Awards & Winners

Dael Orlandersmith

Date of Birth 1959
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Donna Brown
Profession Playwright, Actor, Poet
Dael Orlandersmith is an actress, poet and playwright who is best known for her Obie Award-winning Beauty's Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, Yellowman. Part of her award-winning Beauty's Daughter's program can be heard as a segment of a September 1996 taping of radio show This American Life; in this segment, Orlandersmith performs "When You Talk About Music", in which she portrays a 31-year-old Italian male who meets a black woman at a mutual friend's wedding and finds how much he misses musical expression. She won the 2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Awards by Dael Orlandersmith

Check all the awards nominated and won by Dael Orlandersmith.



Nominations 2003 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play Yellowman
Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award Yellowman
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play Yellowman


Nominations 2002 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Drama Yellowman


Obie Award for Special Citations
Honored for : Beauty's Daughter