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Black History Month: Diahann Carroll

February 27, 2017 by Allie Linsey
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We’re celebrating Black History Month all February long with African American men and women who have made incredible contributions to the theater.

Diahann Carroll was the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Carroll made her Broadway debut in House of Flowers in 1954. After seeing her, composer Richard Rodgers cast her in his Broadway musical No Strings for which she won the Tony Award in 1962.

Learn more about other African Americans who have made incredible contributions to theater here and tune into our Facebook and Twitter for more even more #BlackHistoryMonth theater facts.