Appeared (as "Johnnie" / "Gabe" / "Mel") in US tour (San Francisco, Detroit, Baltimore) of "No Place to be Somebody". Directed by Charles Gordons. Cast: Ben Vereen
, Philip Michael Thomas
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
I'm an actor. It's no struggle for me any more than it would be for a marathon champion to train by running 5 to 10 miles a day. I've accepted the process of what it takes to be an artist. Sure, I've been out of work, I've been without money, but it's not a struggle. It's what I do.
Lawson has won two L.A. Drama Critics Awards: one for the play "Streamers" (1977), and another for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (1987). In addition, he won a NAACP Image Award for his role on the TV soap opera All My Children
(1970) in 1992.