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Colman Domingo
Sekou Luke

Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo

Meet one of the artists, disruptors, educators, groundbreakers, innovators, and storytellers who all helped make the world a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

Award-winning film, theater, and television artist and producer Colman Domingo has had quite the career, with credits ranging from Fear the Walking Dead and Euphoria to If Beale Street Could Talk and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. But Domingo began his career in the theater, which he credits with making him the actor he is today.

“I started in a small professional theater in San Francisco where I was encouraged to express myself in a myriad of ways, and never setting limits on my abilities,” says Domingo. “Instead, I used every ounce of who I am to interrogate the story and build tables around work that I wholeheartedly believe matters.”

Over the course of his storied career, Domingo has starred in several Broadway shows, including The Scottsboro Boys, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He also wrote the book for 2018’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Domingo is proud of the animated short film he created with his husband called New Moon, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Academy Awards and is based on a short story in Domingo’s solo play A Boy and His Soul. And it’s a banner year for Domingo, who will also star as gay civil rights icon Bayard Rustin in Rustin and as Mister in The Color Purple, and release his film Sing Sing.

“I cannot wait to share my feature film Sing Sing with the world,” says Domingo. “This film is about how art has the power to heal and rehabilitate humans within the prison system. It is a useful tool to put a crack through the industrial prison complex.”

“The message that I would like to send to the world is very simple,” he adds. “We are. We exist. We love. Living your life, as you are, to the fullest is the best way to be.” @kingofbingo


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