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Chukwudi Iwuji

 
Bio:
The Public: Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra. National Theatre: Hedda Gabler, Welcome to Thebes, Observer. Barbican: Obsession. RSC: Henry VI, Richard II, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar. Other: Tamburlaine, Richard III, The Misanthrope. Film/TV: John Wick: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
The Public: Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra. National Theatre: Hedda Gabler, Welcome to Thebes, Observer. Barbican: Obsession. RSC: Henry VI, Richard II, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar. Other: Tamburlaine, Richard III, The Misanthrope. Film/TV: John Wick: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Othello
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
John Blanke
  [West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016
Lovborg
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Edgar
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Production, 0
Performer

 

Stage

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

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
John Blanke

  [West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016
Lovborg

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Edgar

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Production, 0
Performer

Chukwudi Iwuji Biography

The Public: Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra. National Theatre: Hedda Gabler, Welcome to Thebes, Observer. Barbican: Obsession. RSC: Henry VI, Richard II, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar. Other: Tamburlaine, Richard III, The Misanthrope. Film/TV: John Wick: Chapter 2, Barry, "King Lear," "The Split," "Madam Secretary," "Blindspot," "Doctor Who."

Chukwudi Iwuji Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Chukwudi Iwuji, The Low Road
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Chukwudi Iwuji, The Low Road

Chukwudi Iwuji News

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

A RemarkaBULL Podversation: Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes to be Presente Photo A RemarkaBULL Podversation: Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes to be Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday May 9th at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes. This event is “Pay What You Can.” All of Red Bull’s online-only programs are FREE. 

Damon Galgut, Andre Holland And More Announced for March Literary Events At 92Y Photo Damon Galgut, Andre Holland And More Announced for March Literary Events At 92Y
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

March literary events have been announced at 92Y. Events will presented both in person and online.

André Holland, John Douglas Thompson, and Chukwudi Iwuji Will Take Part in PLAYING O Photo André Holland, John Douglas Thompson, and Chukwudi Iwuji Will Take Part in PLAYING OTHELLO at 92Y
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

Three acclaimed actors who have recently starred as Shakespeare’s Othello—André Holland (at Shakespeare’s Globe), Chukwudi Iwuji (at the Public Theater) and John Douglas Thompson (at Theatre for a New Audience)—discuss the challenges they faced in playing the role and read key speeches from the play.

HBO Max Hit Series PEACEMAKER Renewed For A Second Season Photo HBO Max Hit Series PEACEMAKER Renewed For A Second Season
by Michael Major - Feb 16, 2022

Following the stellar launch of Peacemaker, HBO Max has renewed the critically acclaimed and fan favorite series, written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena, for a second season. The cast also includes Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.

Jennifer Egan, Damon Galgut, Maggie Siff And More Announced for 92Y's New Literary Se Photo Jennifer Egan, Damon Galgut, Maggie Siff And More Announced for 92Y's New Literary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center's Winter/Spring season features readings by best-selling and prize-winning novelists, acclaimed poets, tributes to Shakespeare, Lucille Clifton and Toni Morrison – and a dramatic reading of Anne Carson's “The Glass Essay,” among other programs.

VIDEO: John Cena Talks PEACEMAKER on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: John Cena Talks PEACEMAKER on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

John Cena sat down on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new tole in hBO Max's DC Comic series Peacemaker. The new series will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn's 2021 film, 'The Suicide Squad'. The series also features Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, and more.

VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New PEACEMAKER Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New PEACEMAKER Trailer
by Michael Major - Jan 3, 2022

The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New Clip From PEACEMAKER on HBO Max Photo VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New Clip From PEACEMAKER on HBO Max
by Michael Major - Dec 28, 2021

HBO Max has released a new clip from the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn. In the clip, Peacemaker (John Cena) meets his new team and receives his new mission. The cast also features Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, and Steve Agee. Watch the new clip now!

VIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER Photo VIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2021

HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn and produced by Peter Safran, at DC FanDome.

Chukwudi Iwuji Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER VideoVIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2021

HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn and produced by Peter Safran, at DC FanDome.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

Amazon Prime Video announced today that the highly anticipated Amazon Original limited series The Underground Railroad, from Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins, will premiere on May 14 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

VIDEO: John McGinty, Pedro Pascal, and Chukwudi Iwuji Read ROMEO AND JULIET as Part o VideoVIDEO: John McGinty, Pedro Pascal, and Chukwudi Iwuji Read ROMEO AND JULIET as Part of the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Series
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020

Inspired by the joyous ways the world community is responding to this challenging time by creating performance, song, conversation, and connection, The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in th VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 23, 2018

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road and I had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Road, let's focus on filming. Barring, I don't know... Othello in the Park, I really don't want to do another play.' That's exactly what happened for Chukwudi Iwuji, who can currently be seen starring as the title character in Othello for The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about the character, the complexities of Shakespeare, and so much more!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespe VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO is currently running at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sunday, June 24. Get a first look at the production below!

BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action!


Chukwudi Iwuji Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chukwudi Iwuji been in?
Chukwudi Iwuji has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Chukwudi Iwuji been in?
Chukwudi Iwuji has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Chukwudi Iwuji's first West End show?
Chukwudi Iwuji's first West End show was Hedda Gabler which opened in 2016

What awards has Chukwudi Iwuji been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Low Road and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Low Road .