(Bio as of September 2014)
E. Faye Butler returns to Goodman Theatre, where she most recently appeared in Pullman Porter Blues during the 2013/2014 Season. Previous Goodman credits include Crowns, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Christmas Carol and Purlie. Other Chicago credits include the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Little Shop of Horrors at Marriott Theatre; The Little Foxes, La Bête, Once in a Lifetime and the title role in Caroline, or Change at Court Theatre; Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Seussical! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Could It Be Magic? The Barry Manilow Songbook at Mercury Theater; Hello, Dolly!, Hot Mikado and Sophisticated Ladies at Drury Lane Theatre and Black Pearl Sings, Ella, Dinah Was and various New Year’s Eve musical concerts at Northlight Theatre, among others. National and regional tours include Mamma Mia!, Dinah Was, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Nunsense, Don’t Bother Me and I Can’t Cope. Regionally, she has appeared in Trouble in Mind, Polk County, Oklahoma! and Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Dancing With the Holy Ghosts at the New York Film and Play Festival; Saving Aimee and The Gospel According to Fishman at Signature Theatre; The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse; Once on This Island at Baltimore’s Centerstage; Purlie at Pasadena Playhouse and Pullman Porter Blues at Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is the recipient of six Jeff Awards, four Black Theater Alliance Awards, an After Dark Award, a John Barrymore Award, a Rockford Area Music Industry Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, an Excellence in the Arts Award, a Kathryn Lampkey Award and an Ovation Award. Ms. Butler was the recipient of the 2011 Sarah Siddons Society Leading Lady Award; she was also named a 2012 Lunt Fontanne Fellow and was inducted into the National Women in the Arts Museum in Washington, DC, in 2012.
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