Nell Carter (Performer) | Playbill

Nell Carter


Her co-stars in 1978 were Andre de Shields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page and Charlaine (now Charlayne) Woodard. The show was originally produced by Off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club. The show took the Best Musical Tony Award that year. When the ensemble musical was revived on Broadway in 1988, Ms. Carter had risen above the title, as the show's star.

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  • Also Known As: Nell Hardy
  • Born: Sep 13, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Death: Jan 23, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California


Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Winner
Theatre World Awards
1978 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1978 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Winner

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