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Brandon Dirden

 
Bio:
Broadway: All the Way, Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Obie, AUDELCO and Theatre World Awards), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre), Detroit '67 (Public Theater and Classical Theatre or Harlem), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW). Television: "The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: All the Way, Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Obie, AUDELCO and Theatre World Awards), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre), Detroit '67 (Public Theater and Classical Theatre or Harlem), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW). Television: "The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Booster
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Captain Scott
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Trader
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Nate Edwards
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Ensemble
Jamaican Waiter (Understudy)
Minister (Understudy)
Taylor (Understudy)
Tom (Understudy)

Brandon Dirden Biography

Broadway: All the Way, Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Obie, AUDELCO and Theatre World Awards), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre), Detroit '67 (Public Theater and Classical Theatre or Harlem), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW). Television: "The Good Wife," "The Big C," "Public Morals" and "BrainDead." You can also see him on Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down" (Netflix), and as Agent Aderholt on FX's acclaimed drama "The Americans." Training: BA, Morehouse College and MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For Chase.




Brandon Dirden News

WINDFALL Opens This Week at Bay Street Theater Photo WINDFALL Opens This Week at Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to share production photos of Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, will make its East Coast premiere this week on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through June 19.

Bay Street Announces WINDFALL Cast And Crew Photo Bay Street Announces WINDFALL Cast And Crew
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the cast and crew of the comedy Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season, with previews starting May 31. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, opens Saturday, June 4, and continues through Sunday, June 19.

Cast Announced for WINDFALL at Bay Street Theater, Directed by Jason Alexander Photo Cast Announced for WINDFALL at Bay Street Theater, Directed by Jason Alexander
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the cast and crew of the comedy Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season, with previews starting May 31. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, opens Saturday, June 4, and continues through Sunday, June 19

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of CULLUD WATTAH Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of CULLUD WATTAH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021

Written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Candis C. Jones, Cullud Wattah follows three generations of Black women living through the Flint Water Crisis. The world premiere began preview performances in The Public's Martinson Hall on Tuesday, November 2 and officially opened last night, Wednesday, November 17.

Two River Theater Announces 2021/2022 Season Photo Two River Theater Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has announced the lineup of productions for its 2021/22 Season. 

Phylicia Rashad, Javier Mu√Īoz, Brian Cox and More Star in Arian Moayed's THE MAN IN  Photo Phylicia Rashad, Javier Mu√Īoz, Brian Cox and More Star in Arian Moayed's THE MAN IN RED Christmas Radio Play
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020

Award-winning actor, director and writer Arian Moayed (Succession, Inventing Anna) wrote and directed an Original Christmas Radio Play ¬†‚ÄúTHE MAN IN RED‚ÄĚ with original music by Butch Phelps, now available free on all audio streaming platforms.

Tituss Burgess, Lauren M. Gunderson & More Join GEORGIA ARTISTS FOR GEORGIA'S FUTURE  Photo Tituss Burgess, Lauren M. Gunderson & More Join GEORGIA ARTISTS FOR GEORGIA'S FUTURE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020

On Tuesday, December 15 at 8pm EST, tune in for Georgia Artists for Georgia’s Future: A Benefit Concert to Flip the Senate! The one-night event stars and celebrates performers, playwrights, and politicians born in or currently living in Georgia, and benefits the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Senate campaigns.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premie Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premieres From Tori Sampson and David Cale, and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company's upcoming 2020-2021 Season which includes digital and outdoor productions, as well as the reopening when safe to do so of Vineyard Theatre's home at 108 East 15th Street with the return of the award-winning Dana H. by Lucas Hnath and two world premieres from Tori Sampson and David Cale.

Wesleyan University‚Äč's ‚ÄčTheater Department‚Äč Presents ‚Äč'Re-Evaluating the Grou Photo Wesleyan University‚Äč's ‚ÄčTheater Department‚Äč Presents ‚Äč'Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

Wesleyan Universitya??'s a??Theater Departmenta?? presents a??'Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s): An Evening of August Wilson with Broadway's Crystal Dickinson and Brandon Dirden,' on a??Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30pm on Zoom. Registration is required for access to this free virtual event.

BWW Interview: Brandon Dirden & Crystal Dickinson Talk Being Honorees For The 52nd St Photo BWW Interview: Brandon Dirden & Crystal Dickinson Talk Being Honorees For The 52nd Street Project's Virtual Gala
by David Clarke - May 18, 2020

The 52nd Street Project pivoted their annual gala fundraiser from an in-person fête to a digital party featuring many famous faces. We chatted with this year's honorees, Brandon Dirden and Crystal Dickinson, about why The 52nd Street Project is a crucial part of New York City's theater community.

Brandon Dirden Videos

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal With PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2011

New York Theatre Workshop presents Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, based upon the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The cast of Peter and the Starcatcher features Adam Chanler-Berat, Christian Borle, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. The company also includes Teddy Bergman, Arnie Burton, Matt D'Amico, Brandon Dirden, Carson Elrod, Kevin Del Aguila, Greg Hildreth, Karl Kenzler, and David Rossmer.

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Brandon Dirden Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brandon Dirden been in?
Brandon Dirden has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Brandon Dirden been in?
Brandon Dirden has not appeared in the West End


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@BrandonJDirden - 10/10/22 08:58pm Y’all remember chewing those tea tree toothpicks?


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@BrandonJDirden - 9/15/22 01:11pm Making art with my best friend.


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