Fear the Walking Dead

Colman Domingo

A Newport Beach Film Festival Artist of Distinction award recipient, Colman Domingo is a Tony®, Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League, and NAACP Award-nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor, playwright, and director. Domingo stars in Barry Jenkins’ Golden Globe-nominated James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk. Domingo will star in A24’s Zola and in Noah Hawley’s sci-fi drama Lucy in the Sky for Fox Searchlight. Additionally, Domingo will be seen starring in the Independent film The God Committee with Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles. He has recently guest-starred on Bojack Horseman (Netflix), Timeless (NBC), American Dad (FOX), and Miles from Tomorrowland/Mission Force One (Disney Jr). Domingo had a recurring role on The Knick (Cinemax) and guest-starred on Horace and Pete (Hulu) and Lucifer (FOX). Domingo recently starred in Assassination Nation directed by Sam Levinson and the 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning First Match (Netflix) directed by Olivia Newman. Domingo is a recipient of The Best Drama Actor award from the 2018 Independent Television Festival presented by the Television Academy® for his role in Nothingman directed by Eli Kooris and Joshua Shaffer. Domingo is a recent recipient of a Sundance Feature Film Program Grant. Domingo, his creative partner Alisa Tager, and AMC Networks are currently developing an original drama series for television, titled West Philly, Baby, which he will write, direct, and Executive Produce. He is also at work on an untitled half-hour comedy for HBO. His hit Broadway musical, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, was honored with two Tony® Award nominations as well as Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. Summer kicks off its National Tour in fall of 2019. Domingo has co-starred in many films, including the Academy Award®-nominated Paramount film Selma as Reverend Ralph Abernathy; Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg; Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna, Red Hook Summer, and Passing Strange; Freedomland, directed by Joe Roth; True Crime, directed by Clint Eastwood; and 2016’s The Birth of a Nation. Domingo starred in The London Evening Standard Award-winning The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic, in a role that he originated off Broadway and reprised on Broadway and the West End. Domingo followed in the footsteps of Zakes Mokae, James Earl Jones, and Danny Glover, starring as Zachariah in the New York revival of Blood Knot, written and directed by Athol Fugard for the inaugural production of the Signature Theater Center Off Broadway. Domingo is well known for his star turns as Mr. Franklin and as 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. Domingo has also starred in the first screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story for PBS, King of the Bingo Game. Domingo made his British and Australian theatrical debuts with his self-penned solo play, A Boy and His Soul, at the Tricycle Theatre and Brisbane Powerhouse Theaters, a production that originated at the New York City stalwart Vineyard Theatre. He starred in his play Wild with Happy that had its debut at the Public Theater. His fourth play, Dot, premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and premiered off Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, directed by the legendary Tony award-winner Susan Stroman. Dot is enjoying regional productions around the country and is published by Samuel French. Domingo and nationally acclaimed theater-maker Patricia McGregor co-authored the critically acclaimed, sold-out, and Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater-nominated production of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole musical, which had its world premiere at People’s Light and Theatre Company in October 2017 and will premiere on the West Coast at the Geffen Playhouse in February 2019, starring Dulé Hill. Domingo also collaborated with Des McAnuff and Robert Cary on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical which enjoyed its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, starring Tony®- award winner LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever. It is currently on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre. Domingo’s most recent play, The Brother(s) received its world premiere at Z Space in San Francisco, in November 2018. As a 20-year veteran theater director, Domingo recently helmed the critically acclaimed IRNE award-nominated (Best Direction of a Play) Huntington Theatre world premiere of A Guide for the Homesick by Ken Urban, in the fall of 2017. Domingo also staged Claire Kiechel’s Pilgrims for the Lark. His NAACP award-nominated (Best Direction) and Stage Scene LA-celebrated (Outstanding Comedy Direction and Outstanding Production of a Play) production of Barbecue closed to sold-out houses at the Geffen Playhouse. Domingo helmed the Off-Broadway Alliance Best Family Musical award-winning production of A Band of Angels and staged August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for Actors Theatre of Louisville. He also helmed the off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo for The Working Theater and Single Black Female for the New Professional Theater. He has directed for Berkeley Rep as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Domingo 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. Domingo is on the faculty of The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and has taught, guest lectured, and mentored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas at Austin, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Wisconsin, Madison O.M.A.I., The New York Writers Institute as the Burian Lecture Fellow, the University of Minnesota, Temple University, The Art Institute of San Francisco, and the Community College of Philadelphia.

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