Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume

Performer

Stage and screen actor Robert Guillaume has passed away at age 89 from complications from prostate cancer, the Associated Press has reported. Guillaume made history in 1990 as the first African-American performer to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera when he took over from Michael Crawford in the Los Angeles production in 1990.

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  • Also known as: Robert Williams
  • Born: Nov 30, 1927 in St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Death: Oct 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Roles (9)

Cyrano the Musical Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1993 Cyrano - The Musical (1993)
Opened Nov 21, 1993
  • as Cyrano (Replacement)
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The 32nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978 (1978)
Opened Jun 4, 1978
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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Guys and Dolls Playbill - June 1976 Guys and Dolls (1976)
Opened Jul 21, 1976
  • as Nathan Detroit (Original)
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Purlie Playbill - Dec 1972 Purlie (1972)
Opened Dec 27, 1972
  • as Purlie (Original)
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Purlie Playbill - Aug 1970 Purlie (1970)
Opened Mar 15, 1970
  • as Purlie (Replacement)
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Tambourines to Glory Playbill - Nov 4, 1963 Tambourines to Glory (1963)
Opened Nov 2, 1963
  • as C.J. Moore (Original)
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Kwamina Playbill - Oct 1961 Kwamina (1961)
Opened Oct 23, 1961
  • as Ako (Original)
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Production Placeholder Finian's Rainbow (1960)
Opened May 23, 1960
  • as Singer (Original)
  • as 2nd Geologist (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Guys and Dolls Nominee
Tony Award
1977 Actor in a Musical Guys and Dolls Nominee