6 Black Broadway Actresses You Should Know

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013

Patina Miller, Cicely Tyson and Billy Porter at 2013 Tony Awards

Last week, black star power unexpectedly filled the room at the 2013 Tony Awards. With Neil Patrick Harris as MC and all of Broadway’s brightest stars in one room, the annual celebration of theater would both celebrate and create history. The legendary Cicely Tyson received a standing ovation while accepting her first Tony in decades, proving that age ain’t nothing but a number when it comes to true talent. Courtney B. Vance (Lucky Guy) , Patina Miller (Pippin) and Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) dominated in the acting categories, further solidifying that the Broadway stage can be colorblind.

Get familiar with 6 of our favorite Broadway actresses below.

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