THE HUMANS' Reed Birney Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role - Play
His Broadway credits include GEMINI, PICNIC and CASA VALENTINA (Tony Award nomination). Off-Broadway credits include 'Blasted', 'Circle Mirror Transformation,' 'Uncle Vanya' and 'I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard' (Drama Desk nomination)
His TV credits include 'House of Cards', 'The Blacklist' and 'Girls'
He is the recipient of the 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, a 2011 Special Drama Desk Award honoring his career and the Richard Seff Award form Actors' Equity.
The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, The Humans, began performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and opened officially on Thursday, February 18. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, the play featured its entire acclaimed current Off-Broadway cast.
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed - then shoved - into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic.
Photo: Walter McBride
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