Department of Music & Theatre
Mississippi Charles Bevel
Mississippi Charles Bevel’s professional productions include It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues (Lincoln Center Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre, et al); Let Me Live (Goodman Theatre); The Piano Lesson (Karamu Performing Arts Theatre); I Am a Man; Thunder Knocking at the Door (Meadow Brook Theatre); Famous Orpheus (Geva Theatre); Ma’ Rainey’s Black Bottom (Plowshares Theatre Company); Polk County (McCarter and Berkeley Repertory Theatres); Stories About the Old Days (St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre Company); and Fire on the Mountain (San Diego Repertory, Northlight Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Denver Center Theatre Company). Bevel’s awards include the Woodie Award “Outstanding Lead Actor”—St. Louis (2005); Jeff Awards “Best Actor in a Revue”—Chicago (2005 and 2007). He was nominated for a Tony Award—New York (1999), a Helen Hayes Award—Washington, DC (2001), and a Suzi Bass Award—Atlanta, GA (2012).