Vinnette Carroll

Vinnette Carroll

Director, Performer, Writer

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

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