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MIKE MALONE

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
FULL PROFESSOR Howard University, Department of Theatre Arts
COORDINATOR Musical Theatre Program
ARTS DEAN
Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts


CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION

Television

FAME, MGM-UA Producers, 1983-84 Season: A Friend in Need; 1984-85 Season (6 Episodes): Indian Summer, Czech Mate, Spontaneous Combustion, Blizzard, the Return of Dr. Scorpio, The Ballad of Ray Claxton.

3, 2, 1, CONTACT, Building episode, choreography segment; Children’s Television Network, New York City, New York, 1982.


Stage

2000
BLACK BROADWAY Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, D.C.

1999
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, D.C.

1998
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, D.C
BLACK NATIVITY John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
GOSPEL AT CARTER BARRON Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C.
SHUFFLE ALONG The In Series Washington, DC

1997
BLACK BROADWAY The Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
BLACK NATIVITY John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C., Jelliff Theatre Cleveland, OH
JELLY’S LAST JAM Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C., Jelliff Theatre Cleveland, OH
MOTOWN REVUE Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C.

1996
BLACK NATIVITY Karamu House, Cleveland, OH
CINDERELLA Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C.

1995
BLACK NATIVITY John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.,  Karamu House Cleveland, OH
DON’T BOTHER ME I CAN’T COPE Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, D.C.
PANAMA LIMITED BLUES Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, D.C.
STORIES WE TELL Eastern High School Washington, D.C.
WHERE EAGLES FLY Lincoln Theatre Washington, D.C.

1994
ABYSSINIA Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
BLACK NATIVITY John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C., Karamu House Cleveland, OH
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Lincoln Theatre Washington, D.C., Dunbar Theatre Baltimore, MD
E-MAN Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
GOD’S TROMBONES Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
MEN & WOMEN OF GOSPEL John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
SEPIA STAGES John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
STEVIE WONDER/DEBBIE ALLEN Duke Ellington School Washington, D.C.
BENEFIT FOR THE ELLINGTON SCHOOL

1993
BREAKFAST IN HARLEM D.C. Public Schools Washington, D.C.
GOD’S TROMBONES Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
MAHALIA’S SONG WHMM – Howard Univ. Washington, D.C.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.

1992
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ Center Stage/Penn State University of PA
BUBBLIN’ BROWN SUGAR Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
DREAMGIRLS Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C., Shouson Theatre Hong Kong
SWING MIKADO Karamu House Cleveland, OH

1991
BLACK NATIVITY Midwest USA Tour
DREAMGIRLS Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.
LORD, I’M COMING HOME Cramton Auditorium Washington, D.C.

1990
BLACK NATIVITY Midwest USA Tour
THE CHURCH OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW Fletcher-Johnson Aud. Washington, D.C.
THE WIZ Tawes Theatre/Univ of MD College Park, MD

1989
BLACK NATIVITY Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Dayton, OH
EVERYMAN Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.
JUMP FOR JOY Duke Ellington School Washington, D.C.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL Studio Theatre Washington, D.C.
LONG TONGUES (Saxophone Opera) Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.
LORD I’M COMING HOME Takoma Theatre Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.
WAIT ‘TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.


1988
BLACK NATIVITY Karamu House Cleveland, OH
THE COLORED MUSEUM Studio Theatre Washington, D.C., St. Louis Black Rep. St. Louis, MO
DREAMGIRLS Karamu House Cleveland, OH
COMING FORTH INTO DAY Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Dayton, OH

1987
BUBBLIN’ BROWN SUGAR Duke Ellington School Washington, D.C., St. Louis Black Rep. St. Louis, MO
DAYBREAK DREAMS Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.
LIZA John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
(Excerpt) THE MUSIC MAN Arena Stage Washington, D.C.
(Scenes) (Non-Traditional Casting Symposium)
TROUBAVARI Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Dayton, OH

1986
BLACK NATIVITY Theatre of Universal Images Newark, NJ
JACK: A MUSICAL FANTASY Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.
PEACE CHILD: USSR/USA Peach Child Foundation USSR/USA, Soviet Minister of Culture 15 City Tour
TOUR OF BEIJING CHINA Dance Union Washington, D.C.

1985
BLACK NATIVITY Crossroads Theatre New Brunswick, NJ, Symphony Hall Newark, NJ
MULTI ARTS PRODUCTION Duke Ellington School Washington, D.C.
THE LATE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ Arena Stage Washington, D.C.
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.
THE WINTER’S TALE Ira Aldridge Theater Washington, D.C.

1984
GEECHIES Dance Theatre Workshop New York, NY
MAHALIA’S SONG Victory Theatre Dayton, OH
TAKE ME ALONG (Jump for Joy) Richard Allen Center New York, NY
(Geraldine Fitzgerald, Co-Director)

1983
BLACK NATIVITY Afro-American Cultural Center Buffalo, NY, Cleveland Theatre Assoc. Cleveland, OH
BLACK NATIVITY/BLACK GOSPEL Holland, LTD. (Producer) International Tour
BLACK GOSPEL Richard Allen Center/ International Tour New York, NY
SPIRIT SONGS Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.

1982
EYES Karamu House Cleveland, OH
RIBBON IN THE SKY Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.

1981
BLACK NATIVITY Cleveland Theatre Assoc. Cleveland, OH
Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company Milwaukee, WI
BREAKFAST IN HARLEM Karamu House Cleveland, OH
ON TOBY TIME Karamu House Cleveland, OH
THE COTTON CLUB REVIEW Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.
THE WIZ Karamu House Cleveland, OH

1980
BONES Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C., Karamu House Cleveland, OH
CONFESSION STONE Karamu House Cleveland, OH
ON TOBY TIME Karamu House Cleveland, OH

1979
CONFESSION STONE Theatre-Off-Park New York, NY

1974-75
OWEN’S SONG John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
(Glenda Dickerson, Co-Director)
OWEN’S SONG D.C. Black Repertory Company Washington, D.C.


1968
THE GREAT WHITE HOPE Alvin Theatre New York, NY, Arena Stage Washington, D.C. 1968-’67

STAGE CHOREOGRAPHY


1996
OLYMPIC SOCCER RFK Stadium Washington, D.C., OPENING CEREMONIES

1982
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Karamu House Cleveland, OH
SHANGO DE IMA/SHANGO DIASPORA Karamu House Cleveland, OH


1980
WORKING Karamu House Cleveland, OH
REGGAE Broadway New York, NY
DADDY GOODNESS National Theatre Washington, D.C.

 1979
(Pre-Broadway)
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP Theatre in the Park Philadelphia, PA

PLAYWRIGHT
GOD’S TROMBONES Adaptation/ Washington, D.C.

1994
DC ART/WORKS
SPIRIT SONGS Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.

1983
RIBBON IN THE SKY Everyman Street Theatre Company Washington, D.C.

1982
BREAKFAST IN HARLEM Karamu House Cleveland, OH

1981
LANGSTON Lincoln Center New York, NY

1979
WETA-TV Washington, D.C.
PUTTIN’ ON THE MASK Lincoln Center New York, NY
PUTTIN’ ON THE MASK John F. Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.

1978

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ARTS ADMINISTRATOR

Program Consultant : Present
Young Audiences, Washington, D.C.

Interim Artistic Director: 1998-97 Season, May – October 1997
Karamu House, Cleveland, OH. (Two (2) performance spaces)
Artistic Director: 1992 – Present
Washington Theatrical Society (formerly, Takoma Players), Washington, D.C.
Artistic Director: 1988 – 1985
Lincoln Theatre Foundation Performing Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
Program Director: 1987
ARTS/DC – The Metropolitan Washington Labor Agency sponsored Work Experience Classroom
Performing Arts Ensemble; JTPA, Washington, D.C.
Expansion Arts Program On-Site Evaluator: 1986.
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
International Children’s Festival Panelist: 1986
Fairfax County Council of the Arts, Fairfax, VA.
Artistic Director: 1986 – 1983
Young Audiences of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Associate Artistic Director: 1985-1983
Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art, New York, NY.
Opera-Music Theatre Program On-Site Evaluator: 1984
National Endowment for the Arts Washington, D.C.
Director of Performing Arts: 1982 – 1977
Karamu House, Cleveland, OH.
Co-Founder & Artistic Director: 1978 – 1971.
DC Black Repertory Dance Company, Washington, D.C.
Co-Founder & Director: 1977 – 1968
Workshops for Careers in the Arts, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Co-Founder & Artistic Director: 1976 – 1974
Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.


PUBLIC SERVICE

Co-Host Andre Watts Benefit , DC Arts Education Foundation 1996

Member, Living Stage Theatre Anniversary Celebration Board of Advisors
Speaker B’Nai Birth, Operation Understanding 1995
Dance Panelist MD State Council on the Arts, Baltimore, MD

Dance Panelist DC Commission on the Arts, Washington, D.C. 1995
Panel Member National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Panel Member Arts Touring Program, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Board Member Cultural Alliance of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Member Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Promotion of the Arts and Economic Development, Washington, D.C.
Dance Panelist DC Commission on the Arts, Washington, D.C. 1994
Dance Panelist DC Commission on the Arts, Washington, D.C. 1993
Judge Source Theatre Festival, Washington, D.C. 1991
Program Panelist Dance Arts Expansion Organizational Development Grant, 1988-‘87 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Speaker Symposium "Dance in 18th Century American", National Museum of American History
of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1986
Dance Panelist DC Commission on the Arts, Washington, D.C. 1985
Participant "New Alliance for Music Theatre", Sixth Annual Colloquium of the National Opera Institute
1983
Board Member The Ellington Fund, Washington, D.C. 1982-present
Board Member Ohio Association of Dance Companies 1982-‘81
Grants Panelist Opera-Music Theatre Program, National Endowment for the Arts 1982-’80 Washington, D.C.
Panelist Theatre Panel, Ohio Arts Council 1978-‘77
Board Member Workshops for Careers in the Arts 1977
Chairman DC Bicentennial Dance Task Force, Washington, D.C. 1976-‘75
Consultant Program for Gifted Children, US Department of Health Education and Welfare
1975
Dance Panelist DC Commission on the Arts, Washington, D.C. 1974

AWARDS AND HONORS
HONORARY CITIZEN City of Baltimore, MD 1998
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR Helen Hayes Award Nomination 1996
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL BLACK NATIVITY, Kennedy Center
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR Helen Hayes Award Nomination 1995
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL GOD’S TROMBONES, Ira Aldridge Theater
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP Grants-in-Aid, DC Commission on the Arts 1994
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A MUSICAL
 Helen Hayes Award, SPUNK, Studio Theatre 1994
BEST MUSICAL Keefer Awards for Excellence in the Theatre 1993
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL Cleveland, OH
OUTSTANDING SERVICES Dance in the District, Washington, D.C. 1992
MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities 1989
INDIVIDUAL ARTIST’S GRANT DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities 1987
MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD DC NOMINATION Commission on the Arts & Humanities
HONORARY MEMBER Pittsburgh Club of Washington, D.C. 1986
AFRICAN HERITAGE DANCERS AWARD 1985
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Monumental Academy of the Arts
THE SOCIETY/ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN THE ARTS
MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD DC NOMINATION
 Commission on the Arts & Humanities 1985
CLEVELAND CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 1982
THE DUKE ELLINGTON ARTS AWARD for contributions to the arts and education Washington, D.C.
1981
CLEVELAND CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 1979
CINE GOLDEN EAGLE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE CLEVELAND CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 1978
CINE GOLDEN EAGLE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
EMMY NOMINATION ELLINGTON LIVE
FOR BEST SPECIAL (Writer, Director, Choreographer)
EMMY NOMINATION ORPHEUS 1977
FOR BEST SPECIAL
(Writer, Director, Choreographer)
EMMY NOMINATION GENESIS, JUBA, AND OTHER JEWELS: 1976
FOR BEST SPECIAL A Song-Step of Black America
(Writer, Director, Choreographer)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
M.A., Theatre, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (Coursework completed)
M.A., French Literature, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 1967
B.S., French, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1964


UNION AFFILIATION

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (Non-Active)


LISTED IN

CONTEMPORARY BLACK AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS & THEIR PLANS: A BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTOR AND DRAMATIC INDEX, Bernard L. Peterson, Jr., Greenwood Press.
THE BLACK TRADITION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN DANCE
, Richard Long, Knopf.
WASHINGTON NOW
, Kiplinger.
 


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