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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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  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Harspichord

    19:30, Sat 7th November 2020 at London Palladium
    19:45, Sun 8th November 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Mon 9th November 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • Blood Brothers - Mrs Johnston

    19:30, Sat 7th November 2020 - Tue 10th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Blood Brothers is a musical with musics, lyrics and a book by Willy Russell, based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. The story is a contemporary nature vs. nurture…

  • Funny Girl - Lighting Designer

    19:45, Thu 26th November 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Sat 28th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Tue 1st December 2020 at London Palladium
    19:15, Fri 4th December 2020 at Random Venue 85
    20:00, Sat 5th December 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:00, Mon 7th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:45, Wed 9th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Sat 12th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Tue 15th December 2020 at Random Venue 68

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • The Fantasticks - Lighting Designer

    19:45, Wed 17th March 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Fri 19th March 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:45, Sat 20th March 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    16:15, Mon 22nd March 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:45, Thu 25th March 2021 at The Old Vic
    12:15, Sun 28th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    22:15, Tue 30th March 2021 at Random Venue 9
    20:45, Wed 31st March 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Thu 1st April 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:45, Sat 3rd April 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighbo…

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Enid

    19:45, Sat 27th March 2021 - Tue 30th March 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:45, Sat 3rd April 2021 - Tue 6th April 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Sat 10th April 2021 - Tue 13th April 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the…

  • Brigadoon - Set Designer

    20:15, Thu 27th May 2021 - Mon 31st May 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two…

  • Othello - Lodovico

    20:45, Sat 10th July 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:15, Tue 13th July 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    21:00, Thu 15th July 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    21:00, Fri 16th July 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio,…

  • Miss Saigon - Trombone

    20:30, Sat 17th July 2021 - Tue 20th July 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the…

  • Company - Robert

    20:30, Thu 29th July 2021 - Wed 4th August 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.
    Origin…

  • Hello, Dolly! - Irene Molloy

    20:30, Sat 11th September 2021 - Wed 15th September 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Match…

  • The Glass Menagerie - Amanda Wingfield

    11:00, Fri 24th September 2021 at Random Venue 70

    The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams. Williams worked on various drafts of the play prior to writing a version of it as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was…

  • Into the Woods - Horn

    20:00, Sat 11th December 2021 - Wed 15th December 2021 at The Old Vic

    Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette…

  • Funny Girl - Lighting Designer

    19:15, Sat 22nd January 2022 - Wed 26th January 2022 at Random Venue 46

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • The Odd Couple - Technical Director

    13:30, Fri 11th February 2022 - Wed 16th February 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    The Odd Couple is a play by Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works…

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