- (1990) Stage: Appeared on Broadway in August Wilson's "Piano Lesson". NOTE: Dutton was nominated for a Tony award.
- (2/03) Stage: Appeared (as "Levee") in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson (Royale Theater, New York City). NOTE: Dutton was nominated for a Tony award.
- (January 18 to April 1, 1990) He acted in August Wilson's play, "The Piano Lesson," in a Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson and Yale Repertory Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rocky Carroll in the cast. Lloyd Richards was director. Dwight D. Andrews was composer. E. David Cosier Jr. was scenic designer.