COUNT STOVALL
Actor, Director, Teaching Artist

On Broadway he appeared in the 1970 Pulitzer Prize winning drama NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY, in INACENT BLACK opposite Melba Moore, in A PHILADELPHIA STORY starring Blythe Danner and directed by Ellis Rabb, and in Moliere's SCAPIN starring and directed by Bill Irwin.

His Off-Broadway and regional appearances include work at the NY Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Negro Ensemble Company, the New Federal Theatre (NFT), the Kennedy Center, Crossroads Theatre Company, Hartford Stage Co., Denver Performing Arts and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He has performed opposite Ruby Dee in FLYIN' WEST, Morgan Freeman in CORIOLANUS, Avery Brooks in the TALENTED TENTH, Al Freeman Jr. in DREAM ON MONKEY MOUNTAIN, Alfrie Woodard and John Amos in SPLIT SECOND, Charlayne Woodard in TWELFTH NIGHT, David Burney in PRESENT LAUGHTER, TWO TRAINS RUNNING at the Cleveland Play House, and in FEAR ITSELF directed by Joe Morton with S. Epatha Merkerson. Recent NFT appearances include CONFLICT OF INTEREST with Al Freeman Jr., Ellen Holly and Hal Scott, and DANCE ON WIDOW'S ROW written and directed by Samm-Art Williams. He also performed the role of Serge in ART at Theatre Virginia. Count is currently working on a one person play LANGSTON by Laurence Holder and directed by Harold Scott for a 2002 production.

For a decade he was a contract player on ABC's ALL MY CHILDREN, CBS's AS THE WORLD TURNS and NBC's THE DOCTORS. His other television work includes NY UNDERCOVER, LAW & ORDER, GIMME A BREAK, KOJAK, ZORA IS MY NAME, FIFTH CORNER and A DOCTORS STORY. Some of his film work includes INVASION OF PRIVACY with Robbie Benson, CLOCKIN' GREEN, DEEP TROUBLE, the soon to be released NAME OF THE GAME, and PRESSURE.

He has directed a variety of dramas and musicals. Some of his directing work includes CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY at the Billie Holiday Theatre, STILL LIFE GOES ON at the Henry Street Playhouse, OPHELIA'S COTILLION at the Rites And Reason Theater, A SONG FOR YOU: THE LENA HORNE STORY at the Marble Collegiate Theater, NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY, at the Queens College Theater, MAMA I WANT TO SING at the Hart Theater, LIFE'S LAYERS at the Aaron Davis Theater, SEARCHIN' 4 A SHOW at the Tallahassee-Leon Civic Center, EL HAJJ MALIK at the Live Oak Theater, and the DUTCHMAN & CLARA'S OLD MAN at the Oakland Playhouse. He has directed the Summer Youth Performance Workshop at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater for four consecutive years. He has also written and directed children's theater for the Theater Workshop, Newark Community School of the Arts, and Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Stovall has been a teacher for over thirty years. Some of his faculty positions include Queens College, City College of New York, Newark Community School of the Arts, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Theatre Workshop of Irvington New Jersey, Lincoln Center Performing Arts Inc., The Center For Theatre Techniques, Local 237 Teamsters Retiree Division, Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre and Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts, Inc.

He is also a produced playwright, a journalist, a published poet, and has been a lecturer/motivational speaker in various colleges, prisons and for many national organizations since the mid-sixties.

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