Meet the cast video series: Morocco Omari

In this ongoing series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 90: Meet Morocco Omar, who is making his DCPA debut playing film and football star Jim Brown in the Theatre Company’s “One Night in Miami.”

Omari is a Marine who, like Brown, is also a former football player (Jerry Rice had nothing on him, he says with a laugh). Omari, who played college ball for Jackson State, found his direction toward acting after returning from war. He talks about how serving and surviving afforded a second lease on life, and he acknowledges the gift by making an international trip abroad every year.

Omari also talks about performing on Broadway alongside Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman in David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones.

One Night in Miami is a powerful new play that imagines what occurred the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964. Video by John Moore and David Lenk. Run time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

One Night in Miami: Ticket information
Performances March 20 through April 19, 2015 
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Monday
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

More One Night in Miami cast videos:
Meet Morocco Omari
Meet Nik Walker
Meet Jason Delane
Meet William Oliver Watkins

Morocco Omari. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.
Morocco Omari, as Jim Brown, in rehearsal for the DCPA Theatre Company’s ‘One Night in Miami.’  Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Previous 2014-15 “Meet the Cast” episodes:
Leslie Alexander, A Christmas Carol
Joyce Cohen, Benediction
Amelia Marie Corrada, Benediction
Allen Dorsey, A Christmas Carol
Meet Adrian Egolf, Benediction
Donna English, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Charlie Franklin, Lord of the Flies

Patty Goble,The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sam Gregory, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Matthew Gumley, Lord of the Flies
Lenne Klingaman, Appoggiatura
Darrie Lawrence
, Appoggiatura
Eddie Lopez, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Beth Malone, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Nick Mills Appoggiatura
Paolo Montalban, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Burke Moses, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Linda Mugleston, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Rob Nagle, Appoggiatura
James Newcomb, Benediction
Leslie O’Carroll, A Christmas Carol, Benediction
Ben and Noah Radcliffe, Lord of the Flies
James Michael Reilly, A Christmas Carol
Socorro Santiago, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lesley Shires, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Gregory Isaac Stone, Lord of the Flies
Nance Williamson, Benediction