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Denzel Washington

 
Bio:
Denzel Washington is the most lauded stage and screen actor of his generation. His unforgettable performances have garnered him two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and countless other awards. He received his first Academy Award for the historical war drama Glory (1989) and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 28, 1954 (67)

Bio:
Denzel Washington is the most lauded stage and screen actor of his generation. His unforgettable performances have garnered him two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and countless other awards. He received his first Academy Award for the historical war drama Glory (1989) and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Theodore "Hickey" Hickman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Walter Lee Younger
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Troy Maxson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Marcus Brutus
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Richard Duke of Gloucester
  [Broadway]
1988
Sylvester Williams
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Private First Class Melvin Peterson
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Aediles/Roman Citizen/Voscian Citizen/Roman Soldier/Voscian Soldier

Photos

Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Sean Pat Photo

Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Sean Patrick Thomas, Lucas Barker, Moses Ingram, Stephen Root and Joel Coen

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Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, and Joel Coen Photo

Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, and Joel Coen

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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Photo

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

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Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Sean Pat Photo

Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Producer, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Sean Patrick Thomas, Lucas Barker, Moses Ingram, Stephen Root and Joel Coen

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Theodore "Hickey" Hickman

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Walter Lee Younger

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Troy Maxson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Marcus Brutus

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Richard Duke of Gloucester

  [Broadway]
1988
Sylvester Williams

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Private First Class Melvin Peterson

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Aediles/Roman Citizen/Voscian Citizen/Roman Soldier/Voscian Soldier

Denzel Washington Biography

Denzel Washington is the most lauded stage and screen actor of his generation. His unforgettable performances have garnered him two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and countless other awards. He received his first Academy Award for the historical war drama Glory (1989) and his second for the crime drama Training Day (2001). In addition, he has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Cry Freedom (1987), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Flight (2012), and August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences, in which he reprised his Tony Award-winning role opposite Viola Davis. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Mr. Washington. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017). Most recently Mr. Washington portrayed the role of Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon in The Little Things (2021). Other notable credits include A Soldier's Story (1984), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Inside Man (2006), The Great Debaters (2007), and American Gangster (2007). Mr. Washington's professional acting career began in New York, where he performed in theatre productions such as Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Othello. He rose to fame when he landed the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in the NBC long-running hit television series "St. Elsewhere." His other credits include the television movies "The George McKenna Story," "License to Kill," and "Wilma." In 2016, he was selected as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

Denzel Washington Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Denzel Washington, Fences
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Denzel Washington, Fences
 
Obie Awards - 1982 - Distinguished Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Denzel Washington, A Soldier's Play

Denzel Washington News

Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Sprin Photo Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced details of its Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday, held in-person at Capitale (130 Bowery, New York City) and emceed by Isabel Arraiza.

CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Photo CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The plays of Shakespeare have been translated into more than one hundred languages, and his timeless stories have inspired great works in many art forms. For the second year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have brought Shakespeare's stories to the screen.

See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feins Photo See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present the cast of the North American Tour of¬†An Officer and a Gentleman¬†in¬†‚ÄúAn Officer and a Showcase‚Ä̬†on¬†Tuesday, May 24¬†at¬†7:00PM.¬†

Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival Photo Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Today, The Bentonville Film Festival unveiled their distinguished Competition Jury, singularly dedicated to inclusive representation in media and entertainment. The festival, produced by the BFFoundation and chaired by Academy Award-winning Actor Geena Davis, will take place in-person June 22-26 and virtually June 22-July 3. The illustrious group of jurors is composed of award-winning producers, directors, actors and authors, including actor Yolonda Ross, film and television producer Bird Runningwater, actor Shohreh Aghdashloo, writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, among others. The Festival is sponsored by Founding Partner, Walmart and Presenting Partner Coca-Cola. 

Broadway Advocacy Coalition to Present THE FELLOWSHIP HALL Festival Celebrating the B Photo Broadway Advocacy Coalition to Present THE FELLOWSHIP HALL Festival Celebrating the BAC Artivism Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The¬†Broadway Advocacy Coalition will¬†present¬†‚ÄúThe Fellowship Hall‚ÄĚ, an inspiring virtual event celebrating the second annual cohort of the¬†BAC Artivism Fellowship, supporting eight artist-activists using their artistic tools to have an impact on the world around them.

Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESS Photo Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON Starring Samuel L. Jackson & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy announced additional cast for the revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990.

Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free S Photo Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III, kicking off the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater.

Woodruff Educator Conference Announced For June Photo Woodruff Educator Conference Announced For June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Presented by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference: Rejuvenate, Recenter, Reimagine will take place June 2-3, 2022. This year's conference returns with both in-person and virtual options.

Broken Box Mime Theater to Present WITH WORDS Talk Back Series Photo Broken Box Mime Theater to Present WITH WORDS Talk Back Series
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Broken Box Mime Theater will present the With Words Series, as part of their World Premiere of Take Shape at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019), April 1-May 1.

Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES Photo Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2022

Previews for THE MINUTES begin tonight, April 2, 2022. The play officially opens on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Meet the cast here!

Denzel Washington Videos

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

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

Denzel Washington appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night! In his interview, Washington talked with Colbert about Shakespeare, and previewed his new film, 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' which hits theaters on Christmas Day and streams on Apple TV+ beginning January 14th.

VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

Apple and A24 have unveiled a new teaser trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' film. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Watch the new teaser trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

Apple Original Films will present an A24 and IAC Film production, '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, and Corey Hawkins. Watch the trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Upcoming Film, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Upcoming Film, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2021

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen‚Äôs bold and fierce adaptation‚ÄĒa tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

VIDEO: The Broadway League Launches THIS IS BROADWAY Initiative With Short Film Narra VideoVIDEO: The Broadway League Launches THIS IS BROADWAY Initiative With Short Film Narrated by Oprah Winfrey
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2021

The Broadway League has launched THIS IS BROADWAY, a new initiative to welcome theater lovers back to Times Square following the industry’s 18-month shutdown.  


Denzel Washington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Denzel Washington been in?
Denzel Washington has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Denzel Washington been in?
Denzel Washington has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Denzel Washington been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Iceman Cometh , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Iceman Cometh , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fences Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Fences and Distinguished Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for A Soldier's Play .

What awards has Denzel Washington won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fences Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Fencesand Distinguished Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for A Soldier's Play.