Reed Birney Biography

Date of Birth: September 11, 1954 (62)
Birth Place: Alexandria, VA, USA
Gender: Male

Reed Birney won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. He made his New York debut at Playwrights Horizons in 1976 in Gemini. He's also appeared there in Herself As Lust (1982), An Imaginary Life (1994), The Butterfly Collection (2000), Pen (2006), The Savannah Disputation (2009) and last season's Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie, Drama Desk awards). Other New York appearances include Tigers Be Still (Roundabout), Blasted (Soho Rep); Stuff Happens (The Public, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble); Our Leading Lady (MTC); Bug (Barrow Street); Loose Knit, The Family of Mann (Second Stage); The Common Pursuit (Promenade); Volunteer Man (Rattlestick); Bedfellows (Bat Theatre); and Minor Demons, The Exact Center of the Universe (Century Center). Regional includes The Lisbon Traviata (Seattle Rep) and the world premiere of Neil Simon's Hotel Suite (Walnut Street). TV work includes episodes of "Gossip Girl," "Kings" and "My Generation."

Reed Birney Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, You Got Older
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed BirneyUncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Special Award
Reed Birney, Reed Birney
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney The Dream of the Burning Boy
 
Obie Awards - 2010 - Performance
Reed Birney, Circle Mirror Transformation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Blasted
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Sustained Excellence of Performance
Reed Birney
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance
Reed Birney, Bug

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