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Ed Harris most recently appeared on stage starring in To Kill a Mockingbird and on screen starred as the enigmatic Man in Black in the HBO series sensation, “Westworld” (Emmy Award nomination).

Harris made his feature film directing debut on Pollock, receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. Harris also directed, as well as co-wrote Appaloosa, starring opposite Viggo Mortensen.

His film credits include A History of Violence (Natl. Society of Film Critics Award); The Hours (Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations); The Truman Show (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award); Apollo 13 (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award); Kodachrome; Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!; In Dubious Battle, Run All Night, Frontera, The Face of Love, The Way Back, Copying Beethoven, The Right Stuff, The Abyss, The Rock, The Human Stain, A Beautiful Mind, Stepmom, The Firm, , Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay, Sweet Dreams, Jacknife, State of Grace, The Third Miracle, Touching Home and Victor Nunez’s A Flash of Green.

Harris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with Emmy and SAG nominations, for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed “Game Change” for HBO. He starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actor nominations. His other television credits include “The Last Innocent Man,” “Running Mates,” “Paris Trout,” and “Riders of the Purple Sage,” for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.

In 2018, Harris starred in the New York Premiere of David Rabe’s Good for Otto at Off-Broadway’s The New Group. Harris and Madigan made their West End debut in November of 2016 in the London production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child (Olivier Award nomination). In 2012, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harris starred with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, directed by Robert Falls. He reprised that role to critical acclaim in the play’s 2014 New York premiere at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater for The New Group. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of Wrecks at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland and won the 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance for the production of Wrecks at the Geffen Playhouse.

His theatre credits include: Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides; Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (Obie Award), Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award); George Furth’s Precious Sons (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination); Prairie Avenue; Scar; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Grapes of Wrath; and Sweet Bird of Youth.

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Original Broadway Production, 2021
Atticus Finch [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Transfer at Trafalgar Studios, 2016

The New Group Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2016

New Group Production, 2013
Bill Perch

[New York]
Reading, 2005

Major Steve Arnold

Original Broadway Production, 1986

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Interview: LisaGay Hamilton Cooks Up a Tasty STEW at the Pasadena Playhouse

Just opened at the Pasadena Playhouse, recently crowned recipient of the 2023 Regional Tony Award, the Los Angeles premiere of Pulitzer Prize-finalist Zora Howard’s Stew. Tyler Thomas directs the cast of LisaGay Hamilton, Roslyn Ruff, Jasmine Ashanti and Samantha Miller. LisaGay graciously found some time after the opening to answer a few of my queries.

Veteran Actor and Educator Lew Palter Dies At Age 94

Veteran actor of stage and screen Lew Palter has passed away from lung cancer at sage 94. 

Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Additional cast and creative team members have been revealed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season’s Main Stage Reading Series. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Ohio Theatre

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LisaGay Hamilton, Roslyn Ruff & More to Star in STEW at Pasadena Playhouse

The Los Angeles premiere of Stew by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Zora Howard will be presented at Pasadena Playhouse, the recipient of the 2023 Regional Tony Award.

Ten New Plays to be Performed at the National Theatre's Connections Festival 2023

From the 20-24 June 2023 the National Theatre is celebrating youth theatre as ten youth theatre companies and school groups from across the UK will stage new plays in the Dorfman Theatre as part of its 2023 Connections Festival. 

THE TRUMAN SHOW Celebrates 25th Anniversary With New 4K Ultra HD Two-Disc Set

Jim Carrey stars as Truman Burbank, a man whose life is a nonstop TV show. Truman doesn't realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, and that even his incessantly bubbly wife (Laura Linney) is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise.

Magic Theatre Presents One Night Only Event HOUSE OF THOMPSON

Magic Theatre will present the special one night only event HOUSE of THOMPSON, with the Thompsons- father and daughter, Black creatives, Marc Anthony and Tessa Thompson.

Billy Porter, Viola Davis & More Win Audie Awards - Full List of Winners

The 2023 Audie Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Billy Porter won for Best Autobiography/Memoir for his Finding Me audiobook. Viola Davis’ Finding Me, which she wrote and narrated, and published by HarperCollins Publishers, earned two Audie Awards. Check out the full list of winners!

Laura Benanti, Lily Rabe & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival 2023 Summer Season

Programming has been confirmed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season.

The New Group To Present Annual Gala WOODSTOCK At Edison Ballroom This Weekend

The New Group's Annual Gala, “Woodstock,” is set to take place Monday, March 13, from 6:00-10:00pm, at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  

Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Live

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced an exclusive three-year partnership with the newly formed Bad Robot Live, the theatre division of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions.

Merle Dandridge, Michael Hayden, Jodi Long & More to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for the 50th anniversary production of A Little Night Music. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

Theater Resources Unlimited And CreateTheater.com Present The Musical Feedback Workshop, March 26

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and CreateTheater.com have announced an upcoming TRU Feedback Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works - Part Three: Reckoning and Resolution, reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation, on Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 12pm-7:00pm ET.

Viola Davis, Jeff Daniels, Billy Porter And More Among 2023 Audie Award Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 2023 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners across 26 competitive categories will be revealed at the Audie Awards Gala on March 28. The ceremony will be streamed to the public from Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty in NYC. 

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens Tonight at New World Stages

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. See how to purchase tickets!

Video: Anthony Rapp on Stage and Screen

Broadway favorite Anthony Rapp is officially back on the NYC stage! Without You, written and performed by Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens tonight, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. Need a refresher on Anthony Rapp's epic career on and offstage? Check out video highlights of his career so far!

Anthony Rapp to Lead SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD Docu-Series

Anthony Rapp will lead a new docu-series about abuse in Hollywood. Surviving Hollywood will explore abuse, trauma, and injustice within the entertainment industry. The docu-series will feature interviews, archival footage, first-hand accounts, and will uncover new stories about the secrets of the entertainment business.

Len Cariou to Lead ZAGLADA Staged Reading at Theatre at St. Clement's

Theatre at St. Clement’s to present a one night only staged reading of Zaglada, a new play by Richard Vetere, directed by Dan Wackerman at Theatre at St. Clement’s on Monday, January 23 at 7pm. Admission is free.


Ed Harris has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Ed Harris has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Ed Harris's first West End show was Buried Child which opened in 2016

Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Buried Child , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for Buried Child , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wrecks , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Wrecks Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Simpatico and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Precious Sons .

Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Simpatico.

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