Duncan, Todd

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Duncan was an African American baritone singer who originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess. Duncan toured until 1965 and acted in two films, Syncopation and Unchained. In retirement he gave private vocal instructions.

From the description of Todd Duncan papers, 1912-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 693782612

American baritone.

From the description of An oral history interview with Todd Duncan / conducted by Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Washington, DC, 1991 May 2 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122574742

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Lawrence, William, 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
associatedWith Matthews, Inez. person
associatedWith Paton, Alan. person
associatedWith Sherry, Peggy Meyer, person
associatedWith Wachsman, Robert A. person
associatedWith Wagner, Frederick, person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
African American actors
African Americans
African American singers
African American theater
Baritones (Singers)
Musical theater



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