A 2017 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Class Member and a 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow, Colman Domingo is an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Award nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright and director. Colman is currently filming the upcoming Barry Jenkins’ drama If Beale Street Could Talk from Plan B/Annapurna Pictures in New York. Domingo stars on AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead as Victor Strand. 2017 finds him guest starring on Bojack Horseman (Netflix), Timeless (NBC), American Dad (FOX) and Miles From Tomorrowland/ Mission Force One (Disney Jr). Colman recurred on The Knick (Cinemax), guest starred on Horace and Pete (Hulu) and Lucifer (FOX). He recently wrapped the independent short film Nothingman. A slate of features will see him starring in First Match directed by Olivia Newman for Netflix and Assassination Nation directed by Sam Levinson. Domingo is slated to direct his first feature film, City On Fire written by Corey Miller, produced by Jason Berman and Alex Ott for Mandalay Pictures. Mr. Domingo, his creative partner Alisa Tager of Collider Entertainment and AMC Networks are currently developing an original drama series for television, titled In the middle of the Street, which he will executive produce.
Domingo starred in The London Evening Standard Award winning The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic in London a role which he originated on and Off-Broadway and reprised on the West End. He co-starred in many films such as the Academy Award® nominated Paramount film Selma as Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, All is Bright directed by Phil Morrison, Newlyweeds directed by Shaka King, Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, three films directed by Spike Lee, including Miracle At St. Ana, Red Hook Summer and Passing Strange, Freedomland directed by Joe Roth, True Crime directed by Clint Eastwood, and The Birth of a Nation.
Mr. Domingo has starred in the first ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story for PBS, King of the Bingo Game.
Domingo followed in the footsteps of Zakes Mokae, James Earl Jones, and Danny Glover and starred as Zachariah in the New York revival of Blood Knot written and directed by Athol Fugard as the inaugural production of the Signature Theater Center Off-Broadway. Colman is well known for his star turns as Mr. Franklin and a German performance artist, Mr. Venus of Berlin, in the Tony and Drama Desk Award winning groundbreaking musical Passing Strange directed by Annie Dorsen on Broadway and documented on film by Spike Lee.
Colman made his British and Australian theatrical debuts with his self penned solo play A Boy and His Soul at the Tricycle Theater and Brisbane Powerhouse Theaters, the production which originated at the New York City’s stalwart the Vineyard Theater. He starred in his play Wild with Happy that had its debut at the Public Theater. His play Dot premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville and premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre directed by Susan Stroman. Dot is enjoying productions around the country and is published by Samuel French.
Domingo and nationally acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor co-authored Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole Musical that will have its world premiere at People’s Light Theatre in October 2017. Colman also collaborated with Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff on SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical which will have its world premiere at LaJolla Playhouse in November 2017.
As a director, Domingo helmed the Huntington Theatre’s world premiere of A Guide For The Homesick by Ken Urban in fall of 2017. Colman recently staged Claire Kiechel’s Pilgrims for the Lark. His critically acclaimed, NAACP award nominated (Best Direction) and StageSceneLA celebrated (Outstanding Comedy Direction and Outstanding Production of a play) production of Barbecue closed to sold out houses at the Geffen Playhouse. Colman helmed the Off-Broadway Alliance Best Family Musical Award winning production of A Band of Angels and staged August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for Actors Theater of Louisville. He also helmed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo for The Working Theater and Single Black Female for the New Professional Theater. He has directed for Berkeley Rep as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Colman has received residencies and/or commissions from ACT, People’s Light & Theatre Company, New York Theater Workshop, The Wallace Foundation, San Francisco Cash Fund, New Professional Theater and the March of Dimes.
Domingo is a recipient of the 2017 Sundance Feature Film Program Grant.
Colman is on the board of directors of the Vineyard Theatre, the preeminent home for new plays and musicals. Mr. Domingo is on faculty of The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and has taught, guest lectured and mentored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas at Austin, the Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison O.M.A.I., The New York Writers Institute as the Burian Lecture Fellow, University of Minnesota, Temple University, The Art Institute of San Francisco and Community College of Philadelphia.