Theater Workshop, Scott Rudin Productions, Jeffrey Sellar, The Wallace Foundation, San Francisco Cash Fund, New Professional Theater and the March of Dimes.



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