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Francois Battiste

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2022
Charlie
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Booster
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Perfomer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater New York Premiere, 2016
Aubrey
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2014
Jackson
Elston Howard
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2009
Ennis King
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Jason
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Pelzie Sullivan
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Jamaican Waiter
Tom

Photos

Francois Battiste and Heather Burns  Photo

Francois Battiste and Heather Burns

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Date:
06/24/2022
Monica Ho and Francois Battiste  Photo

Monica Ho and Francois Battiste

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Date:
11/29/2021
Francois Battiste and Tiny Tim Photo

Francois Battiste and Tiny Tim

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Date:
11/29/2021
Nancy Opel, Amber Iman, Francois Battiste, and Monic Ho Photo

Nancy Opel, Amber Iman, Francois Battiste, and Monic Ho

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Date:
11/29/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2022
Charlie

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Booster

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Perfomer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater New York Premiere, 2016
Aubrey

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2014
Jackson

Elston Howard

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2009
Ennis King

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Jason

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Pelzie Sullivan

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Jamaican Waiter

Tom


Francois Battiste Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Francois Battiste, The Good Negro

Francois Battiste News

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is now open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. See photos of the cast on opening here!

Review Roundup: EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater; What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jun 24, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, officially opened at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Read all of the reviews for Epiphany here.

VIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Photo VIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is currently in previews and opens on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Get a first look at the production!

Photos: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Photo Photos: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli running at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. See the first photos of the production!

New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli Photo New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced new dates for its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  The play will now begin previews Thursday, May 26 and open on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater is presenting Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Lincoln Center Theater to Present EPIPHANY by Brian Watkins Photo Lincoln Center Theater to Present EPIPHANY by Brian Watkins
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 

Bard At The Gate Announces Free Re-Release Of FREEMAN and SONNETS Photo Bard At The Gate Announces Free Re-Release Of FREEMAN and SONNETS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2021

Bard at the Gate, the leader in new digital theater, and McCarter Theater Center announce the FREE re-release of the first two productions of the Bard 2021-22 season ‚Äď HOW TO RAISE A FREEMAN by Zakiyyah Alexander and SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY by Jose Rivera ‚Äď starting December 23 at 5 p.m. (ET) through December 31 at 11 p.m.¬† (ET)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Golden Gate Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Golden Gate Theatre
by Steve Murray - Dec 1, 2021

Charles Dicken's beloved holiday chestnut is the ultimate feel-good vehicle beautifully staged in this 5-time Tony Award winning production sure to pack em in at the Golden Gate Theatre. The feel-good theme of second chances in life that lead to happy endings resonates strongly in the timeless story of a Ebeneezer Scrooge's transformation from cold, bitter miser to generous, giddy philanthropist.

Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Production photos are now available of the San Francisco company of the Tony Award-winning production of A Christmas Carol led by Obie Award winner Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge); beloved Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past); and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig).

Francois Battiste Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY VideoVIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is currently in previews and opens on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Get a first look at the production!

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

BWW TV: BRONX BOMBERS Opening Night Red Carpet With Eric Simonson, Kate Baldwin, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened on February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Simonson, Kirmser and Ponturo, Broadway's Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat, plus Dan Grimaldi, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba, Natalie Roy and Rebecca Faulkenberry and Josh Segarra. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BRONX BOMBERS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the big night. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Highlights from Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS - Peter Scolari, Francois Battiste, John Wernke and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonoff-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). This five week limited engagement of Taking Care of Baby is presented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Previews began Tuesday, November 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2013

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). The production opened last night, Tuesday, October 8, and features Francois Battiste (Broadway's Magic/ Bird) as Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard,Chris Henry Coffey (Off-Broadway's Water by the Spoonful) as Joe DiMaggio,Bill Dawes(Broadway's Lombardi) as Mickey Mantle/Thurman Munson,Christopher Jackson(Broadway's In the Heights, Memphis) asDerek Jeter, Wendy Makkena (Broadway's Side Man) as Carmen Berra, Keith Nobbs (Broadway's Lombardi) as Billy Martin, Richard Topol (Broadway'sThe Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) as Yogi Berra, John Wernke (Broadway's The Lyons) as Lou Gehrig, and C.J. Wilson (Happy Now? at Primary Stages, Broadway's The Big Knife,Glengarry Glen Ross) as Babe Ruth. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Opening Night of MAGIC/BIRD Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2012

MAGIC/BIRD opened at the Longacre Theatre on Wednesday, April 11. MAGIC/BIRD, directed by Tony Nominee Thomas Kail (Lombardi, In The Heights), reunites Lombardi playwright, Oscar Winner and Emmy Nominee, Eric Simonson on MAGIC/BIRD, a new American Play chronicling the intertwined life stories of two of the most influential figures in sports and pop culture of the past 25 years, basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. Check out highlights from opening night below!


Francois Battiste Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Francois Battiste been in?
Francois Battiste has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Francois Battiste been in?
Francois Battiste has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Francois Battiste been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for The Good Negro .

What is Francois Battiste next theatre project?
Francois Battiste's next show will be Epiphany which opens on 6/23/2022 on Off-Broadway.