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Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo (born November 28, 1969) is an Obie (the Village Voice Obie Awards), GLAAD (2009-2010 GLAAD Award Recipients) and Lucille Lortel (2010 Lucille Lortel Nominees and Winners) winning American actor.

Domingo graduated from Temple University where he majored in Journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California where he started acting, mainly in theatre.

One of the first films for Domingo was in 1999 in the movie Around the Fire as Trace, where he worked with Eric Mabius and Tara Reid.

Colman starred as Mister Franklin/ Venus of Berlin in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange, which, after a successful 2007 run at The Public Theatre, opened on Broadway on Feb. 28, 2008. Colman Domingo received an Obie award in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway (2008 the Village Voice Obie Awards). Colman 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 (Passing Strange on IMDB). His self-penned play “A Boy and His Soul” premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won 2010 Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway GLAAD Award (2009-2010 GLAAD Award Recipients) and a 2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He was also nominated for Outstanding Performance Awards in 2010 by the Drama League (2010 Drama League Awards) and Drama Desk (2010 Drama Desk Awards). Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in the longest running revival on Broadway, Chicago (Playbill.com). He also stars in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway which opened in fall 2010.

Domingo also starred on the second and third seasons of Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, produced by Rosie O’Donnell. His best known character is his impression of Maya Angelou.

Domingo has taught at the O’Neill National Theater Institute.

Domingo can be seen in an upcoming series, produced & recorded at DuArt, created by J. Kyle Manzay, called, It’s All Elementary.