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Corey Hawkins

 
Bio:
A Tony Award nominee for his 2017 performance in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, COREY HAWKINS made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in David Leveaux’s revival of Romeo and Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. Recently, Hawkins portrayed Macduff in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A Tony Award nominee for his 2017 performance in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, COREY HAWKINS made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in David Leveaux’s revival of Romeo and Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. Recently, Hawkins portrayed Macduff in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Lincoln
  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Benny
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Paul
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Tybalt
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Production, 2011
Perry

Corey Hawkins Movies

Allegiance
 
[2012]
Willies)
Iron Man 3
 
[2013]
Navy Op
Non-Stop
 
[2014]
Travis Mitchell
Romeo and Juliet
 
[2014]
Tybalt
Straight Outta Compton
 
[2015]
Dr. Dre
Kong: Skull Island
 
[2017]
Houston Brooks
BlacKkKlansman
 
[2018]
Kwame Ture
6 Underground
 
[2019]
Seven
Georgetown
 
[2019]
Daniel Volker
In the Heights
 
[2021]
Benny
The Tragedy of Macbeth
 
[2021]
Macduff
Survive
 
[2022]
Paul
The Color Purple
 
[2023]
Harpo
The Last Voyage of Demeter
 
[2023]

Corey Hawkins TV Shows

Futurestates
 
[2011]
Kai
Royal Pains
 
[2011]
Busboy
Golden Boy
 
[2013]
Evander
The Walking Dead
 
[2015-2016]
Heath
24: Legacy
 
[2016-2017]
Eric Carter
Placeholders
 
[2017]
Manny
Survive
 
[2020]
Paul
The Walking Dead
 
[2020]
Heath

Corey Hawkins Biography

A Tony Award nominee for his 2017 performance in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, COREY HAWKINS made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in David Leveaux’s revival of Romeo and Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. Recently, Hawkins portrayed Macduff in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, opposite Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, and Brendan Gleeson, among others, for which he received the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred as Benny in Jon M. Chu’s feature film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights. His breakout film performance was as hip-hop legend Dr. Dre in the 2015 film, Straight Outta Compton. Other film credits include Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, opposite Ben Hardy, Ryan Reynolds, and Melanie Laurent; Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut Georgetown, opposite Waltz, Annette Bening, and Vanessa Redgrave; as civil rights leader Stokley Carmichael in Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman; Kong: Skull Island opposite Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Samuel L. Jackson; Universal Pictures’ Non-Stop; Winter’s Tale for Warner Bros.; and Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3. On television, Hawkins starred as Eric Carter in FOX’s 24 reboot, 24: Legacy opposite Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits, as well as on the hit show The Walking Dead. Hawkins also starred in the Quibi series, Survive, opposite Sophie Turner, for which he earned a 2020 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. He will be seen as Harpo in the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple, produced by Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey, and in the lead role in the film, Last Voyage of the Demeter. Hawkins is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s drama program and is a recipient of the prestigious John Houseman Prize, given to one Juilliard student that has demonstrated exceptional ability in classical theater.

Corey Hawkins Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation

Corey Hawkins News

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Launches STUDENT SEATS, Providing Fully Funded Tickets to Students Photo TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Launches STUDENT SEATS, Providing Fully Funded Tickets to Students
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG has announced TOPDOG/UNDERDOG STUDENT SEATS, a program that provides fully funded tickets to public school student groups, allowing them to see a world-class Broadway production of one of contemporary theater’s greatest plays.

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Photo Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway
by Opening Night - Oct 23, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be earlier this week as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). We're taking you inside opening night in this video.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 21, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be last night as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out photos!

Photos: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway Photo Photos: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 21, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog celebrated its opening night on Broadway! See photos here!

Reviews: Critics Visit Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG On Broadway Photo Reviews: Critics Visit Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG On Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog celebrates its opening night on Broadway tonight!

Shop TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop Photo Shop TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop
by Team BWW - Oct 20, 2022

Shop official merchandise from Topdog/Underdog, including the Topdog/Underdog Pin Set, the Team SLP Water Bottle, the Yahya and Corey Logo Magnets, and more.

Video: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Video: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Red Carpet - Oct 20, 2022

It's a big night at the Golden Theatre! Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opens on Broadway. BroadwayWorld will be on the red carpet for the big night. Tune in at 6pm to watch live!

Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Photo Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway
by Show Highlights - Oct 18, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is now previews, and will officially open on Thursday, October 20th. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIand Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins. Get a first look at video highlights here!

The African American Film Critics Association Salutes Broadway Photo The African American Film Critics Association Salutes Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2022

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will present AAFCA Salutes Broadway on Monday, October 17th at the Lamb's Club in the heart of New York's theater district.

The African American Film Critics Association to Honor Broadway Photo The African American Film Critics Association to Honor Broadway
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2022

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will present AAFCA Salutes Broadway. The event will honor The Merchant of Venice and Till star John Douglas Thompson, Topdog/Underdog writer Suzan-Lori Parks, Death of a Salesman's Wendell Pierce, and The Piano Lesson's LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

Corey Hawkins Videos

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway

by Opening Night - Oct 23, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be earlier this week as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). We're taking you inside opening night in this video.

Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway

by Show Highlights - Oct 18, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is now previews, and will officially open on Thursday, October 20th. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIand Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins. Get a first look at video highlights here!

VIDEO: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Reveals Why His TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Character Is the 'Ultima Videoplay
VIDEO: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Reveals Why His TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Character Is the 'Ultimate Role' For Him on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring on Broadway in Topdog/Underdog, alongside Corey Hawkins. During the interview, the star discussed why his character is the 'ultimate role' for him,  his 'intense' pre-show routine, how he ended up in his first theatre class as a dare, and more. Watch the video interview now!

VIDEO: Corey Hawkins & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talk TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Corey Hawkins & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talk TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022

Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II appeared on The Today Show this morning to discuss Broadway's Topdog/Underdog. During the segment, Mateen discussed his history with his character and the pair touched on the 'discipline' it takes to appear in the play. Hawkins also teased the The Color Purple musical movie. Watch the video interview now!

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE PIANO LESSON & Returning to THE COLOR PURPLE on TODA Videoplay
VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE PIANO LESSON & Returning to THE COLOR PURPLE on TODAY

by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022

Danielle Brooks appeared on TODAY to discuss her upcoming return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. In the video, Brooks reveals that she used a piece from the play to audition for Julliard. She also teased her role in the musical film adaptation of The Color Purple. Brooks recently wrapped on the film and will be returning to the role of Sofia.

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Apple TV+ has released a behind-the-scenes look at Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The feature includes interviews with the film's directors and designers, as well as the film's star, Denzel Washington. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

In the new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kathryn Hunter plays all three witches. BroadwayWorld caught up with Hunter to discuss playing all three witches, working with Joel Coen and Denzel Washington, and what it was like bringing the popular play to the big screen.

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Denzel Washington appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss his performance in Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. Washington also discussed playing Othello when he was in school at Fordham, working with Frances McDormand, and his friendship with the late Sidney Poitier. Watch the new interview with Hoda Kotb now!

VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer

by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022

Apple Original Films, A24 and IAC Films have released a new trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, based on the play by William Shakespeare and written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen. The film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

A new trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming The Tragedy of Macbeth film has been released! Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation-a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Watch the new 'O, full of scorpions is my mind' teaser now!


Corey Hawkins Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Corey Hawkins been in?
Corey Hawkins has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Corey Hawkins been in?
Corey Hawkins has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Corey Hawkins been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation .

What is Corey Hawkins next theatre project?
Corey Hawkins's next show will be Topdog/Underdog which opens on 10/20/2022 on Broadway.