Colman Domingo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director. Domingo reprised his role as Victor Strand on season 2 of AMC’s hit show, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, which premiered in April 2016. Details of the mysterious Strand were revealed in this season’s most anticipated storyline. DEN OF GEEK wrote, “A lot of Strand’s appeal stems from Colman Domingo himself. He’s a compelling actor with an incredible screen presence.” Season 2 returned on August 21 and has been picked up for a third season, which he begins shooting this month.
On the big screen, Domingo can currently be seen with an all-star cast in Nate Parker’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION, opposite Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King and Nate Parker. The film is a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner and premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival where it broke records as Fox Searchlight picked it up in a multi-million-dollar deal. The film was released on October 07, 2016. He recently completed filming Netflix’s FIRST MATCH, directed by Olivia Newman.
As an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated and OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winner Domingo has solidified himself as a Broadway veteran.
As a director, Domingo could most recently be seen at the helm of the West Coast production of BARBECUE, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. The play ran at the Geffen Playhouse from September 6 through October 16. Domingo recently staged the Off Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of A BAND OF ANGELS and helmed August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS for the Actors Theater of Louisville in the fall of 2015. He also directed the critically acclaimed Off Broadway productions of EXIT CUCKOO and SINGLE BLACK FEMALE.
Domingo’s most recent play DOT premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville last year and earlier this year was off Broadway at the Vineyard Theater and directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. THE NEW YORK TIMES wrote, “Colman Domingo’s thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama DOT… is an impressive advance for Mr. Domingo, also a gifted musical-theater performer… While conventional in form, it’s uproariously funny, if naturally streaked with sadness (and at times, a pinch or two of sentimentality).”
Domingo’s theater career took off when he starred in the critically acclaimed rock musical PASSING STRANGE. The Off-Broadway ensemble cast received an OBIE Award in 2008, and Domingo reprised his roles in the film version of PASSING STRANGE, directed by Spike Lee, in 2009. He made his British and Australian debuts with his self-penned solo play, A BOY AND HIS SOUL. This production originated at New York City’s Vineyard Theater and won him GLAAD and Lucille Lortel awards in 2010.
In 2010, Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, the longest revival on Broadway, and in the award-winning THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a role which he originated on and off Broadway. Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award, Olivier Award, and a Fred Astaire Award for his role in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Additional theater credits the Off Broadway revival of BLOOD KNOT and WILD WITH HAPPY.
Additional film credits include Ava DuVernay’s SELMA and Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER, Joe Roth’s FREEDOMLAND and Clint Eastwood’s TRUE CRIME, Spike Lee’s MIRACLE AT ST. ANA and RED HOOK SUMMER, and the first ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story, KING OF THE BINGO GAME, among others. His TV credits include: TIMELESS, HORACE & PETE, LUCIFER, THE KNICK, LUCIFER LAW & ORDER, THE BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW, and NASH BRIDGES.
Domingo is on the Board of the Directors of the Vineyard Theater in New York City. He is also on faculty at The National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and guest-lectured and mentored in many colleges and universities around the country. Domingo directed for Berkeley Rep as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
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