Tonya Pinkins attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied theater, music, and dance. Leaving school, she moved to New York after landing a role in Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along," then went on to appear in "An Ounce Of Prevention," "Just Say No," "Caucasian Chalk Circle," and "Little Shop of Horrors" on the New York stage.
Tonya's portrayal of Sweet Anita in the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam" earned her a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Clarence Derwent Award. In the summer of 1994, during a hiatus from "All My Children," she starred as Mistress Ford in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
Tonya, who is divorced, is the mother of two sons, Myles and Maxx.
Tonya Pinkins' Scores
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|Aardvark||Apr 13, 2018||Abigail / Abigail||tbd|
|The Book of Henry||Jun 16, 2017||Principal Wilder / Principal Wilder||4.5|
|Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened||Nov 18, 2016||Herself||tbd|
|Fading Gigolo||Apr 18, 2014||Othella||5.9|
|Home||Nov 22, 2013||Esmin||tbd|
|Newlyweeds||Sep 18, 2013||Patrice||tbd|
|See No Evil, Hear No Evil||May 12, 1989||Leslie||tbd|
|Beat Street||Jun 8, 1984||Angela||tbd|