Lynnie Godfrey


To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Theatre-Off Park
Waves of America, Empire State Institute of Performing Arts
Unentitled, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem PA
Lois’s Wedding, Arts Quest, Bethlehem, PA
Red Blood of War and Legacy, Bethlehem, PA
Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed, New York Theatre Workshop, University of Delaware, Theatre Institute at Sage, Troy, NY.

Sharing Lessons Learned While Seeking the Spotlight, by Lynnie Godfrey, Blue Heron Book Works, 201

Married to Carl Lee in 1979. They were introduced by Gregory Hines, who served as best man at their wedding.


 Club Act – GQ Review

“…Sexy Lynnie Godfrey…rhythm-and-blues never had it so good. Her voice can be bold and brassy, elegant or earthy as the music demands…

Her career proceeded at jet speed working with Herbert Berghoff at the No Smoking Playhouse and then within two years of graduating college she was on Broadway in the musical review EUBIE, the music of Eubie Blake; where she shared the stage with an incredible cast that included the multi-talented Hines Brothers: Gregory and Maurice. She received a DRAMA DESK Nomination and an AUDELCO AWARD for her work in EUBIE!, her Broadway debut.



Eubie! is a revue featuring the music of Eubie Blake, with lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller,  and Jim Europe.
Broadway production conceived and directed by  and choreographed by Billy Wilson and Henry LeTang, opened on September 20, 1978, at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 439 performances. 

In February 1978, Godfrey appeared in a new musical showcase: “Shuffle Along” with Dabriah Chapman, Vernon Spencer and Roger Lawson, which led to a new musical revue, “Eubie!.” Based on the life and work of Eubie Blake, who, along with collaborator, Noble Sissle, created “Shuffle Along,” one of the first Broadway musicals written and directed by African Americans.  The show moved to Broadway in September 1978 and Godfrey was cast to perform several Eubie Blake songs, including “Daddy, Won’t You Please Come Home?” and “I’m Cravin’ for That Kind of Love”; along with “I’m Just Wild About Harry.”


She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her Broadway debut.  The show’s original cast includes: Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, Alaina Reed, Janet Powell, Marion Ramsey, Ethel Beatty, Terry Burrell, Leslie Dockery, Lonnie McNeil, Jeffery V. Thompson, Melvin Johnson Jr.

Alania Reed, Lonnie McNeal, Ethel Beatty, and Lynnie Godfrey