Chuck Cooper

 

Performance credits

Choir Boy

Manhattan Theatre Club

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

New York, NY
December 12, 2018 –
Headmaster Marrow

Me and My Girl

City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert

New York City Center Mainstage Theater

New York, NY
May 7 – 13, 2018

Prince of Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club, Gorgeous Entertainment

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

New York, NY
August 3 – October 29, 2017

The Cherry Orchard

Roundabout Theatre Company

American Airlines Theatre

New York, NY
September 15 – November 27, 2016
Pischik

Annie Get Your Gun

concert staging
New York City Center

New York City Center Mainstage Theater

New York, NY
October 27, 2015

Amazing Grace

Nederlander Theatre

New York, NY
June 25 – October 25, 2015
Thomas/Keita

Amazing Grace 

Bank of America Theatre

Chicago, IL
October 19 – November 2, 2014
Thomas / Paketuh

Act One

Lincoln Center Theater

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

New York, NY
March 20 – June 15, 2014
Wally
Charles Gilpin
Max Siegel
Langston Hughes

Romeo and Juliet

Richard Rodgers Theatre

New York, NY
August 24 – December 8, 2013
Capulet

Choir Boy

Manhattan Theatre Club

The Studio at Stage II

New York, NY
June 18 – August 4, 2013
Headmaster Marrow

Two Trains Running

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
February 2 – March 3, 2013
Memphis

The Piano Lesson

Signature Theatre Company

The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center

New York, NY
January 29 – March 10, 2013
Wining Boy

In This House

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Marion Huber Theater

Red Bank, NJ
March 4 – April 8, 2012
Henry Arden

Their Eyes Were Watching God

staged reading

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC

New York City, NY
February 29 – March 1, 2012
Joe Starks

Jitney

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
January 31 – February 19, 2012
Becker

All My Sons

Intiman Theatre

Intiman Playhouse

Seattle, WA
March 18 – April 17, 2011
Joe Keller

Lost in the Stars

City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert

New York City Center Mainstage Theater

New York, NY
February 3 – 6, 2011
Stephen Kumalo

Twelfth Night or What You Will

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Sidney Harman Hall

Washington, DC
August 19 – September 5, 2010
Sir Toby Belch

On the Levee

World premiere
LCT3

The Duke on 42nd Street

New York, NY
June 14 – July 10, 2010
Rev. Booker
Old Lucas

Finian’s Rainbow

St. James Theatre

New York, NY
October 8, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Bill Rawkins

Hamlet

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Washington, DC
May 22 – June 1, 2008
Polonius

Being Alive: A New Musical Celebration

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Philadelphia, PA
October 24 – December 2, 2007

Two Trains Running

The Old Globe

The Old Globe Theatre

San Diego, CA
April 21 – May 27, 2007
Memphis

Mixed Company

workshop production
New York Stage and Film

Martel Theatre at the Vogelstein Center

Poughkeepsie, NY
July 28 – 29, 2006

dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory

Yale Repertory Theatre

New Theater

New Haven, CT
February 17 – March 18, 2006
Oscar Clifton

Lennon

Broadhurst Theatre

New York, NY
July 7 – September 24, 2005

Hair

concert staging
The Actors Fund

New Amsterdam Theatre

New York, NY
September 20, 2004

Caroline, or Change

The Public Theater

Eugene O’Neill Theatre

New York, NY
April 13 – August 29, 2004
The Dryer
The Bus

Caroline, or Change

The Public Theater

Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater

New York, NY
November 30, 2003 – February 1, 2004
The Bus
The Dryer

Chicago

Richard Rodgers Theatre

New York, NY

Shubert Theatre

New York, NY

Ambassador Theatre

New York, NY
November 14, 1996 –
2001 – June 25, 2001
Billy Flynn

Marco Polo Sings a Solo

Signature Theatre Company

Peter Norton Space

New York, NY
September 15 – October 25, 1998
Frank Schaeffer

St. Louis Woman

City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert

New York City Center Mainstage Theater

New York, NY
1998

The Life 

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

New York, NY
April 26, 1997 – June 7, 1998

The Doctor is Out

The Old Globe

The Old Globe Theatre

San Diego, CA
September 10 – October 21, 1995
Dan Gerard

Police Boys

Playwrights Horizons New Theater Wing

Playwrights Horizons Wilder Theater

New York, NY
April 15 – May 28, 1995
Capt. Jabali Abdul LaRouche

Police Boys

Playwrights Horizons New Theater Wing

Playwrights Horizons Studio Theater

New York, NY
June 22 – July, 1994

Avenue X

Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons Mainstage

New York, NY
February 28 – April 3, 1994
Roscoe

Four Short Operas, Break

Playwrights Horizons New Theater Wing

Playwrights Horizons Studio Theater

New York, NY
December 11 – 22, 1991
Man 1
in Eulogy For Mister Hamm
Man in Dirty Dungarees
in Agnes
Man
in Lucky Nurse
Cabbie

Colored People’s Time

world premiere
Negro Ensemble Company

Cherry Lane Theatre

New York, NY
March 29 – 1982
Bert
Abner
Blind John
Isaac

 

~ Awards ~

2014

Nomination:
Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Choir Boy — Headmaster Marrow

2013

Winner:
Lortel Award: Outstanding Featured Actor
The Piano Lesson — Wining Boy
nomination:
Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
The Piano Lesson — Wining Boy

1997

Winner:
Tony Award: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
The Life — performer

 

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