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Recently appeared at The Public in Julius Caesar, Passing Strange, June and Jean in Concert, and solo shows at Joe’s Pub. Her Broadway credits include Passing Strange and Off-Broadway she has appeared in Preludes, The Call, Luck of the Irish, This, Angela's Mixtape. Her television credits include "The Looming Tower," "Rise," "Succession," "House of Cards," "Blindspot," "Hart of Dixie," "Smash," and "The Wire." She is a writer for Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It" and Cirque du Soleil's Crystal. Her albums include Something Else. She has received an Obie for Sustained Excellence and she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Bulrusher.

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Atlantic Theatre Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Decius Brutus

Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015

Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0

Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2013

Original Broadway Production, 2008




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Liesl Tommy to be Honored at NYTW 2024 Gala; Shoshanna Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon & More to Appear

New York Theatre Workshop's 2024 Gala will honor theater and film visionary Liesl Tommy. Learn more about the gala and about Tommy!

Larry Owens, Veronica Mansour & More to Receive 2023 Jonathan Larson Grants

The American Theatre Wing has revealed the recipients of the 2023 Jonathan Larson Grant. Learn more about the grant and the winners here.

Cincinnati Opera And CCM To Workshop Two New Operas Through Opera Fusion: New Works Partnership This Winter

Cincinnati Opera and CCM will workshop two new operas, 'Two Corners' and 'Bulrusher,' through their partnership with Opera Fusion: New Works.

Review: BULRUSHER at Berkeley Rep Is a Lyrical Coming-of-Age Tale in a Small Northern California Town

What did our critic think of BULRUSHER at Berkeley Rep? BroadwayWorld reviews the captivating production of Eisa Davis' 'Bulrusher.' The 2007 Pulitzer Prize nominated play runs through December 3rd.

Urban Stages to Present 15th Annual WINTER RHYTHMS Featuring 22 Shows and Over 100 Performers

Join Urban Stages for the 15th Annual WINTER RHYTHMS 2023, featuring 22 shows, over 11 days, and more than 100 performers. From cabaret to jazz and everything in between, this award-winning series is a must-see event for music and performance lovers. Don't miss out on this spectacular showcase!

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Reveals Cast & Creative Team for Eisa Davis' BULRUSHER

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for Berkeley native Eisa Davis’ lyrical coming-of-age story, Bulrusher.

Photos: Inside A BRIEF INTERMISSION, Celebrating the Delacorte Theater

The Public Theater's special, one-night-only event, A BRIEF INTERMISSION, was held on Wednesday, September 6 at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

McCarter Theatre Center Opens 2023-2024 Theatre Series With BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis

McCarter Theatre Center opens their 2023-2024 Theatre Series with Eisa Davis’ Bulrusher, a transformational coming-of-age story filled to the brim with passion, humor, and even a touch of magic; on stage in the Berlind Theatre September 13 – October 7th. This is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where the production will move after its run in Princeton.

New York Theatre Workshop Reveals 2050 Fellows, New Company-in-Residence and Artistic Department Expansion

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the artists selected for the 2023/24 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship.

Max Chernin, Ashley Pérez Flanagan & More Join OUT OF MYSELF �" SONGS OF PETER FOLEY

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have announced final additional performers for Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Karen Akers, Trezana Beverley & More to Take Part in Urban Stages' 39th Annual Benefit STORIES & SONGS

Urban Stages will present its 39th annual benefit, taking place on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 starting a 6:30pm at the legendary club The Players - 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. 

Announces Additional Performers For OUT OF MYSELF - SONGS OF PETER FOLEY

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have announced additional performers for Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley, a concert celebrating the legacy of the late award-winning composer and lyricist, held Monday, June 5th at Peter Norton Symphony Space.

Eisa Davis Transforms JACK Into A Contemporary Art Museum Next Month

Award-winning creator and performer Eisa Davis transforms JACK into a contemporary art museum hosting The Essentialisn't—a transatlantic undrowning—in a pasture of hair.

Michael Mayer-Helmed GALILEO World Premiere & More Set for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2023/24 Season

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the seven productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Complete Cast and Creative Team Set for THE COTILLION World Premiere at A.R.T./New York

New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company will present The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel written and directed by Colette Robert.

Oren Safdie's FACADE to Have First Public Reading at Urban Stages in April

Oren Safdie's FACADE will have its first reading at Urban Stages on April 16th.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Six Recoups, Government Funding Shifts in Australia and Canada

Governmental funding shifts continue around the globe as governments reveal their latest budget proposals - often with some form of a decrease of support for the creative economy as these countries wind down the support they offered at the height of the pandemic.

Recap the Recent Works of Thomas Kail

Thomas Kail is returning to Broadway to direct the new revival of Sweeney Todd, which is now in previews and officially opens on March 26. Here are just a few of his projects from the past decade, that you may or may not have known about!

Get to Know the Tony Nominators

This time of year, most know the most important people in the industry are sadly not anyone putting on a show, but rather the Tony nominators. Usually, this is the time that many selected nominators start dropping out, typically because of involvement in an eligible production or failure to see all eligible productions. This season, we’ve so far had very few recusals, so as of now there is a pretty full slate.

Kate Baldwin, Eisa Davis, Jason Gotay & More to Perform at OUT OF MYSELF �" SONGS OF PETER FOLEY

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have partnered to present Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley, a concert celebrating the legacy of the late award-winning composer and lyricist. See how to purchase tickets!


Eisa Davis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Eisa Davis has not appeared in the West End.

Eisa Davis has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "The Secret Life of Bees". She also received a nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her performance in "Kings". In addition, Davis was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at The Lortels for "Preludes" and for Outstanding Featured Actress at The Lortels for "Luck of the Irish". She won the Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play at The Barrymore Awards for her work in "The History of Light". Davis also received a Performance award at the Obie Awards for her role in "Passing Strange". Furthermore, she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Bulrusher".

Eisa Davis has won several awards for her performances. She received the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in The Secret Life of Bees. She also won the Performance award from the Obie Awards for her work in Passing Strange.

Eisa Davis has written 1 shows including The 24 Hour Plays 2007 (Playwright).

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