Geoffrey Holder
Biographical Information
Born August 20th, 1930
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died October 5th, 2014
New York City, New York, United States
Productions House of Flowers as The Champion
Annie as Punjab
Recordings House of Flowers (original cast recording)
Annie (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Bass

Geoffrey Holder is an American actor and musician.


Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, he trained as a dancer and was a teacher with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, after which time he appeared in Waiting for Godot.

Holder made his screen in 1962's All Night Long and made a memorable appearance as Baron Samedi in Live and Let Die. He also appeared in the film Boomerang and provided the voice of Ray in Bear in the Big Blue House. Holder also won two Tony Awards for direction and costume design on The Wiz.

Holder passed away in 2014.


As well as singing several songs from The Little Mermaid at 62nd Academy Awards, Holder performed a number of times on screen and stage, onstage as The Champion in House of Flowers and onscreen as Punjab in 1982's Annie.


Annie (1982)Edit

  • We Got Annie (contains solo lines)
  • Finale


House of Flowers (1954)(originated the role)Edit

  • Bamboo Cage (contains solo lines)
  • Bamboo Cage (reprise)
  • Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree (Reprise)

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