Tobias Truvillion Stars as Percival Nash in Playwright Layon Gray’s Award-Winning “Black Angels Over Tuskegee”

 

 

Referred to by the New York Times as “inspirational and uplifting” and “tough to resist,” ‘Black Angels Over Tuskegee’ is a play that illuminates the immense heroism of the first African-American military aviators in the United States Army Air Force. The mesmerizing off-Broadway production, written and directed by Layon Gray, won the 2009 NAACP Award for “Best Ensemble” and the Artistic Director Achievement Award for “Best Play.” The narrative examines the airmen’s struggle, courage, resilience, and stoicism while fighting for America under the reign of the Jim Crow laws during World War II.

 


 
 

Never one to stray from his theatrical roots, Tobias Truvillion was enthralled to earn a role in Black Angels as acclaimed Tuskegee Airman Percival Nash. On March 24, 2011, Tobias appeared with Gray and cast at the New York Stock Exchange opening bell ceremony to promote the thought-provoking production. During the 2011 New York City Veterans Day Parade, Tobias was equally humbled at the opportunity to ride down 5th Avenue on a float alongside several of the original Tuskegee Airmen. And Extra was on the scene to capture the iconic and heartfelt moment.

 

 

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