Jefferson Mays

New York: Moe’s Lucky Seven (Playwrights Horizons); Lydie Breeze; Quills; Culture of Desire (New York Theatre Workshop); Orestes (En Garde Arts); Bella, Belle of Byelorussia (WPA). Regional: I Am My Own Wife, About Face Theatre (La Jolla Playhouse, Sundance Theatre Institute); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Misalliance, The Importance of Being Earnest, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Long Wharf Theatre); The Beauty Part (Yale Repertory); The Importance of Being Earnest, Not Suitable for Children, The Cherry Orchard (McCarter); Peter Pan, The Winter’s Tale, She Stoops to Conquer, The Woman in Black, The Lover, The Show-Off, Triumph of Love, Servant of Two Masters (Center Stage); Tartuffe, The Importance of Being Earnest, Fortinbras, Twelfth Night, Life During Wartime, Macbeth (La Jolla); Hamlet (San Diego Repertory); Miss Julie, Private Lives (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Outward Bound (Westport Country Playhouse). Film/television: Kinsey, Alfie, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, Cousin Bette, Low Life, Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, Hudson River Blues, Grey Night, Liberty!, Benjamin Franklin, The Federalist Papers. Awards: Obie (1994), Drama- Logue (1997), Patte (2001), Garland (2001). Education: Yale (B.A.), UCSD (M.F.A).

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Oslo Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 07/11/2016 Terje Rod-Larsen
2 Blood and Gifts Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/21/2011 Simon Craig
3 Measure for Measure The Duke on 42nd Street 02/14/2010 Duke Vincentio
4 I Am My Own Wife Playwrights Horizons 05/27/2003 N/A
5 Lydie Breeze, Parts I & II New York Theatre Workshop 05/04/2000 Jeremiah Grady
6 Culture of Desire New York Theatre Workshop 09/14/1998 N/A
7 Quills New York Theatre Workshop 11/03/1995 Abbe de Coulmier
8 Moe's Lucky Seven Playwrights Horizons 04/29/1994 Mokie
9 Bella, Belle of Byelorussia WPA Theatre 01/03/1992 Sergei/Vladivostok Jimmy
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Oslo Actor
2 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Blood and Gifts Actor
3 NOMINATED 2012 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Blood and Gifts Actor
4 NOMINATED 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Blood and Gifts Actor
5 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show I Am My Own Wife Actor
6 WON 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Solo Performance I Am My Own Wife Actor
7 WON 2004 Theatre World Award I Am My Own Wife Actor