|Wild with Happy||A contemporary comedy about life, death and dealing with loss. When his mother passes away, struggli...|
Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Temple University where he majored in journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California where he started acting, mainly in theatre productions.
Colman starred as the closeted Baptist church choir director, Mr. Franklin Jones, Amsterdam naturist, Joop, andWest Berlin protest artist, Mr. Venus, in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange, which, after a successful 2007 run at The Public Theater, opened on Broadway on Feb. 28, 2008. Colman Domingo received an Obie Award in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway. Colman reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
In 2010, Domingo's self-penned play "A Boy and His Soul" premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won GLAAD Award: Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award.
Colman also starred in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway in Fall 2010, and, for that role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical in May 2011.
Domingo was also nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.
Colman can be seen in an upcoming series, produced & recorded at DuArt, created by J. Kyle Manzay, called It's All Elementary.
Domingo has taught at the O'Neill National Theater Institute.