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... Dr. Elvin Simmonds
Marshall Lincoln Kramer, III #2 (1995-1996)
: Played "Graham, the Gorilla" in "Prymate", a play by Mark Medoff
(Longacre Theater, New York City, New York, USA). Although the show did not last long, he was heavily criticized for perpetuating the stereotype of blacks as gorillas.
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The stage actor has received Tony Award nominations for "The Full Monty" and "Play On!"; the Joseph Jefferson
Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Ira Aldridge Award for "Play On!"; and a 1982 Emmy Award for "Ain't Misbehavin'." He has also received Audience Development Committee Awards for "Saint Tous" and Joseph Jefferson
Awards for direction of "The Colored Museum", acting in "Dream On Monkey ...