Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae

Performer

Zakes Mokae, one of the most celebrated South African actors of his generation, whose New York stages appearances were few but noteworthy, died Sept. 11, 2009, in Las Vegas. He was 75. The cause was complications of a stroke he had on May 6, his wife, Madelyn, told the New York Times. He had previously received diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, she said.

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  • Born: Aug 5, 1934 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Death: Sep 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Roles (7)

The Song of Jacob Zulu Playbill - March 1993 The Song of Jacob Zulu (1993)
Opened Mar 24, 1993
  • as Rev. Zulu (Original)
  • as Mr. X (Original)
  • as Itshe (Original)
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Blood Knot Playbill - Dec 1985 Blood Knot (1985)
Opened Dec 10, 1985
  • as Zachariah (Original)
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"Master Harold"...and the Boys. Playbill - May 1982 "Master Harold"...and the Boys (1982)
Opened May 4, 1982
  • as Sam (Original)
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Production Placeholder A Lesson From Aloes (1980)
Opened Nov 17, 1980
  • as Steve Daniels (Replacement)
  • as Steve Daniels (Understudy - Original)
  • Arrived on Jan 20, 1981
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1982 Outstanding Actor in a Play "Master Harold"...and the Boys Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1982 Outstanding Actor in a Play "Master Harold"...and the Boys Winner
Tony Award
1993 Featured Actor in a Play The Song of Jacob Zulu Nominee
1982 Featured Actor in a Play "Master Harold"...and the Boys Winner