Artist Bio

E. Faye Butler

E. Faye Butler’s (Grace Dunbar) career spans over 40 years performing and directing plays and musicals, and performing concerts, clubs and cabarets nationally and internationally. Goodman Theatre: Fannie! The Music and Life of Fannie Lou HamerVanya Sonia Masha and SpikePullman Porter BluesCrownsAin’t MisbehavinPurlieChristmas Carol. National and regional tours: Mamma MiaAin’t MisbehavinDinah WasCopeNunsense. Regional theater: Seattle Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, The Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Peninsula Players, Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep., Drury Lane, Asolo Rep., Dallas Theatre Center, Paramount Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Congo Square, Wholly Mammoth, BCS, Olney, Signature Theatre, MSMT, OSF, CCT, Shakespeare DC, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill, Marriott Lincolnshire, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The MUNY, The Rep., Fulton Theatre, Northlight. Theatre. Recipient of nine Jeffs, two Helen Hayes, R.A.M.I., Ovation, Sarah Siddons, Excellence in the Arts, Kathy V. Lampkey, Rosetta LeNoire, Guy Adkins, Heller&Hover, After Dark, John Barrymore, and two Black Excellence Awards. Inducted into the Women in the Arts Museum, A Lunt-Fontanne Fellow., Chicagoan of Year 2020.

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