Actor, Writer, Director | Emmy Award-Winner | Tony Award Nominated
Obba Babatundé is well known and recognized in the entertainment industry for his stellar 4 1/2 decade’s long career as an actor, singer, musician, dancer, director, writer and producer. Amongst Obba’s many professional awards and nominations is his; Daytime Emmy Award win, his Tony-Award nomination for his role as ‘C.C. White,’ in the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls,” the Best Actor NAACP Image Award, a Primetime Emmy nomination for his role in the HBO movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” his multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards and his induction into the Black Music Hall of Fame . . . just to name a few. Obba is equally as proud of his philanthropic and entrepreneurial endeavors and his lifelong commitment to social responsibility and the youth. He continues to bridge his artistic life with mentorship and philanthropy to effect change that will impact, motivate, as well as educate and inspire intergenerational masses. Obba often says “Your do is not your who. Your do is how you affect change in your life. Your who is how you affect change in someone else’s life.”
Obba believes there is great power in aligning himself with mission-driven organizations such as Get Empowered! whose purpose is to uplift, unify, and empower children, communities and companies to promote positive change, learning and development, and social responsibility. He does this through traveling around the country, providing keynote speaking, leadership development, strategy coaching and master classes. Thereby harnessing the capacity multicultural arts has to promote diversity-inclusion, mindfulness and harmony. Obba believes that is it important through the use of education, the Arts and economics – in today’s society, to help develop fully realized human beings.