Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: DANNY PROCTOR


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 all over the freakin' world-thespians. And have you ever wondered who the amazing photographers are who make them look so damn good? We're gonna tell ya...

Today's actor/subject/model is the handsome, talented and very busy 2011 First Night Honoree Danny Proctor, photographed by Dean Dixon.

Among his credits:

The Imaginary Invalid (Argan)
Love! Valour! Compassion! (Buzz)
Hello, Dolly
 (Horace Vandegelder)
The Trip to Bountiful (Ludie)
Driving Miss Daisy 
Could It Be Love
 at the Ryman (Ed)
Ain't we Got Fun 
NY Cast (Roscoe)
South Pacific
Rocket Boys: The Musical (Poppy Hickam, Ensemble)
Julius Caesar 
(Cicero, Pindarus)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
Arsenic and Old Lace 
Forever Plaid 
The Odd Couple (Felix)
A Moon for the Misbegotten (Phil Hogan)
Annie (Bert Healy, Harold Ickes)
A Scattered, Smothered & Covered Christmas (Danny Wayne)
Oklahoma (Ali Hakim)
Lady Windermere's Fan (Dumby)
Spirit: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch (James Johnston, Billy Wall)
1776 (The Courier)
The Fantasticks (El Gallo)
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus)


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Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: DANNY PROCTOR

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: DANNY PROCTOR

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: DANNY PROCTOR

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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, held during Labor Day Weekend, which honor outstanding theater artists in Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors. Midwinter's First Night, held the first Sunday in January after New Year's Day, honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. Further, Ellis directed the Nashville premiere of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show, with Ellis honored 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 The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.


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