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Ato Blankson-Wood

 
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2022 (???)
Bio:
Broadway: Hair, Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: Slave Play (NYTW; Lortel nomination); The Total Bent (The Public; Drama League, Lortel noms.); Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Public Works); Transfers (MCC); Antigone in Ferguson (Harlem Stage); O, Earth (Foundry Theatre); Iphigenia in Aulis (CSC). ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 08, 2022
Date of Death: August 08, 2022 (0)

Bio:
Broadway: Hair, Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: Slave Play (NYTW; Lortel nomination); The Total Bent (The Public; Drama League, Lortel noms.); Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Public Works); Transfers (MCC); Antigone in Ferguson (Harlem Stage); O, Earth (Foundry Theatre); Iphigenia in Aulis (CSC). ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2022
Edmund Tyrone
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2021
Gary [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Gary
  [Off-Broadway]
American Premiere at Lincoln Center, 2019
Dembe
  [Off-Broadway]
NYTW Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2018
Gary
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Orsino
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Public Works Production, 2017
Orlando
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Marty Roy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Tyllus
  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Member of the Tribe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Member of the Tribe
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Tribe

Photos

Ato Blankson-Wood and Rebecca Naomi Jones (center), and the company  Photo

Ato Blankson-Wood and Rebecca Naomi Jones (center), and the company

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Date:
07/28/2022
 Ato Blankson-Wood, Bill Camp, Jason Bowen, and Elizabeth Marvel Photo

Ato Blankson-Wood, Bill Camp, Jason Bowen, and Elizabeth Marvel

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Date:
01/21/2022
Elizabeth Marvel and Ato Blankson-Wood  Photo

Elizabeth Marvel and Ato Blankson-Wood

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Date:
01/21/2022
Jason Bowen and Ato Blankson-Wood Photo

Jason Bowen and Ato Blankson-Wood

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Date:
01/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2022
Edmund Tyrone

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2021
Gary [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Gary

  [Off-Broadway]
American Premiere at Lincoln Center, 2019
Dembe

  [Off-Broadway]
NYTW Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2018
Gary

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Orsino

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Public Works Production, 2017
Orlando

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Marty Roy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Tyllus

  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Member of the Tribe

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Member of the Tribe

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Tribe

Ato Blankson-Wood Biography

Broadway: Hair, Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: Slave Play (NYTW; Lortel nomination); The Total Bent (The Public; Drama League, Lortel noms.); Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Public Works); Transfers (MCC); Antigone in Ferguson (Harlem Stage); O, Earth (Foundry Theatre); Iphigenia in Aulis (CSC). Film/TV: What is Life Worth?, BlacKkKlansman, The Kindergarten Teacher, Detroit, It‚Äôs Kind of a Funny Story, ‚ÄúWhen They See Us‚ÄĚ (Netflix), ‚ÄúThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‚ÄĚ (Amazon), ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs Gotta Have It‚ÄĚ (Netflix), ‚ÄúThe Good Fight‚ÄĚ (CBS). Member of The Actors Center. Education: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama.

Ato Blankson-Wood Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Rolling Stone
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Total Bent
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Total Bent

Ato Blankson-Wood News

Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week Photo Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT on Wednesday, August 10. Continuing the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater, Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30.

Wake Up With BWW 7/29: First Look at the German Cast of HAMILTON, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/29: First Look at the German Cast of HAMILTON, and More!
by - Jul 29, 2022

Today's top stories include a first look at the German cast of Hamilton as they perform 'The Schuyler Sisters'. Plus, go inside the first performance of Kinky Boots off-Broadway, and more!

Photos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shake Photo Photos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

See the Public Works community in rehearsal for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of AS YOU LIKE IT, beginning performances on August 10. The show officially opens on August 30 and runs through September 11. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Ato Blankson-Wood, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More to Take Part in Broadway Advocacy Coa Photo Ato Blankson-Wood, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More to Take Part in Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Arts in Action Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Ato Blankson-Wood (Tony nominee Slave Play), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde), Nora Schell (Jagged Little Pill) and Kara Young (Tony nominee Clyde’s) will take part in Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Arts in Action Festival, set to take place at 7pm on Sunday, July 24 at the Manhattan School of Music.

Wake Up With BWW 7/7: STRANGER THINGS Stage Play in the Works, First Look at & JULIET Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/7: STRANGER THINGS Stage Play in the Works, First Look at & JULIET, and More!
by - Jul 7, 2022

Today's top stories include a real-life couple playing opposite one another in Company! Jeff Kready will temporarily take on the role of David, opposite his real-life wife Nikki Renee Daniels, who plays Jenny. Plus, a new Stranger Things stage play is in the works, get a first look at Broadway-bound & Juliet, and more!

Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Darius de Haas & More to Star in AS YOU LIKE  Photo Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Darius de Haas & More to Star in AS YOU LIKE IT at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT, closing out the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and more.

Ato Blankson-Wood Joins New Musical Pilot HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER on Hulu Photo Ato Blankson-Wood Joins New Musical Pilot HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER on Hulu
by Michael Major - May 26, 2022

Tony Award-nominee Ato Blankson-Wood has joined the cast of History of a Pleasure Seeker, a new musical series pilot on Hulu. Blankson-Wood will join Carla Woodcock, Callum Kerr, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Olumide Olorunfemi, and Bebe Bettencourt in the upcoming project.

Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases! Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

This May, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums, concerts, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary on HBO to new additions to Feinstein's/54 Below's concert livestream slate, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

54 Celebrates HEAR YOUR SONG: Broadway Stars Sing Songs By Kids, Featuring Liz Callaw Photo 54 Celebrates HEAR YOUR SONG: Broadway Stars Sing Songs By Kids, Featuring Liz Callaway, Ato Blankson-Wood, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Celebrates Hear Your Song: Broadway Stars Sing Songs By Kids, a benefit concert for the national nonprofit Hear Your Song, on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 7 pm.

Audible Releases Six Theater Originals Featuring Lili Taylor, Corey Stoll and More Photo Audible Releases Six Theater Originals Featuring Lili Taylor, Corey Stoll and More
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, today announced a new slate of Audible Original theater titles, debuting exclusively on Audible on March 3, 2022. These titles continue to deliver the theater experience to a wider audience, through audio.

Ato Blankson-Wood Videos

VIDEO: The Stars of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Visit Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: The Stars of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Visit Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 12, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he catches up with two of the stars of Audible Theater's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Ato Blankson-Wood and Jason Bowen. 

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Audible Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from Audible Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2022

Audible Theater’s new production of Eugene O’Neill epic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, is now in performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre through February 20 only.

BWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE VideoBWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE PLAY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 8, 2020

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which just concluded its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre in January. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, rocked the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.

BWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and T VideoBWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and Tell the Secrets of SLAVE PLAY!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 15, 2019

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which plays through January 19 at the Golden Theatre. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, has been rocking the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.

VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Rihanna, and Making Theatre More Affordable VideoVIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Rihanna, and Making Theatre More Affordable on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris was a guest on Last Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his Broadway show, Slave Play. During the interview, Harris talks about his love for Rihanna, her music in Slave Play, and receiving texts from her during the show. Harris also talks to host Seth Meyers about how he wants to make Broadway more affordable and how he scams people to get free tickets to theater shows.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY on Broadway with Jeremy O. Harris & Mor VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY on Broadway with Jeremy O. Harris & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2019

The best of Broadway gathered at the Golden Theatre last night, October 6, to celebrate the arrival of Slave Play, the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, opens tonight, October 6, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Broadway World was there for the big night and we're taking you inside the festivities below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lincoln Center Theater's THE ROLLING STONE VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lincoln Center Theater's THE ROLLING STONE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater presents the American premiere of The Rolling Stone, a new play by Chris Urch, directed by Saheem Ali, beginning previews Thursday, June 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). The Rolling Stone's cast of six will feature Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom. Opening night is Monday, July 15.

BWW TV: The Blue Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte T VideoBWW TV: The Blue Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2018

See first-look footage of the Red Cast, currently featured in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park!

BWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at th VideoBWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2018

Check out the first footage of the multi-cast Public Works production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, currently running at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. See the Red Cast in action below!

BWW TV: What's MCC's TRANSFERS All About? The Cast Explains! VideoBWW TV: What's MCC's TRANSFERS All About? The Cast Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 3, 2018

MCC Theater will soon present the fourth show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere production of Transfers, written by MCC Theater's Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director and Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, and directed by Jackson Gay.


Ato Blankson-Wood Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ato Blankson-Wood been in?
Ato Blankson-Wood has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Ato Blankson-Wood been in?
Ato Blankson-Wood has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ato Blankson-Wood's first West End show?
Ato Blankson-Wood's first West End show was Hair which opened in 2010

What awards has Ato Blankson-Wood been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Rolling Stone , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Slave Play , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Slave Play Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Total Bent and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for The Total Bent .