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Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Nomination of Edwin Lee Gibson for Best Lead Performance in "Fetch Clay, Make Man"

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) recently unveiled its 2023 nominees for Theatrical Excellence, with a notable mention of Edwin Lee Gibson for his outstanding portrayal in Fetch Clay, Make Man at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. 

Mr. Gibson, renowned Obie Award and SAG Award winner (The Bear), has been nominated for Best Lead Performance for his portrayal of Stepin Fetchit (the stage name for Lincoln Perry) in Will Power’s gripping drama, Fetch Clay, Make Man. This production, directed by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen, and presented by the Centre Theatre Group and LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company, mesmerized audiences during its 2023 run at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California. 

Upon receiving news of his nomination, Mr. Gibson expressed his gratitude, stating, "It's an immense honor to be recognized by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for my work in 'Fetch Clay, Make Man.' Bringing Stepin Fetchit's complex character to life was both challenging and deeply rewarding. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a powerful production." 

The LADCC Awards ceremony will adopt an innovative approach this year, with winners announced during a live simulcast on Instagram ( and Facebook ( on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 8 pm PDT. This virtual event, spearheaded by LADCC Awards Chair Tracey Paleo, marks a historic milestone for the organization, offering free access to viewers worldwide. 

"We are excited to celebrate theatrical excellence in a new and inclusive manner," says LADCC President Jonas Schwartz-Owen. "The unprecedented number of nominations this year reflects the richness and diversity of talent within our vibrant theater community." 

For more information and updates on the LADCC Awards, visit

Mr. Gibson is represented by Tash Moseley Management and Artists & Representatives.


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