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Harvy Blanks

 
Bio:
Harvy performed in all ten of August Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle, including Boy Willie in "The Piano Lesson," Gabe in "Fences," Loomis in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Turnbo in "Jitney" and West in "Two Trains Running." Harvy recently received accolades for his radio performances in Zora Neale ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Harvy performed in all ten of August Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle, including Boy Willie in "The Piano Lesson," Gabe in "Fences," Loomis in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Turnbo in "Jitney" and West in "Two Trains Running." Harvy recently received accolades for his radio performances in Zora Neale ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Shealy
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2019
Alberga
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Shealy

Photos

Amari Cheatom, Harvy Blanks and Brian D. Coats  Photo

Amari Cheatom, Harvy Blanks and Brian D. Coats

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02/28/2020
Anthony Chisholm, Francois Battiste, Harvy Blanks and Ray Anthony Thomas  Photo

Anthony Chisholm, Francois Battiste, Harvy Blanks and Ray Anthony Thomas

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02/28/2020
Keith Randolph Smith as Doub and Harvy Blanks as Shealy Photo

Keith Randolph Smith as Doub and Harvy Blanks as Shealy

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01/21/2020
Harvy Blanks as Shealy and Amari Cheatom as Youngblood Photo

Harvy Blanks as Shealy and Amari Cheatom as Youngblood

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01/21/2020
Anthony Chisholm as Fielding, Francois Battiste as Booster, Harvy Blanks as Shealy an Photo

Anthony Chisholm as Fielding, Francois Battiste as Booster, Harvy Blanks as Shealy and Ray Anthony Thomas as Turnbo

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01/21/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Shealy

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2019
Alberga

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Shealy

Harvy Blanks Biography

Harvy performed in all ten of August Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle, including Boy Willie in "The Piano Lesson," Gabe in "Fences," Loomis in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Turnbo in "Jitney" and West in "Two Trains Running." Harvy recently received accolades for his radio performances in Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and three character roles in August Wilson's Century Cycle, both performed with New York Public Radio, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Harvy is a recipient of the Drama Desk Award for the Off-Broadway hit "Tabletop."

Harvy Blanks Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Special Awards Gold Star
Harvy Blanks, Tabletop

Harvy Blanks News

Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About t Photo Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Learn about this history of the theatre, and productions to have graced its stage including Hair, Choir Boy, My Name is Lucy Barton and many more!

Play-PerView Will Reunite the Cast of TONI STONE For a Reading Photo Play-PerView Will Reunite the Cast of TONI STONE For a Reading
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2020

The Roundabout cast of Toni Stone will reunite for a reading for Play-PerView. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm EST.

AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford Photo AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2020

TheaterWorks Hartford (TWH) Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today that their 20/21 season will begin streaming Sunday, September 27, 2020. 

The Workshop Theater Will Present a Special Reunion Reading Of THE GUEST AT CENTRAL P Photo The Workshop Theater Will Present a Special Reunion Reading Of THE GUEST AT CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2020

The Workshop Theater will present a benefit reading of Levy Lee Simon's brilliant and prescient play, directed by Thomas Coté, and featuring the original Workshop cast from our 2008 production

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JITNEY by August Wilson Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JITNEY by August Wilson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of August Wilson. Today's play, Jitney.

Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2020

Seattle Rep presents the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney in the Bagley Wright Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience Photo BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience
by Jay Irwin - Mar 5, 2020

I've often talked about the embarrassment of theatrical riches that we have in Seattle. We have several companies that bring us new works, many of which have made their way on to Broadway. We have a wealth of extremely talented performers who constantly wow us with their gifts. And we have a reputation that brings in talented others to play in our sandbox. But we also have a local connection to one of America's most acclaimed playwrights, August Wilson, and so we get things like the Tony nominated Broadway production of Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? remounting at the Seattle Rep with the Broadway director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and several of the Broadway cast.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep Photo VIDEO: 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.

Photo Flash:  Seattle Rep's JITNEY Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Rep's JITNEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 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.

Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep Photo Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020

Seattle Rep is proud to present the acclaimed 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. 

Harvy Blanks Videos

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: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of Toni Stone, by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. Get a first look below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Unfamiliar with Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY? LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Give Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper,Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon,Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Check out interviews with the company and a performance preview below!

BWW TV: LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Sing from Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and you can check out performances from LaChanze, Potts and Hughes below!

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Harvy Blanks Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Harvy Blanks been in?
Harvy Blanks has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Harvy Blanks been in?
Harvy Blanks has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Harvy Blanks been nominated for?
Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Tabletop .

What awards has Harvy Blanks won?
Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Tabletop.