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Lou Myers

( b. Sep 26, 1945 Cabin Creek, West Virginia, USA - d. Feb 19, 2013 Charleston, West Virginia, USA ) Male
Also known as: Lou Leabengula Myers
Myers was an actor who worked in film and theatre, but is best known for his regular role on the sitcom "A Different World."

Mr. Myers played the kindly Vernon Gaines in the college-set "Different World," which ran on NBC in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In that role, as in many others, the smooth-pated Mr. Myers communicated a warm, sometimes wily combination of country humor and wisdom.

Mr. Myers appeared on the Broadway stage in 2008's all-black revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and three years earlier, he was in the cast of the Broadway premiere of the musical The Color Purple.

He won an Audelco Award for his performance in Off-Broadway's Fat Tuesday and an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Stool Pigeon in the Signature Theatre Company's 2007 revival of August Wilson's King Hedley II.

On film, he appeared in "Tin Cup," "The Wedding Planner" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

Source: Playbill.com 

ProductionsDate of Productions
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
[Play, All Black Cast, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Lou Myers [Rev. Tooker]
Mar 06, 2008 - Jun 22, 2008
The Color Purple
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Lou Myers [Ol' Mister, Ensemble]
Dec 01, 2005 - Feb 24, 2008
The Piano Lesson
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Lou Myers [Wining Boy]
Apr 16, 1990 - Jan 27, 1991
The First Breeze of Summer
[Play, All Black Cast, Original]
  • Performer: Lou Leabengula Myers [Reverend Mosely]
  • Understudy: Lou Leabengula Myers [Understudy]
Jun 10, 1975 - Jul 20, 1975
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