Artist Bio

Cheryl Lynn Bruce

(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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