Ellia English Poster

Other Works

  • "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Role of 'Ma Rainey', at the Cincinnati Playhouse and Virginia Stage in 1987.
  • "The Colored Museum" Role of 'Topsy' and 'Ethel', at the Baltimore Center Stage Theater in 1988.
  • "Haarlem Nocturne" Role of 'Ellia English', at the Latin Quarter Theatre on Broadway in 1989.
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Role of 'Nurse', at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1990.
  • "Nunsense" Role of 'Sister Hubert', at The Ford Theatre, Washington DC, in 1987.
  • "Showboat" Role of 'Queenie', at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford on Avon, England in 1991.
  • "Barnum" Role of 'Joyce Heth', at the Papermill Playhouse, New Jersy in 1982.
  • "Dreamgirls" Role of 'Effie Melody White', at the Long Beach Civic Light Opera in 1993.
  • "The Royal Family" Role of 'Della', at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in 2004.
  • "Annie Warbucks" Role of 'Ella Patterson', at the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles in 1993.
  • "Dinah Was" Mama Jones & Violet, Coast Playhouse Theater 1996 (Ellia also won the 1996 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for "Best Featured Performance" in Dinah Was)
  • (1988-1989 Season) She acted in Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's musical, "The Show Boat," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Marshal Bagwell, Rebecca Baxter, Eddie Bracken, P.L. Brown, Shelly Burch, Lenora Nemetz, Lee Roy Reams and Richard White in the cast. Robert Johanson was director. Sharon Halley was choreographer. Peter Howard was musical director. Michael Anania was scenic designer. Ken Billington was lighting designer. Gregory A. Poplyk and Bradford Wood were costume designers.

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