David Alan Grier Wins 2020 Tony Award for Featured Actor for A SOLDIER'S PLAY

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David Alan Grier has won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his performance as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in A Soldier’s Play | Photo: Theo Wargo

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Jordanna Brody
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David Alan Grier has won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his performance as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in A Soldier’s Play. This is his fourth Tony nomination and first win. He was previously nominated for his performances in The First (1982), Race (2010), and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012).

Grier beat out fellow nominees James Cusati-Moyer (Slave Play), Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play), John Benjamin Hickey (The Inheritance), and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

Grier is best known for his television appearances on In Living Color, Life with Bonnie, The Carmichael Show, and A Series of Unfortunate Events

Previous Broadway credits include: The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Sporting Life), Race (Henry Brown), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Prologus/Pseudolus), Dreamgirls (James Thunder Early), and The First (Jackie Robinson).


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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices, innovative theatrical experiences, and most importantly, TikTok.