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Daniel Sunjata

 
Date Of Birth:
December 30, 1971 (50)
Birth Place:
Evanston, Illinois
Bio:
Daniel Sunjata is known for portraying the role of Agent Paul Briggs in the television series "Graceland." Sunjata is also known for portraying firefighter Franco Rivera in seven seasons of "Rescue Me" opposite Denis Leary. In 2006, Sunjata was seen in The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 30, 1971 (50)

Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois

Bio:
Daniel Sunjata is known for portraying the role of Agent Paul Briggs in the television series "Graceland." Sunjata is also known for portraying firefighter Franco Rivera in seven seasons of "Rescue Me" opposite Denis Leary. In 2006, Sunjata was seen in The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2014
Michael Astor
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2013
Macduff
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Christian De Neuvillette
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Darren Lemming
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Valentine
Orsino (Understudy)

Daniel Sunjata Biography

Daniel Sunjata is known for portraying the role of Agent Paul Briggs in the television series "Graceland." Sunjata is also known for portraying firefighter Franco Rivera in seven seasons of "Rescue Me" opposite Denis Leary. In 2006, Sunjata was seen in The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past alongside Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey. Additional film credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Lullaby, alongside Amy Adams and Terrence Howard, Bad Company, with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, One for the Money, opposite Katherine Heigl, and Gone, opposite Amanda Seyfried. Sunjata garnered rave reviews for his portrayal of Langston Hughes in the 2004 Rodney Evans film Brother to Brother as well as for playing legendary baseball star Reggie Jackson in the TV series "The Bronx is Burning." Sunjata's other television credits include "Grey's Anatomy," "Smash," "Sex and the City," "Love Monkey," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," the film The Feast of All Saints, and a starring role alongside Andie MacDowell in At Risk and 'The Front." He was nominated for a Tony award for his role as Darren Lemming in Take Me Out, the 2003 Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg, and was most recently on Broadway in Lincoln Center's production of Macbeth, opposite Ethan Hawke. Daniel has also appeared in √Ę‚ā¨ŇďHenry VIII√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Twelfth Night at the Guthrie Theater, and Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Klein at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Sunjata did his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana and received his MFA from New York University.

Daniel Sunjata Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Theatre World Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out

Daniel Sunjata News

PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Photo PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Back-to-School Collection
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.

VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Matt Bomer & More Star in Netflix's ECHOES Limited Series Trailer Photo VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Matt Bomer & More Star in Netflix's ECHOES Limited Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

Watch the new video trailer for the Netflix's new limited series, Echoes. The series stars Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Michael O'Neill, Celia Weston, Gable Swanlund, Tyner Rushing, Hazel and Ginger Mason, Alise Willis, and Maddie Nichols.

Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022 Photo Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

The Drama League has announced the dates and programming for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its 2021 Directing Fellows.

Ali Stroker Joins Netflix Series ECHOES From Brian Yorkey Photo Ali Stroker Joins Netflix Series ECHOES From Brian Yorkey
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2021

Alongside Stroker and Monaghan, the cast of Echoes includes Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Matt Bomer, and Daniel Sunjata.

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Star in CHRISTMAS AGAIN on Disney Channel Photo Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Star in CHRISTMAS AGAIN on Disney Channel
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 10, 2020

Production is underway on the Disney Channel Original Movie 'Christmas Again,' a heartwarming comedy about the magic of Christmas and creating new Christmas traditions.

Broadway Rewind:  Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway Photo Broadway Rewind: Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Macbeth returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE STAND on CBS All Access Photo VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE STAND on CBS All Access
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

The nine-episode limited-event series premieres Thursday, Dec. 17.

CBS All Access' Limited Event Series THE STAND to Premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17 Photo CBS All Access' Limited Event Series THE STAND to Premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020

CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its highly anticipated limited event series THE STAND will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17.

VIDEO: See Billy Porter in the Season Two Trailer for THE TWILIGHT ZONE Photo VIDEO: See Billy Porter in the Season Two Trailer for THE TWILIGHT ZONE
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 11, 2020

CBS All Access has announced the premiere date and released the first trailer for the second season of The Twilight Zone.

CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE Photo CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 4, 2020

CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced additional casting for the second season of its original anthology series THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Daniel Sunjata Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE STAND on CBS All Access Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE STAND on CBS All Access

by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

The nine-episode limited-event series premieres Thursday, Dec. 17.

Broadway Rewind:  Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Macbeth returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances.

BWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2018

'I feel so liberated,' said Condola Rashad following her opening night bow in Saint Joan. 'Stepping into this particular character's shoes has really done something for me as a person, not just as an actor.'

BWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan, which opens on Broadway tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

BWW TV: Condola Rashad & Company Get Ready for Opening Night of SAINT JOAN Videoplay
BWW TV: Condola Rashad & Company Get Ready for Opening Night of SAINT JOAN

by TV - Press Previews - Apr 10, 2018

Currently in previews at at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan, written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, Proof). Starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2; 'Billions'), Saint Joan will open on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Perp Walk' Episode of NOTORIOUS on ABC
by - Sep 23, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's NOTORIOUS titled "The Perp Walk", as Sarah’s funeral approaches, Jake’s feelings may be clouding his ability to defend and protect an out-of-control Oscar from the press.

VIDEO: Watch Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata in This Intense GRACELAND Promo!
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2015

USA has released the latest promo for their hit show GRACELAND, starring Broadway star Aaron Tveit. Click below to check out a first look at 'Dog Catches Car.'

VIDEO: Daniel Sunjata Talks New Season of GRACELAND on 'The Talk'
by - Aug 17, 2015

Daniel Sunjata visited THE TALK to discuss his USA series GRACELAND. He explained to the hosts that the show is actually filmed in South Florida even though it is set in Los Angeles.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last week on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests. Click below to check out interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Tracie Thoms, Jessica Hecht and more!

BWW TV: Chatting with Blythe Danner, Daniel Sunjata & More on Opening Night of THE COUNTRY HOUSE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last week on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was at the after party to chat with the cast after the curtain went down. Check out what they had to say on the big night below!


Daniel Sunjata Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Daniel Sunjata been in?
Daniel Sunjata has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Daniel Sunjata been in?
Daniel Sunjata has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Daniel Sunjata been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Take Me Out , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Take Me Out , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Take Me Out Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Take Me Out and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Take Me Out .

What awards has Daniel Sunjata won?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Take Me Out Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Take Me Outand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Take Me Out.