Vinnette Carroll

Vinnette Carroll

Director

Vinnette Carroll, a Tony Award nominee who was the first black woman to direct on Broadway, and one of the creators of the gospel sensation, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, died in her sleep Nov. 5, 2002, at her home in Lauderhill, FL, according to friends and published reports. Vinnette Carroll, a Tony Award nominee who was the first black woman to direct on Broadway, and one of the creators of the gospel sensation, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, died in her sleep Nov. 5 at her home in Lauderhill, FL, according to friends and published reports.

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  • Born: Mar 11, 1922 in New York City
  • Death: Nov 5, 2002 in Lauderhill, Florida

Roles (16)

Your Arms Too Short to Box With God Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 1982 Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1982)
Opened Sep 9, 1982
  • Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew
  • Director of Entire Production
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God - Opening Night
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Your Arms Too Short to Box With God Playbill - June 1980 Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1980)
Opened Jun 2, 1980
  • Conception from the Book of St. Matthew by
  • Director of Entire Production
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God - Opening Night
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But Never Jam Today Playbill - Aug 1979 But Never Jam Today (1979)
Opened Jul 31, 1979
  • Book
  • Entire Production Devised and Directed by
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Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God Playbill - March 1977 Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1976)
Opened Dec 22, 1976
  • Book
  • Conceived from the Gospel of St. Matthew
  • Director
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Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Playbill - June 1972 Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (1972)
Opened Apr 19, 1972
  • Conception
  • Director
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Trumpets of the Lord Playbill - April 1969 Trumpets of the Lord (1969)
Opened Apr 29, 1969
  • Book
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The Octoroon Playbill - Jan 1961 The Octoroon (1961)
Opened Jan 27, 1961
  • as Dido (Original)
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Production Placeholder Jolly's Progress (1959)
Opened Dec 5, 1959
  • as Dora (Original)
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Production Placeholder Small War on Murray Hill (1957)
Opened Jan 3, 1957
  • as Amelie (Original)
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Production Placeholder A Streetcar Named Desire (1956)
Opened Feb 15, 1956
  • as Negro Woman (Original)
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Awards

Tony Award
1977 Book of a Musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God Nominee
1977 Direction of a Musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God Nominee
1973 Direction of a Musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Nominee