Theatre History Podcast # 19
Jeremy Morris on His New Play About Vaudeville Performer Bert Williams, The Top of Bravery
Bert Williams was one of the most important African-American performers in the history of the American stage. He became one of the first African-American superstars and starred in what was arguably the first African-American plays on Broadway. Now, actor and playwright Jeremy Morris is sharing Williams’s story in a new play, The Top of Bravery.
- Find out more about Jeremy’s play, The Top of Bravery.
- Explore the New York Public Library’s research collection on Williams, and search for images of him through their online portal.
- Listen to one of Bert Williams’s biggest hits, “Nobody” (a song about which he came to have decidedly mixed feelings).