Felicia P. Fields biography
Felicia P. Fields
At Writers Theatre: Pearl's Rollin' with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Felicia is more than excited to return to Writers Theatre after post-pandemic runs in Blues in the Night at Porchlight Music Theatre and Intimate Apparel at Northlight Theatre. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway and a 2006 Theatre World Award, two Broadway. com awards, an NAACP nomination and the award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Sophisticated Ladies. Other theatre credits include productions at Northlight Theatre (She and E. Faye Butler's review of Let the Good Times Roll), Writers Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Milwaukee Rep, The Broadway Playhouse and the Goodman Theatre. She has performed throughout the country in the musical Nothin' but the Blues. Television/film credits include Slice with Chance the Rapper, Save the Last Dance, Who Gets the Dog, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Bad Judge (NBC), Sense8 (Netflix), Early Edition (CBS), The Knights of Prosperity (ABC) and many commercials/voice-overs to date. She is the recipient of a Clarence Dewitt Award, many Joseph Jefferson nominations and won the Jeff award for her performances in Sophisticated Ladies. Governor Quinn declared July 24th Felicia P. Fields Day. She would like to thank and acknowledge her family for all their support, especially her grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jaden, Chrissy, and Lauryn, and her fosters, Juju and Gordo. Special thanks to Randy Myler and Dan Wheetman for helping her further her blues journey.
[Bio as of July 2022]