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Darryl Maximilian Robinson at Booker T. Washington in Ragtime at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles

PLAYING THE FOUNDER OF THE TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE!: Veteran Chicago and Los Angeles stage actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON earned fine reviews and a 2013 Los Angeles Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role for his performance as the historic black educator and orator BOOKER T. WASHINGTON in the 2013 Kentwood Players revival of STEPHEN FLAHERTY'S, LYNN AHRENS' and TERRENCE McNALLY'S "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of THE KENTWOOD PLAYERS.

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Enjoyed One Of His Finest Supporting Roles Ever When He Portrayed The Historic Black Educator And Orator Booker T. Washington In The Kentwood Players of Los Angeles' 2013 Revival of "Ragtime"!

"...Darryl Maximilian Robinson a tower of strength as Booker T. Washington..." -- Don Grigware, Kentwood Players Stage Melodically Rousing RAGTIME, BroadwayWorld.com  March 20, 2013

Veteran Chicago and Los Angeles stage actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson has had the honor of playing multiple black historic figures on the stage during the course of his 46-year-long career in The Performing Arts. By far his most personal favorite was the famed and historic black educator and orator Booker T. Washington ( 1856-1915 ) whom Mr. Robinson had the great joy of playing in  the 2013 Kentwood Players' staging of the Tony Award-winning musical "Ragtime" ( based on E. L. Doctorow's novel ) at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. With an award-winning Score by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Book by Terrence McNally, "Ragtime" is an American musical theatre masterpiece addressing issues of race, immigration and women's rights like no other! The Kentwood Players' revival was wonderfully choreographed by Victoria Miller, expertly musical directed by Bill C. Wolfe, and superbly staged by the brilliant director Susan Goldman Weisbarth. It's large, gifted and talented cast was highlighted by fine performances by the dashing Deus Xavier Scott as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. ( whom Mr. Robinson was delighted to play his most important scene as Booker T. Washington in the show opposite ), the lovely and charming Jennifer Sperry as Mother and triple-threat musical theatre pro Bradley Miller as Tateh.

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The Late, Great African-American Educator and Orator BOOKER T. WASHINGTON on the cover of his noted biography "UP FROM SLAVERY."

For his preparation and research for the role of Booker T. Washington in "Ragtime," Darryl Maximilian Robinson listened to recordings of his fine and eloquent speaking voice and read Mr. Washington's acclaimed biography "Up from Slavery" which related his struggles being born under the yoke of slavery in America before The Emancipation, and how after he gained his legal freedom, he worked hard and studied hard to better himself to such a degree that he became one of the most revered and respected black citizens in the country who would also go on to serve as a Special Advisor on Race Relations to two U.S. Presidents and create The Tuskegee Institute ( later Tuskegee University ) which would be called by many "The Capitol of Black America." 

Darryl Maximilian Robinson earned fine notices and a 2013 Los Angeles Kentwood Players' Marcom Masque Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role for his performance as Booker T. Washington in "Ragtime."

Booker T. Washington was and is one of Mr. Robinson's great American heroes!  And playing him in "Ragtime" was a true honor!


https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Reviews-Kentwood-Players-Stage-Melodically-Rousing-RAGTIME-20130320

http://www.stagescenela.com/2013/03/ragtime-2/

https://www.goldstar.com/purchases/4000084/attendance#attendance_review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyMlU7hGca8



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WE'LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN TILL WE REACH THAT DAY!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and ESC Los Angeles Archival Project Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as BOOKER T. WASHINGTON in the 2013 Kentwood Players of Los Angeles revival of STEPHEN FLAHERTY'S, LYNN AHRENS' and TERRENCE McNALLY'S "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse in LA. Photo courtesy of THE KENTWOOD PLAYERS.



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The Historic Black Educator And Orator BOOKER T. WASHINGTON Served As A Special Advisor On Race Relations To Two U. S. Presidents And Was The Founder of THE TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE ( Later TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY ) Considered By Many "The Capitol of Black America."









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A MEETING OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINDS!: 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee for Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as BOOKER T. WASHINGTON and 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee for Best Actor In A Leading Role DEUS XAVIER SCOTT as COALHOUSE WALKER, JR. in Director SUSAN GOLDMAN WEISBARTH'S noted musical revival of "RAGTIME" performed by The Kentwood Players at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of THE KENTWOOD PLAYERS.




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Darryl Maximilian Robinson briefly appears as Booker T. Washington in this Kentwood Players Show Promotion Video of "Ragtime."




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THE MOST FAMOUS NEGRO IN THE COUNTRY: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON captured a 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nomination as Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role for his performance as historic black educator and orator BOOKER T. WASHINGTON in the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival production of the Tony Award-winning musical "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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A QUOTE FROM BOOKER T. WASHINGTON.

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