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.
  • Book: Peter Udell, Ossie Davis, Philip Rose
  • Music: Gary Geld
  • Lyrics: Peter Udell

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