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Gbenga Akinnagbe

 
Bio:
Broadway debut. Theatre credits include Fulfillment, Lower Ninth (The Flea); The Thin Place (The Intiman Theatre); and A View From 151st Street (Public Theater). Film credits include All the Devil's Men, DC Noir (also co-directed), Egg, Home, Crown Heights, Detroit, Detour, Independence Day 2, Fort ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway debut. Theatre credits include Fulfillment, Lower Ninth (The Flea); The Thin Place (The Intiman Theatre); and A View From 151st Street (Public Theater). Film credits include All the Devil's Men, DC Noir (also co-directed), Egg, Home, Crown Heights, Detroit, Detour, Independence Day 2, Fort ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Tom Robinson
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Dwight
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
A Black Servant
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
A French Messenger
Morris/ Court/ Earl of Cambridge (Understudy)

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Gbenga Akinnagbe, Director Shaheem Ali, Playwright Jocelyn Bioh and Lupita Nyong'o

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Gbenga Akinnagbe, Director Shaheem Ali, Playwright Jocelyn Bioh and Lupita Nyong'o

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11/12/2021
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Gbenga Akinnagbe

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11/12/2021
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Gbenga Akinnagbe, Saheem Ali and Lupita Nyong'o

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Tom Robinson

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Dwight

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
A Black Servant

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
A French Messenger

Morris/ Court/ Earl of Cambridge (Understudy)

Gbenga Akinnagbe Biography

Broadway debut. Theatre credits include Fulfillment, Lower Ninth (The Flea); The Thin Place (The Intiman Theatre); and A View From 151st Street (Public Theater). Film credits include All the Devil's Men, DC Noir (also co-directed), Egg, Home, Crown Heights, Detroit, Detour, Independence Day 2, Fort Bliss, Mall, Big Words, Overnight, Lottery Ticket, Edge of Darkness, The Taking of Pelham 123, and The Savages. Television credits include "The Deuce," "The Following,""24: Live Another Day," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU," "Damages," "Nurse Jackie," "A Gifted Man," "The Wire," "Conviction," and "Barbershop." Gbenga is also the Founder and Managing Director of Liberated People, a social justice lifestyle brand.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Gbenga Akinnagbe, To Kill a Mockingbird

Gbenga Akinnagbe News

Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 12, 2021

Nollywood Dreams, the first production of MCC's 2021-22 season, began previews at the Newman Mills Theater on October 21, 2021. Directed by Saheem Ali (Fires in The Mirror), Nollywood Dreams opened on November 11, 2021 and will play a limited run through November 28, 2021.

VIDEO: Netflix Drops Trailer For New Film PASSING Photo VIDEO: Netflix Drops Trailer For New Film PASSING
by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2021

Written and directed by Rebecca Hall, the film follows the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can ‚Äúpass‚ÄĚ as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York.

The Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Photo The Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES, currently running at the Delacorte Theater through Saturday, September 18 will be filmed for PBS' Great Performances!

VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park! Photo VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The This Is Us star also discussed crafting a perfect Nigerian accent for the role.

BWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES Photo BWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Christian Lewis - Aug 10, 2021

Joeclyn Bioh's Merry Wives makes a play written by a white man in England 300 years ago speak to the experience of Black Americans and West African immigrants living in Harlem in 2021. Merry Wives is a vastly enjoyable piece of theater, a celebration of Black joy. After the past year, it is exactly the type of theater we need.

Review Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Sayi Photo Review Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2021

Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City-Central Park's magical Delacorte Theater.

Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES Photo Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 9, 2021

Shakespeare in the Park is back! On Friday night, MERRY WIVES celebrated its opening at the Delacorte Theater, where it will run through Saturday, September 18. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali.

MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid Photo MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid-19 Response
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY Photo Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY WIVES
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park Photo Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2021

The Public Theater has just announced that in-person standby tickets are back for Shakespeare in the Park starting today, July 20.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Videos

VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park! VideoVIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The This Is Us star also discussed crafting a perfect Nigerian accent for the role.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Says TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a Wake-Up Call to Audiences VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Says TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a Wake-Up Call to Audiences
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2019

On Tuesday night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actor Jeff Daniels stopped by to talk about his Broadway play, To Kill a Mockingbird.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Yelled at an Audience Member Who Fell Asleep During TO KILL A MOC VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Yelled at an Audience Member Who Fell Asleep During TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2019

Jeff Daniels was a guest on last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about his Tony-nominated performance in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' During the interview, Daniels reflects on his time as an understudy, bemoans the dangers of playing sports at a certain age and shares stories about audience members sleeping during his plays.

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Discusses How the Current Political Climate Affects His Performan VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Discusses How the Current Political Climate Affects His Performance in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2019

Actor Jeff Daniels joined MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace to discuss the Trump presidency, the average American voter, and how the current political climate impacts his performance of Atticus Finch in Broadway's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks the Differences in the Student Matinees at TO KILL A MOCKIN VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks the Differences in the Student Matinees at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2019

Jeff Daniels was a guest on last night's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' to talk about his Tony-nominated role in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Watch the interview here...

VIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Film Child Star Mary Badham Visits the Broadway Play VideoVIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Film Child Star Mary Badham Visits the Broadway Play
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2019

Mary Badham, the former child star who played Scout in the 1962 film of To Kill a Mockingbird, recently stopped by the Broadway production!

VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Wasn't Intimidated to Play Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD VideoVIDEO: Jeff Daniels Wasn't Intimidated to Play Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2019

Jeff Daniels was a guest on last night's episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' During the interview, Daniels talks about playing Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and even shows Jimmy some of his vocal warmups!

Video: The Clintons Receive A Warm Welcome At TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD On Broadway VideoVideo: The Clintons Receive A Warm Welcome At TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

Hillary and Bill Clinton made a stir tonight at the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The former president and secretary of state received a warm welcome from the sold-out crowd as they made their way to their seats. See video below!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Shubert Theatre for Opening Night of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Shubert Theatre for Opening Night of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2018

Just last week, To Kill A Mockingbird officially opened at the Shubert Theatre. Below, get an intimate look at opening night as the cast prepares for their first official bows!

BWW TV: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels & More Talk Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD From Pa VideoBWW TV: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels & More Talk Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD From Page to Stage
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 5, 2018

Previews are currently underway at the Shubert Theatre for the Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch. Daniels, Sorkin, and the rest of the company just met the press to talk all about bringing the classic story to life onstage. Find out what they had to say below!


Gbenga Akinnagbe Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gbenga Akinnagbe been in?
Gbenga Akinnagbe has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Gbenga Akinnagbe been in?
Gbenga Akinnagbe has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Gbenga Akinnagbe been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for To Kill a Mockingbird .

What awards has Gbenga Akinnagbe won?
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for To Kill a Mockingbird.