Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker
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Nicole Ari Parker, who starred on Broadway last season in A Streetcar Named Desire, will receive The Spirit Award at the 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, to be held at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood on Monday, November 5, at 6pm.

Additional honorees include veteran actor James Pickens, Jr., who will receive The Lifetime Achievement Award; producers Stephen Byrd & Alia M. Jones (Front Row Productions), who will pick up The Trailblazer Award; and Willis Edwards, who receives The Humanitarian Award.

The event will feature musical performances by Tichina Arnold and Shoshana Bean. Celebrity presenters will include Samuel L. Jackson, Blair Underwood, Kate Burton, Judy Reyes, Richard Roundtree, Victoria Rowell, Nadine Velazquez, Jamie Kennedy, Clifford Smith, LisaRaye McCoy, Tonya Pinkins, Brian White, Rochelle Aytes, Vicci Martinez, Russell Hornsby, Selita Ebanks, ToryKittles, and Nadine Ellis.

Click here for TheaterMania's previous story on NAACP Theatre Award nominations.

For more information, visit www.naacptheatreawards.com.