Dwight Baxter was born in Houston, Texas, educated at Purchase College of S.U.N.Y in New York, and trained at Pasty Swayze’s School of Dance and the Dance Theater of Harlem. He has a variety of performing arts backgrounds and experiences. He brought a striking vitality to the Broadway Tony Award winning shows he has performed in Treemonisha, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Guys and Dolls, Daddy Goodness, Three Musketeers, Grind, Woman of The Year and Ain’t Mis’Behavin. It was in Houston where he developed his stage craft in theatre by working with such directors as Harold Prince, Joe Layton, Billy Wilson, Israel Hicks, Lester Wilson, Michael Peters, Louis Johnson, George Faison, Kenny Ortega, Tony Charmoli and the great Bob Fosse.
Baxter’s television and film credits include The Wiz, Hair, Beat Street, Berry Gordy’s Last Dragon, Raquel Welch with Love, Cookie, True Identity, Cher: I Love New York, One Life to Live and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also has appeared in numerous of operas, music videos, and television commercials.