Phillip Bernard Smith
Phillip Bernard Smith, a native of Winston-Salem North Carolina, joined the North Carolina Black Repertory Company in 1992 when the late founder Larry Leon Hamlin cast and directed him in Jeff Stetson’s play, The Meeting. As a member of the company he performed in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, Celebrations: An African Odyssey and Big Mama and Nem at the 1993 National Black Theatre Festival. His theatre credits include The Piano Lesson, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Home, The Whipping Man, The Mountaintop, The Royale, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Once On This Island, A Gospel at Colonus, The Color Purple, Blues In The Night, Porgy and Bess and Cold Mountain (NC Opera). Phillip has won numerous awards including the 2017 Cantey Award for The Whipping Man.