Colman Domingo is not only one of the most talented actor/writer/directors working today but very few possess the ability to morph in and out of characters with the level of ease that Domingo has demonstrated. Whether it’s Cutler from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ali from Euphoria, or Victor Strand from Fear the Walking Dead – Domingo never seems to play the same character twice and consistently delivers richly layered performances with each new one.
But his 30 years in the entertainment industry, Domingo remains is a true jack of all trades, a renaissance man. He also continues working in theater – writing, mentoring, virtual reading, and has set up an honorarium at the Vineyard theater: “The Colman Domingo Award.” It provides a Black male artist and male-identifying with 5K, studio space, mentoring and other support. For the first two years the award is being funded by an African American General Electric executive and arts lover whom he met on a plane and in the future Colman will be underwriting it himself.
2021 promises to be a huge year for this talented artist, with several projects on the horizon including the highly anticipated Candyman directed by Nia DaCosta, Domingo will certainly leave his mark on the entertainment landscape in the year to come. We were lucky enough to once again sit down with the multi-hyphenate and chat over Zoom about a wide range of topics from Candyman, Zola, awards season, and even whether he’s more into Lowe’s or Home Depot.