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Eisa Davis

 
Bio:
Recently appeared at The Public in Julius Caesar, Passing Strange, June and Jean in Concert, and solo shows at Joe√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recently appeared at The Public in Julius Caesar, Passing Strange, June and Jean in Concert, and solo shows at Joe√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
June
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Decius Brutus
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Dahl
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Mother
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mother
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
June

Writing

Playwright

Eisa Davis Biography

Recently appeared at The Public in Julius Caesar, Passing Strange, June and Jean in Concert, and solo shows at Joe√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 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.

Eisa Davis Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Eisa Davis, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Eisa Davis, Kings
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Eisa Davis, Preludes
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Eisa Davis, Luck of the Irish
 
The Barrymore Awards - 2012 - Independence foundation award for outstanding new play
Eisa DavisThe History of Light
 
Obie Awards - 2008 - Performance Gold Star
Eisa Davis, Passing Strange
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Eisa DavisBulrusher
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Eisa DavisBulrusher

Eisa Davis News

bb brecht's HOLIDAY YULETIDE SPECTACULAR to Kick Off New Georges' 30th Anniversary Se Photo bb brecht's HOLIDAY YULETIDE SPECTACULAR to Kick Off New Georges' 30th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

New Georges will kick off its 30th Anniversary season with a one-night-only special presentation of bb brecht’s Holiday Yuletide Spectacular, created by Miranda Haymon. On Wednesday December 14, 2022, audiences are invited to spend their holiday party season with bb brecht and his friends at Dixon Place.

News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup Photo News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 27, 2022

URBAN STAGE's annual Winter Rhythms cabaret series has announced the full run-down of shows and acts to play in the 2022 season

Urban Stages to Host Special Post Show Conversations Following Performances of ELEANO Photo Urban Stages to Host Special Post Show Conversations Following Performances of ELEANOR AND ALICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Award-winning Off-Broadway theater, Urban Stages, will host several special post-show conversations following performances of Eleanor and Alice: Conversations Between Two Remarkable Roosevelts by Ellen Abrams and directed by Urban Stages Founder/Artistic Director Frances Hill.

Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair D Photo Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, ‚ÄúDiscrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.‚Ä̬†

World Premiere of MUSHROOM by Eisa Davis to Open at People's Light This Week Photo World Premiere of MUSHROOM by Eisa Davis to Open at People's Light This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

People’s Light is presenting the world premiere of Mushroom, an original play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Mare of Easttown cast member Eisa Davis. Mushroom runs September 14 through October 16 on the Steinbright Stage.

Hermitage Announces Madeleine George as New Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Thea Photo Hermitage Announces Madeleine George as New Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that accomplished playwright and screenwriter Madeleine George, currently a writer on the hit Hulu series ‚ÄúOnly Murders in the Building,‚ÄĚ has been newly selected as the 2021 recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award (HMTA).

McCarter Theatre Center Announces BULRUSHER Coming May 2023 Photo McCarter Theatre Center Announces BULRUSHER Coming May 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis - a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama in 2007 ‚Äď will be produced by McCarter Theatre Center May 6-28, 2023 on the mainstage of the Roger S. Berlind Theater in Princeton, NJ.¬†

Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie Photo Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.

Photos: Pulitzer Prize-Winner FAT HAM Opens at The Public Theater! Photo Photos: Pulitzer Prize-Winner FAT HAM Opens at The Public Theater!
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

FAT HAM, the 2022 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, celebrated its opening night last night at The Public Theater! Go inside the celebration!

People's Light Announces Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team Photo People's Light Announces Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Following their recent leadership transition in which Producing Artistic Director Zak Berkman succeeded former Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, People's Light announces an exciting expansion of their artistic team with four new appointments.

Eisa Davis Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP

by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP

by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

Oskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAR
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement.

Delta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired Julius Caesar
by Alan Henry - Jun 12, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump. 

UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump. 

BWW TV: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Tributes SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Awardceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's PRELUDES, Starring Nikki M. James & Gabriel Ebert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 17, 2015

Check out highlights from the new musical below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Raul Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Anika Noni Rose & More in Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series will play for five performances, July 10 - 13 at City Center. The production stars Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raul Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK with Raul Esparza, Anika Noni Rose, Judy Kuhn & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series, will play for five performances, July 10-13 at City Center- starring Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Ra√ļl Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and catch a special performance preview below!


Eisa Davis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eisa Davis been in?
Eisa Davis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Eisa Davis been in?
Eisa Davis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eisa Davis been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kings , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for Preludes , Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for Luck of the Irish , Independence foundation award for outstanding new play (The Barrymore Awards) for The History of Light , Performance (Obie Awards) for Passing Strange The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Bulrusher and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Bulrusher .

What awards has Eisa Davis won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Beesand Performance (Obie Awards) for Passing Strange.

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