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Deirdre O'Connell

 
Bio:
Stage credits include By the Water (MTC/Lortel nomination), The Way West (Labyrinth Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre Company), Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Vandal (The Flea), Magic/Bird (Broadway), Circle Mirror ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stage credits include By the Water (MTC/Lortel nomination), The Way West (Labyrinth Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre Company), Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Vandal (The Flea), Magic/Bird (Broadway), Circle Mirror ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Off-Broadway Premiere, 2020
Dana H.
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Premiere Production, 2018
Eller
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2017
Suzan
  [Off-Broadway]
MTC & Ars Nova World Premiere Production, 2014
Mary Murphy
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2009
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mary
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Marge
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Selma / Andrea / others
  [Broadway]
1986
Mollie Malloy

Photos

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Deirdre O'Connell

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Deirdre O'Connell

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DAvid Cale, Deirdre O'Connell, Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern

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Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern, Reggie D. White and Deirdre O'Connell Photo

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern, Reggie D. White and Deirdre O'Connell

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Off-Broadway Premiere, 2020
Dana H.

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Premiere Production, 2018
Eller

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2017
Suzan

  [Off-Broadway]
MTC & Ars Nova World Premiere Production, 2014
Mary Murphy

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2009
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mary

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Marge

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Selma / Andrea / others

  [Broadway]
1986
Mollie Malloy

Deirdre O'Connell Biography

Stage credits include By the Water (MTC/Lortel nomination), The Way West (Labyrinth Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre Company), Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Vandal (The Flea), Magic/Bird (Broadway), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie and Drama Desk awards), In the Wake (The Public Theater, Los Angeles Ovation Award, The Richard Seff Actor's Equity Award, Lortel nomination). Film: The Boy Downstairs; Gabriel; In the Radiant City; Synecdoche, NY; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Fearless. TV: "The Path" (two seasons), recurring on "Nurse Jackie" and "The Affair." Deirdre has been honored with an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and a Lilly Award.

Deirdre O'Connell Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H.
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H.
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Deirdre O'Connell, Fulfillment Center
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Deirdre O'Connell, Fulfillment Center
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Deirdre O'Connell, By the Water
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Deirdre O'Connell, In the Wake
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Deirdre O'Connell, Love and Anger

Deirdre O'Connell News

Deirdre O'Connell & More to Star in Sarah Ruhl's BECKY NURSE OF SALEM at Lincoln Cent Photo Deirdre O'Connell & More to Star in Sarah Ruhl's BECKY NURSE OF SALEM at Lincoln Center Theater This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Becky Nurse of Salem, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Becky Nurse of Salem will begin previews Thursday, October 27 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners! Photo VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Another Tonys has come and gone! The American Theatre Wing's 75th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. We have interviews with the winners- including Matt Doyle, Marianne Elliott, Michael R. Jackson, Barbara Whitman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Myles Frost, Phylicia Rashad, Joaquina Kalukango, and Deirdre O'Connell.

DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress i Photo DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Deirdre O'Connell has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for DANA H.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell Photo Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Deirdre O'Connell!

Photos: Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala Celebrating Laura Nyro Photo Photos: Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala Celebrating Laura Nyro
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Just last night, Billy Crudup and Deirdre O'Connell co-hosted Vineyard Theatre's annual gala, honoring New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera and celebrating the music of the extraordinary late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. 

Billy Crudup & Deirdre O'Connell to Host Vineyard Theatre 2022 Gala Photo Billy Crudup & Deirdre O'Connell to Host Vineyard Theatre 2022 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Billy Crudup¬†(‚ÄúThe Morning Show,‚ÄĚ The Vineyard‚Äôs¬†Harry Clarke) and¬†Deirdre O'Connell¬†(recent Tony Nominee for¬†Dana H.) will co-host Vineyard Theatre‚Äôs annual gala on Monday, May 16, 2022.

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Will Be Announced Tomorrow Photo New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Will Be Announced Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

The winners of the 2022 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Thursday, May 12 at 6pm. The selections will be made immediately beforehand at the organization's 86th annual voting meeting.

Photos: Backstage at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: Backstage at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

Taking home top prizes were Kimberly Akimbo and Oratorio For Living Things. Special honorees this year included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Deirdre O'Connell and Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee, David Henry Hwang.

Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Eligibility Rulings of the Season on Photo Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Eligibility Rulings of the Season on SIX, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 9, 2021

 The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday to confirm the eligibility status of 12 Broadway productions for the 2021-2022 season.  This was the first time the Tony Awards Administration Committee met to decide the eligibility for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

DANA H. and IS THIS A ROOM Will Play an Additional Two Weeks on Broadway Photo DANA H. and IS THIS A ROOM Will Play an Additional Two Weeks on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 3, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Broadway productions of Is This a Room and Dana H., which were previously set to conclude performances next week at the Lyceum Theatre, will extend for an additional two weeks. Both plays will play their final performances on November 28, 2021.

Deirdre O'Connell Videos

VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners! VideoVIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Another Tonys has come and gone! The American Theatre Wing's 75th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. We have interviews with the winners- including Matt Doyle, Marianne Elliott, Michael R. Jackson, Barbara Whitman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Myles Frost, Phylicia Rashad, Joaquina Kalukango, and Deirdre O'Connell.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Deirdre O'Connell
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Deirdre O'Connell!

VIDEO: Go Inside DANA H.'s Opening Night on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside DANA H.'s Opening Night on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 24, 2021

Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, opened earlier this week on October 17, at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, playing on a rotating schedule with Is This a Room. Deirdre O'Connell reprises her Obie Award-winning performance.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed byGiovanna Sardelli, and featuring Gilbert Cruz (Manuel), CarlHendrick Louis (Toussaint and Man), Maurice Jones (Joel), Chris Myers (Vishal), Deirdre O'Connell (Carolyn), Carra Patterson (Sula) and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Madison). Click below to go behind the scenes with the playwright and more!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf TheatreCompany. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Check out a first look at highlights below!


Deirdre O'Connell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Deirdre O'Connell been in?
Deirdre O'Connell has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Deirdre O'Connell been in?
Deirdre O'Connell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Deirdre O'Connell been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Dana H , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dana H. , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Dana H , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dana H , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dana H. , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fulfillment Center , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Fulfillment Center , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for By the Water Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for In the Wake and Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love and Anger .

What awards has Deirdre O'Connell won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dana H.and Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dana H..