Artist Bio

Dwight Andrews

(Bio as of April 2003)

Dwight Andrews most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Gem of the Ocean during the 2002/2003 Season. He received his bachelor and master's degrees from the University of Michigan and the Master of Divinity de­gree and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. While at Yale, he served as resident music director (1979-­1986) at the Yale Repertory Theater under Lloyd Richards. Theater credits include the Broadway productions of Au­gust Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson and Seven Guitars. Most recently, he served as music director for the Broad­way revival production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star­ring Charles S. Dutton and Whoopi Goldberg. His film credits include The Old Settler, directed by Debbie Allen and starring Phylicia Rashad; Louis Massiah's documen­tary films, W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices and Louise Alone Thompson: In Her Own Words; Char­lene Gilbert's Homecoming; the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie The Piano Lesson; HBO's Miss Evers' Boys; and the theme for the PBS documentary I'll Make Me A World.

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