Micki Grant, a composer, playwright, singer and actress, died on Aug. 21, Sarkarijob has confirmed. She was 92.
Grant was recognized for changing into the primary lady to write down the guide, music and lyrics to a Broadway musical with Don’t Hassle Me I Can’t Cope, which she additionally starred in. She received a Grammy award for the rating and acquired Tony nominations for her work.
All through her profession, Grant was concerned in 17 theatrical productions, together with Your Arms Too Quick to Field With God and It’s So Good to Be Civilized. Grant additionally wrote the music and lyrics for J.E. Franklin’s Prodigal Sister and contributed further lyrics to Eubie! and Candy & Sizzling: The Songs of Harold Arlen.
As an actress, Grant made her Broadway debut in Langston Hughes’ Tambourines to Glory. She went on to carry out each on and off-Broadway all through her profession and acquired recognitions such because the Helen Hayes award for her efficiency as Sadie Delany within the play Having Our Say.
Moreover, Grant performed the position of legal professional Peggy Nolan on the daytime serial One other World, and had ongoing roles in Fringe of Night time and Guiding Gentle, in addition to a visitor position on All My Kids.
Amongst Grant’s directing credit, she helmed Two Ha Ha’s and a Homeboy at Crossroads Theater Firm, which starred Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
For her contribution to theater, Grant acquired a lifetime achievement award from the Dramatists Guild of America in 2012.
Grant is survived by her cousins Daryl Walker and Kimberly Eberhardt-Casteline, together with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Grant is anticipated to happen in September.