Saturday, June 4, 2016

Brandon Victor Dixon nominated for Tony Award

Brandon Victor Dixon

1999 Donna Reed scholarship finalist in musical theater

Brandon Victor Dixon, a 1999 Donna Reed scholarship finalist in musical theater, has been nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Dixon is currently starring as Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along on Broadway. The production received 10 nominations including Best Musical.

Dixon is known for creating the Broadway roles of Harpo in The Color Purple (2005) receiving a Tony Award nomination, and Berry Gordy Jr. in Motown: The Musical (2013) receiving a Grammy nomination. In London's West End, he played the role of Hayward Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys

His television credits include "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "One Life to Live."

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on CBS.