2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow Colman Domingo and Master Teacher Joel Grey
We are delighted to announce that Colman Domingo, one of our 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a leading role for playing the title character in the movie, Rustin. Netflix’s biopic is about the gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He has also received A Golden Globe Award for this role.
During his career, Colman has received several accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award and nominations for two Tony Awards, as well as others. He has been seen on stage (Passing Strange and The Scottsboro Boys, and more), large screen (in addition to Rustin, he can be seen in Lincoln, Selma, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Zola, plus others) and small screen (Law & Order, Fear the Walking Dead, and Euphoria to name a few). He is also a director and writer, including writing the book for the Broadway musical, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
His most recent appearance is in the lead male role as “Mister” in the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple, released in December of 2023.
We celebrate this honor for Colman and look forward to watching the Academy Awards. Let’s cheer him on!