Purlie

Broadway
Musical
Original
A black preacher returns to his hometown to open a church, outwitting a segregationist plantation owner to make it happen, in this musical adaptation of Ossie Davis' play Purlie Victorious.

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1970 Outstanding Performance Winner
1970 Outstanding Performance Winner
Theatre World
1970 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1970 Actor in a Musical Winner
1970 Choreography Nominee
1970 Direction of a Musical Nominee
1970 Featured Actress in a Musical Winner
1970 Musical Nominee