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Blair Underwood

 
Bio:
Blair may be best known as Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, which he played for seven years. He has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and one Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared as Andrew Garner on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Blair may be best known as Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, which he played for seven years. He has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and one Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared as Andrew Garner on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company's Original Broadway Production, 2020
Captain Richard Davenport
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Stanley Kowalski
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2005
Purlie
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Claudio

Blair Underwood Biography

Blair may be best known as Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, which he played for seven years. He has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and one Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared as Andrew Garner on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment, NBC's The Event., and ABC's Quantico.

Blair Underwood Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Blair Underwood, A Soldier's Play
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Blair Underwood, A Streetcar Named Desire

Blair Underwood News

One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown The Photo One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown Theatre Festival in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will present a special one-time-only performance of¬†Ed Napier‚Äôs¬†Music Lessons¬†at the Clark Art Institute‚Äôs auditorium as part of the Williamstown Holiday Walk festivities and the Clark‚Äôs ‚ÄúFirst Sunday Free‚ÄĚ program on Sunday, December 4th¬†at 2 PM.

Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasqual Photo Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022, which marks the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival, will be hosted by Richard Kind.

Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sa Photo Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Performance-only single tickets for the 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022 are now on sale.

Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festi Photo Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City will be held at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022. The evening will mark the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Sarah Silverman Adds Comics To Labor Day Weekend Performance At Encore Theater Photo Sarah Silverman Adds Comics To Labor Day Weekend Performance At Encore Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2022

This Labor Day Weekend, two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer and producer Sarah Silverman will be joined by comedian, actor, and writer Atsuko Okatsuka, comedian Todd Glass and comedian and television producer Rory Albanese during a one-night-only engagement of ‚ÄúSarah Silverman & Friends‚ÄĚ at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performanc Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will celebrate a bustling week of programming at WTF including tonight’s first performance of we are continuous, tomorrow’s first performance of Just For Us, and Sunday’s one-time-only benefit performance of Jimmy Naughton & Friends, and announces casting for tiny father, the final reading in the Fridays@3 series.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begi Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival is celebrating tonight’s first performance of Most Happy in Concert, Tony Award-nominated director Daniel Fish’s reimagining of Frank Loesser’s critically adored score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, playing through Sunday, July 31 on the Main Stage.

Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Sea Photo Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today additional casting and creative team members for the 2022 Summer Season, the final two Fridays@3 readings, and fellowships.

Blair Underwood Videos

VIDEO: Blair Underwood Reveals He Wants to Do a Broadway Musical on LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Blair Underwood Reveals He Wants to Do a Broadway Musical on LIVE

by Michael Major - May 27, 2022

Blair UnderwoodDuring an interview on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan, Blair Underwood revealed that he would like to return to Broadway in a musical. Underwood also spoke about his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in the 2012 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Flashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP  Videoplay
Flashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

In recognizing the recent passing of legendary actress Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood joins Center Theatre Group to reflect on his performing alongside her and Vanessa Williams at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2014 in ‚ÄúThe Trip to Bountiful‚ÄĚ by Horton Foote.

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

BWW Exclusive: Meet 2020 Tony Nominee and Carnegie Mellon University Alumnus, Blair U Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Meet 2020 Tony Nominee and Carnegie Mellon University Alumnus, Blair Underwood

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2020

Below, meet 2020 Tony nominee Blair Underwood, a 1988 Carnegie Mellon alumnus, who received his first ever nomination for his performance in A Soldier's Play.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIR Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIRLS, AIN'T TOO PROUD, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and More!

by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2020

Tony Award-nominated Tina Fey ('Mean Girls') is set to host 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,' an unforgettable night of music celebrating the incredible and resilient Broadway community and featuring songs from the Great Bright Way's top productions.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Hulu's BAD HAIR Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Hulu's BAD HAIR

by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. 

Video Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in Videoplay
Video Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in 2014

by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

Center Theatre Group is curating a collection of scenes from some of their most beloved productions for your viewing pleasure.

VIDEO: Blair Underwood Recalls a Memory From A SOLDIER'S PLAY in New Roundabout Off-S Videoplay
VIDEO: Blair Underwood Recalls a Memory From A SOLDIER'S PLAY in New Roundabout Off-Script Video

by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Blair Underwood is sharing a memory of working on A Soldier's Play.

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Sends A Message of Encouragement for The Old Globe's ACT BREAKS Videoplay
VIDEO: Richard Thomas Sends A Message of Encouragement for The Old Globe's ACT BREAKS

by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

When the curtain falls, where do the artists go? Act Breaks reveals the answer. This special series offers exclusive video content providing an intimate connection with your favorite Old Globe theatre makers.

VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY and the Broadway Shutdown Videoplay
VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks A SOLDIER'S PLAY and the Broadway Shutdown

by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020

Jerry O'Connell was a guest on Tuesday, March 24's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. O'Connell Skyped in from his home to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.


Blair Underwood Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Blair Underwood been in?
Blair Underwood has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Blair Underwood been in?
Blair Underwood has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Blair Underwood been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Soldier’s Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Soldier's Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire .


Twitter Watch

@BlairUnderwood - 10/8/22 11:12am DOPE! Honored to have been doing the voice of Lexus for the last 6 yrs for our ‚Äúmulticultural communities.‚ÄĚ Once &‚Ķ https://t.co/Yfm7IrvWeo


@BlairUnderwood - 3/7/22 04:35pm First day of LA LAW Reboot/Pilot. Playing Jonathan Rollins 30 years later! Hard to believe. Wait till you see this… https://t.co/wlfQfSt2P3


@BlairUnderwood - 3/7/22 04:35pm First day of LA LAW Reboot/Pilot. Playing Jonathan Rollins 30 years later! Hard to believe. Wait till you see this… https://t.co/wlfQfSt2P3


@BlairUnderwood - 1/7/22 12:49pm Thank you @StreiberPhoto for this unforgettable moment! #RIP #SidneyPoitier https://t.co/8K3J16h7ul


@BlairUnderwood - 1/7/22 12:31pm The gift of your time and presence over the decades is not lost on me. You’ve exemplified selflessness and service… https://t.co/tqBfAXjBBX


@BlairUnderwood - 11/12/21 10:33am 33 years of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway & this happened! Congrats to the amazing Emilie Kouatchou who made her… https://t.co/6iA0IWiVgD


@BlairUnderwood - 10/28/21 01:45am But that weave though! ‚ÄúTake the whole vehicle!!‚ÄĚ Repost @sheilaedrummer https://t.co/8t7QXxMUFr


@BlairUnderwood - 10/19/21 02:40pm Honored to join the cast of Showtime’s THREE WOMEN based on the blockbuster book. We start shooting next week & I h… https://t.co/467POL3Tza


@BlairUnderwood - 10/8/21 05:39pm Hyped that ABC green lit our new LA LAW pilot! Honored to also Exec Produce with an amazing production team! Now we… https://t.co/ttV1zTh5g4


@BlairUnderwood - 10/3/21 11:01am Daaaaamn. That’s the size of a whole human!!


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