Billie Allen

Born January 13, 1925 in Richmond, VA; died December, 29 in Manhattan, NYC.

Billie Allen attended Hampton Institute, now Hampton University then came to New York to study dance and acting. “On the Town” was her first Broadway musical with many others to follow. She studied acting and directing with Lee Strasburg, Lloyd Richards and Howard Clerman. Some of her Broadway credits include: Raisin in the Sun, Blues for Mr Charlie, Critic Choice. Off Broadway: Mamba’s Daughter with Ethel Waters, Summer stock; Journey into Shakespeare at Berkshire Theatre Festival

She was a founding member of Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and League of Professional Theatre Women, in NYC. Sat on the advisory board of The Cherry Lane Theatre, AMAS Musical Theatre, New Federal Theatre, Riverside Theatre & Womens Project. She served on the advisory committee of American Theatre Wing and was an active member of TONY Administrator committee.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Director Bargaining Thing 1975-76 Season