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Broadway/London: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Award nomination). Off-Broadway: City Center Encores!, New Federal, Vineyard, La MaMa. Thoughts of a Colored Man at Arena Stage, Syracuse Stage, and Center Stage. Other regional: Guthrie Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Westport Playhouse, Two River, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Awards: Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, two Barrymore Awards (five nominations). Numerous visiting professorships. Faculty: National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. @forrestmcclend1 www.forrestmcclendon.com

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Forrest McClendon STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
2021
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Encores Concert Production, 2016
Performer

[West End]
Young Vic Production, 2014
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Mr. Tambo

Deputy Tambo

Lawyer Tambo

Guard Tambo

Samuel Leibowitz

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Mr. Tambo

Deputy Tambo

Lawyer Tambo

Guard Tambo

Samuel Leibowitz

[Philadelphia, PA (Regional)]
Prince Music Theatre Revival, 2005
CC White

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Performer


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Registration Open for Mayo Performing Arts Center Spring Performing Arts School Classes

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton confirms new spring dates on his 'Never EVER Say Never Tour' to celebrate his 60th year of touring. The tour will include a stop at Mayo Performing Arts Center on March 13, 2024. Tickets go on sale December 8.

Demetria Joyce Bailey Named as 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow

Walnut Street Theatre has announced that Demetria Joyce Bailey has been selected as one of 10 stage actors in the United States to be a 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.

Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre when it begins previews tonight, Friday, November 11, 2022 ahead of an opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Meet the cast of Ohio State Murders here!

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell & More Join Audra McDonald in OHIO STATE MURDERS; Full Cast Announced

The complete cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy is now announced. Joining Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, and Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces Final Casting for the 2022 National Playwrights Conference

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced the casts for the final two plays featured in the 2022 National Playwrights Conference: House of India by Deepak Kumar and Nightwatch by Max Yu.

Photos: Michael Douglas, Joshua Henry & More at Eugene O'Neill's Theatre Center's 21st Monte Cristo Awards

Last night in New York City, Michael Douglas and Joshua Henry attended the Eugene O’Neill’s Theatre Center’s  21st Monte Cristo Awards which honored George C. White.

The Acting Company Announces Reading of SAM'S COMING By Kia Corthron

The Acting Company has announced the return of The Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series with Kia Corthron’s Sam’s Coming, which will receive a public reading on Monday, April 18 at 7:30 PM at The Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Ends Broadway Run

The Keenan Scott II play, directed by Steven H. Broadnax III has tried its hardest to safely navigate the current health crisis, even putting the playwright on stage with script this past Tuesday evening, but eventually was not able to continue under the unfortunate conditions of Covid exposure in the city and country.

Playwright Steps Into THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN and Saves Performance From Being Cancelled

Last night at Broadway's new hit play, Thoughts of a Colored Man, playwright Keenan Scott II made the rare move of going on in one of the roles, after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 and two non-COVID related illnesses felled the cast.

Photos & Video: Mayor-Elect Eric Adams & More Attend THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

Mayor-Elect Eric Adams attended last night’s performance of Thoughts of a Colored Man, his first Broadway play in his new position. After the show, which was attended by Mary J. Blige, Broadway’s own Sheryl Lee Ralph and her husband PA. State Senator Vincent Hughes and Tasha Smith, Mr. Adams praised Keenan Scott II’s play as “historic”.

Photos: Go Inside Reopening Night of IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH at Pier 36

Over the weekend, the Original Immersive Van Gogh celebrated its highly-anticipated return to New York City with a 'Starry Night' reopening at Pier 36 (229 South St). Immersive Van Gogh, the blockbuster art installation of the iconic work by Vincent van Gogh, is back by popular demand through January 2, 2022.

Lantern Theater Company Announces Additional Extension of ME AND THE DEVIL

The Lantern’s first collaboration with nationally prominent director and playwright Steve H. Broadnax III, this world premiere play with music shows the dramatic confrontation between the great American blues musician Robert Johnson and the Devil from whom, legend has it, Johnson received his extraordinary talent.

Photos: Vanessa Williams and Ashleigh Murray Attend THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

Super star Vanessa Williams, along with Ashleigh Murray, who stars along with Luke James in the upcoming Hallmark Holiday movie “Christmas in Harmony” congratulated actors Bryan Terrell Clark, Dyllon Burnside, Tristen Mack Wilds, and Luke James after a  performance of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN.

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Featured on WORKING IN THE THEATRE Live

The American Theatre Wing hosted the first post-pandemic live installment of its Emmy Nominated documentary series, “Working in the Theatre,” with playwright Keenan Scott II and the cast of his acclaimed new Broadway play Thoughts of a Colored Man.

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Stars Appear on THE WENDY SHOW

Luke James, Tristan 'Mack' Wilds and Forrest McClendon appeared on the Wendy Williams Show to discuss opening Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway. The segment also featured a performance from Luke James. Watch guest-host Sherri Shepherd interview the trio in the full interview now!

Photos: Cynthia Bailey Visits Kandi Burruss Backstage at THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

Just last week Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre- an opening that what celebrated by the full company, including one of the show's producers, Kandi Buruss. Earlier this week, the Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran was joined by her costar, Cynthia Bailey, who came to the show in support of her friend.

Wake Up With BWW 10/15: Inside Opening Night of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN, and More!

Today's top stories: Go inside opening night of Thoughts of a Colored Man, and more!

Photos: First Look at THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN on Broadway

Just last night Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre and we have your first look at the cast in action!

Photos: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

Just last night Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. We have photos from the star-studded red carpet!

Photos: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Takes Opening Night Bows

Just last night Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call.

Forrest McClendon FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Forrest McClendon has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Forrest McClendon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Forrest McClendon's first West End show was The Scottsboro Boys which opened in 2014

Forrest McClendon has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical at The Barrymore Awards for his role in "The Scottsboro Boys." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards, also for his performance in "The Scottsboro Boys."

Forrest McClendon has won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical award at The Barrymore Awards for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys.

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