“Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.”
By Dale Ricardo Shields
Chuck Cooper was born November 8, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, Chuck Cooper is a Tony award-winning veteran of ten Broadway plays and musicals, his career spans over a thirty-year period as an actor and acting coach.
Cooper made his Broadway debut in 1983 in the musical Amen Corner, playing the role of Brother Boxer. He was an understudy in the original Broadway casts of his next three shows: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (he eventually took over the role of Adam), Passion and Getting Away with Murder.
In 1997, He won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a musical for his portrayal of Memphis in The Life.