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Whoopi Goldberg

Caryn Elaine Johnson, best known as Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host.
Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985), playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. In 1990, she played Oda Mae Brown, a wacky psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore) in the blockbuster Ghost for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar (the first being Hattie McDaniel who won for Gone With the Wind in 1939). Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. She is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. In the 1990's, Goldberg was rumored to be the highest paid actress for her appearances in film.

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Whoopi Goldberg is preparing for

  • Mary Poppins - Camera Operator

    20:45, Tue 9th March 2021 - Sat 13th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Clarinet

    21:00, Sun 11th April 2021 - Fri 16th April 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    21:00, Sun 18th April 2021 - Fri 23rd April 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    20:15, Sun 25th April 2021 - Fri 30th April 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

  • The Winter's Tale - Mopsa

    20:45, Sun 25th April 2021 - Fri 30th April 2021 at London Palladium

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • Faust - Producer

    18:00, Sat 8th May 2021 - Thu 13th May 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the…

  • Medea - Sound Designer

    20:30, Tue 13th July 2021 - Fri 16th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in…

  • Aida - Musical Director

    20:45, Mon 9th August 2021 at London Palladium
    20:30, Wed 11th August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Fri 13th August 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    12:30, Sun 15th August 2021 at Random Venue 86
    20:45, Wed 18th August 2021 at Random Venue 24

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.
    Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Jersey Boys - Sound Designer

    20:30, Mon 30th August 2021 - Sat 4th September 2021 at Random Venue 18

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Bassoon

    20:30, Mon 4th October 2021 - Thu 7th October 2021 at Random Venue 12

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Hairspray - Stage Manager

    20:00, Tue 2nd November 2021 - Sat 6th November 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Tue 9th November 2021 - Sat 13th November 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Tue 16th November 2021 - Sat 20th November 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include…

  • Annie - Costume Designer

    19:45, Sun 5th December 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:00, Mon 6th December 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Thu 9th December 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Sat 11th December 2021 at Random Venue 3
    19:30, Mon 13th December 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:15, Thu 16th December 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Fri 17th December 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:00, Sun 19th December 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:30, Mon 20th December 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:30, Wed 22nd December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broad…

  • Rock of Ages - Technical Director

    19:45, Sat 29th January 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    19:30, Sun 30th January 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Wed 2nd February 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    19:00, Thu 3rd February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Fri 4th February 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Sun 6th February 2022 at Random Venue 44
    20:00, Mon 7th February 2022 at Random Venue 33

    Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Producer

    19:15, Mon 31st January 2022 - Fri 4th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    12:00, Mon 7th February 2022 - Fri 11th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Mon 14th February 2022 - Fri 18th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • Julius Caesar - Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

    20:00, Mon 16th May 2022 - Sat 21st May 2022 at Random Venue 64
    20:30, Mon 23rd May 2022 - Sat 28th May 2022 at Random Venue 64
    21:45, Mon 30th May 2022 - Sat 4th June 2022 at Random Venue 64

    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and…

  • Death of a Salesman - Charley

    21:15, Mon 18th July 2022 - Sat 23rd July 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

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