Gender
Male
Born
May 15, 1953
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Performer Composer Lyricist Arranger
Relations
Twin brother of
Clinton Derricks-Carroll
Brooklyn (Oct 21, 2004 - Jun 26, 2005)
  • Starring: Cleavant Derricks [Street Singer]
MusicalOriginal
Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalRevival
Big Deal (Apr 10, 1986 - Jun 08, 1986)
  • Starring: Cleavant Derricks [Charley]
MusicalDanceOriginal
Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Starring: Cleavant Derricks [James Thunder Early]
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalOriginal
Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (Jun 02, 1980 - Oct 12, 1980)
  • Performer: Cleavant Derricks [Performer]
MusicalOriginal
But Never Jam Today (Jul 31, 1979 - Aug 05, 1979)
  • Performer: Cleavant Derricks [Caterpillar, Cook, Tweedledee, The Seven of Spades]
  • Choral Arrangements and Vocal Preparation by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalOriginal
Hair (Oct 05, 1977 - Nov 06, 1977)
  • Performer: Cleavant Derricks [Hud]
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Nov 01, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010)
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalRevival
Wicked - Munchkinland (Mar 07, 2009 - Present)
  • Also Starring: Cleavant Derricks
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Replacement (Sep 24, 2019 - ?)
MusicalOriginal
Brooklyn (Jun 11, 2006 - Aug 13, 2006)
  • Starring: Cleavant Derricks [Street Singer]
MusicalOriginal
The Full Monty (Apr 16, 2002 - Dec 14, 2003)
  • Starring: Cleavant Derricks [Noah "Horse" T. Simmons]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Sep 30, 1997 - May 03, 1998)
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalRevival
When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate (Apr 10, 1984 - May 27, 1984)
  • Original Music by Cleavant Derricks
  • Original Lyrics by Cleavant Derricks [, ]
MusicalOriginal
Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
  • Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks
MusicalOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1986 | Nominee  | Big Deal
Starring: Cleavant Derricks

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1982 | Winner  | Dreamgirls
Starring: Cleavant Derricks

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1986 | Nominee  | Big Deal
Starring: Cleavant Derricks

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1982 | Winner  | Dreamgirls
Starring: Cleavant Derricks

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