A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Charles S. Dutton has a career spanning theater, television, and film, and is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He created the lead roles in three of August Wilson’s early plays, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Jo…
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Charles S. Dutton has a career spanning theater, television, and film, and is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He created the lead roles in three of August Wilson’s early plays, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Jo Turner’s Come and Gone,” and “The Piano Lesson.”
He received multiple award nominations, including the Tony for Best Actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Piano Lesson.” He was also nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of “The Piano Lesson.”
Dutton starred in and executive produced the Fox comedy/drama Roc, produced by HBO, for which he received several NAACP Image Award nominations. He has numerous television credits, including the miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan, The 60’s, Deadlock, and Aftershock. His episodic appearances include House, The Sopranos, and the HBO series Oz, among others. He won Emmys for his guest starring roles in Without a Trace and The Practice. He can be seen most recently in guest star roles on top shows Criminal Minds and American Horror Story.
He is a veteran of numerous feature films such as Aliens 3; Menace II Society; Rudy; A Low Down Dirty Shame; Cry, Beloved Country; Nick of Time; A Time to Kill; Get on the Bus; Cookie’s Fortune (for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination); Gothika; Secret Window; and the 2008 John Sayles feature Honeydripper. In just the past year Dutton starred in two features, Universal’s The Express, Lakeshore’s Fame, and Screen Gems feature Legion with Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid. He also stars in the recent Sundance selection LUV.
He made his directorial debut in 1997 with the HBO movie First Time Felon. He also directed the award-winning HBO miniseries The Corner, for which he received a 2001 Best Director Emmy. His feature film directorial debut was the 2004 Paramount film Against the Ropes. In 2006 he directed multiple episodes of the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, for which he received a DGA Award nomination. Most recently he directed the Lifetime movie Racing for Time and the pilot Under for A&E.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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