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Other Works

  • Stage: Appeared on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun", for which he was nominated for a Tony award, 1960.
  • Album: "Measure of a Man", 2001. Won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.
  • Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights (1968). Comedy. Written by Robert Alan Aurthur. Directed by Sidney Poitier. John Golden Theatre: 27 Feb 1968- 2 Mar 1968 (7 performances + 1 preview). Cast: Johnny Brown (as "Henry Hardy"), Louis Gossett Jr. (as "Willie Nurse"), Diane Ladd (as "Alma Sue Bates"), David Steinberg (as "Seymour Levin"), Cicely Tyson (as "Myrna Jessup"). Produced by Arnold Saint-Subber. Produced in association with Harold Loeb.
  • Spoken Word Recording: Poetry of the Black Man (United Artists UAS-6693)
  • Soken Word Recording: Plato-Dialogues (Warner Brothers WS-1561)
  • Spoken Word Recording: Plato-Journeys Warner Brothers WS-1740)
  • Spoken Word Recording: D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths/Airplay Inc. (188560 8152), c. 2000.
  • Lysistrata (1946). Comedy (revival). Written by Aristophanes. Book adapted by Gilbert Seldes. Incidental music by Harry Brandt. Choreographed by Felicia Sorel. Directed by James Light. Belasco Theatre: 17 Oct 1946- 19 Oct 1946 (4 performances). Cast: Olive Ball, Service Bell, Valerie Black, Harry Bolden, C.M. Bootsie Davis (as "Senator"), Theresa Brooks, Geri Bryan, George F. Carroll, Marie Cooke, John De Battle, George Dozier, James H. Dunmore, Hanson W. Elkins, Maurice Ellis, Louise E. Evans, Geneva H. Fitch, Pearl Gaines, Minnie Gentry, Mercedes Gilbert, Frank Green, Jackie Greene, Laphfawn Gumbs, Gwyn Hale, Erona Harris, Marble Hart, Ann Henry, Rex Ingram (as "President of the Senate"), Tica Janine, Larri Lauria, Eunice Eleanora Miller, Etta Moten (as "Lysistrata"), Hilda Offley, Courtenaye Olden, Bill O'Neil, Lora Pierce, Sidney Poitier (as "Probulos") [Broadway debut], Albert Popwell, Ethel Purnello, Andrew Ratousheff, Edyth Reid, Emory S. Richardson, Jay Riley, Wardell Saunders, Archie Savage (as "Satyr"), H. Roderick Scott, Louis Sharp, P. Jay Sidney (as "Senator"), Mildred Joanne Smith, Hettie Stephens, Jean Stovall, Lou Sealia Swarz, George Thomas, Cherokee Thornton, Margaret Tynes, Beatrice Wade, Phyllis Walker, Emett "Babe" Wallace, Royce Wallace, Fredi Washington, Leigh Whipper (as "Leader of Old Men's Chorus"), Larry Williams, Milton J. Williams, Wilhelmina Williams, Miles Winbush, Wilson Woodbeck. Produced by James Light and Max J. Jelin.
  • (February 11, 1959) He played Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun," at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Ruby Dee (Ruth Younger); Glynn Turman (Travis Younger); Diana Sands (Beneatha Younger); Claudia McNeil (Lena Younger); Ivan Dixon (Joseph Asagai); Lou Gossett (George Murchison); Lonne Elder III (Bobo); John Fiedler (Karl Lindner) and Douglas Turner and Ed Hall (moving men) in the cast. Philip Rose and David J. Cogan were producers. Lloyd Richards was director.
  • (November 17, 1947) He acted in Philip Yordan's play, "Anna Lucasta," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Roy Allen, Albert Harris, Lance Taylor, and Merritt Smith in the cast.

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