(Bio as of September 2019)
Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Maestra) returns to the Goodman after appearing in Cry, The Beloved Country, The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, Oo-Bla-Dee and Trojan Women and directing La Havana Madrid. Chicago: Familiar (Helen Hayes Award), the Tony Award-winning The Grapes of Wrath, The Compass, Nomathemba, Intimate Apparel, Everyman (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Hillary and Clinton, The Snow Queen, Eurydice, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, Voice of Good Hope (Victory Gardens Theater); The Old Settler (Writers Theatre); RACE (Lookingglass Theatre). Selected credits: From the Mississippi Delta (Circle in the Square) The Convert (McCarter Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre); Death and the King’s Horseman, Nomathemba (Kennedy Center) Gem of the Ocean (Ensemble Theatre); The Story (Milwaukee Repertory); Film/TV: Stranger Than Fiction, Daughters of the Dust, The Fugitive, Prison Break, There Are No Children Here, Separate but Equal, To Sir with Love, 2. A proud member of Teatro Vista, Ms. Bruce is the recipient of a Jane Addams Hull House Association’s Woman of Valor Award and a 3arts Award.
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