Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: BRITT HANCOCK

April 14
10:26 AM 2012


Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known-thespians. And have you ever wondered who  the amazing photographers are who make thEm Look damn good? We're gonna tell ya...

Today's actor/subject/model is the handsome and talented Britt Hancock, a frequent leading man at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse and on national tours, photographed by Robert Mannis in New York City.

Among Britt's most notable credits:

-          National Tour of Young Frankenstein (Kemp/Hermit)

-          National Tour of The Producers (Roger DeBris)

-          National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone

-          National Tour of Hairspray

Recent Cumberland County Playhouse credits include:

-          Chicago (Billy Flynn - First Night Top 11 of '11)

-          Brigadoon (Tommy - BroadwayWorld.com Award/ First Night Top 10 of '10)

-          Oklahoma! (Jud)

-          She Loves Me (Kodaly)

-           A Little Night Music (Carl-Magnus),

-          Camelot (Arthur)

-           Upcoming - The Music Man (Harold Hill)



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Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: BRITT HANCOCK

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Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: BRITT HANCOCK

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.


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