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J. Bernard Calloway

 
Bio:
J Bernard Calloway appeared in The Purists (2019) at the Huntington. He appeared on Broadway in Memphis the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, Tony Award for Best Musical) and All the Way (Tony Award for Best Play). Off Broadway credits include Fabulation, Or the Re-Education of Undine (Signature ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
J Bernard Calloway appeared in The Purists (2019) at the Huntington. He appeared on Broadway in Memphis the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, Tony Award for Best Musical) and All the Way (Tony Award for Best Play). Off Broadway credits include Fabulation, Or the Re-Education of Undine (Signature ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
President 2
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater New York Premiere, 2016
Spencer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores Concert Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ralph Abernathy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Delray
Delray [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2004
Performer

J. Bernard Calloway Biography

J Bernard Calloway appeared in The Purists (2019) at the Huntington. He appeared on Broadway in Memphis the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, Tony Award for Best Musical) and All the Way (Tony Award for Best Play). Off Broadway credits include Fabulation, Or the Re-Education of Undine (Signature Theatre), The Good Negro and Head of Passes (The Public Theatre), and Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional credits include The Bluest Eye (Guthrie Theater), Head of Passes (Mark Taper Forum), Jitney (Two River Theater), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre Company), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Guys and Dolls (The Old Globe). Television and film credits include “When They See Us” (Netflix), “City on a Hill” (Showtime), “Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga”(Hulu), “Law & Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “Luke Cage,” “The Breaks,” “High Maintenance,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” The Taking of Pelham 123, Man on a Ledge, Anesthesia, Big Words, and The Girl is in Trouble.





J. Bernard Calloway News

Wake Up With BWW 12/15: SWEENEY TODD Casting, Inside the CHESS Concert, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/15: SWEENEY TODD Casting, Inside the CHESS Concert, and More!
by - Dec 15, 2022

Top stories include full principal casting for Sweeney Todd, which will star Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, Gaten Matarazzo and more! Plus, go inside The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit concert of the legendary musical Chess.

Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at  Photo Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of The Harder They Come. Joining the cast is Natey Jones in the lead role of Ivan, making his American stage debut, as well as J. Bernard Calloway and more.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 21, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be last night as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out photos!

FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed  Photo FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed Forces for Veterans Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

In honor of Veterans Day, Arts in the Armed Forces will present a reading of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning play FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Sideeq Heard, featuring original cast members from the successful off-Broadway co-production between The Public Theater and National Black Theatre ​​directed by Saheem Ali.

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Charity Angél Dawson to Lead Industry Presentation of ELLA: AN Photo Dee Dee Bridgewater & Charity Angél Dawson to Lead Industry Presentation of ELLA: AN AMERICAN MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

ELLA: An American Miracle, a new musical written by Anna Deavere Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Notes From The Field) and featuring music from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, is currently in development, with an upcoming work session held from August 25-September 21 to conclude with a private industry presentation.

 Photo Cape Cod Theatre Project Takes Audiences On Unexpected Journey In The South In BUST " An Afro-Currentist Play
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2020

BUST, written by playwright and actress, Zora Howard (HULU's Premature) is a true in-development play, is perhaps one of the Cape Cod Theatre Project's most anticipated readings of the season. What starts with a traffic stop of black man, quickly flips the script and a majority of what will transpire afterwards will be developed in the idyllic setting of the Cape and through audience feedback. Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct.

Pittsburg Public Theatre Presents Their Virtual Series PLAYTIME Photo Pittsburg Public Theatre Presents Their Virtual Series PLAYTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

Join The Pittsburgh Public Theater online for PlayTime, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7pm. PlayTime is a new online reading series, hosted live by Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, that will bring great classic plays and the work of extraordinary Pittsburgh writers right to your living room, computer, or device.

Lee Daniels & Brian Grazer's MS. PAT Pilot Lands at Hulu Photo Lee Daniels & Brian Grazer's MS. PAT Pilot Lands at Hulu
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 4, 2019

Deadline reports that a comedy pilot led by Ms. Pat has landed at Hulu. J. Bernard Calloway will star opposite the comedian, while Lee Daniels and Brian Grazer executive produce. 'Fame' alum Debbie Allen directs the pilot.

Photo Flash: Meet Billy Porter and the Company of THE PURISTS Photo Photo Flash: Meet Billy Porter and the Company of THE PURISTS
by Alan Henry - Aug 28, 2019

The Purists directed by Billy Porter begins performances at the Huntington Theatre Company soon, so here's a glimpse at the creative process!

J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE Photo J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of The Purists.

J. Bernard Calloway Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today that the run of Robert Schenkkan's new play All The Way, directed by Bill Rauch, is sold out. A limited number of standing room tickets will be sold on the day of each show - in person only and only one ticket per person - at the A.R.T. Ticket Services Office. There will be no standing room for previews, Opening Night, or the final performance. The production begins performances on September 13 and runs through Saturday, October 12. Check out a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Check Out Adam Pascal as 'Huey' in MEMPHIS; New Performance Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2012

This past fall, Rent vet Adam Pascal stepped into the shoes of Tony nominee Chad Kimball as Broadway's newest 'Huey Calhoun' in MEMPHIS. Production footage of Pascal performing the show's 11th-hour number, 'Memphis Lives in Me' and the show's finale 'Steal Your Rock and Roll' has just been released and we bring it to you below!

STAGE TUBE: NY Knicks Sing with Cast of MEMPHIS in New Webseries!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2011

In all all new webseries entitled 'The Andy and Landry Show,' New York Knicks rookies Andy Rautins and Landry Fields visit the Shubert Theatre to get song writing tips from the cast of Broadway's MEMPHIS. In this first episode, the duo learns and performs a themesong for thier new show. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: A Marriage Proposal Held On Stage At MEMPHIS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2010

The audience members attending the April 17th 2 PM performance of Memphis were given an extra special treat when Ramon Castro got on stage and proposed to his girlfriend Celeste Sanders. Castro quoted the show asking Sanders if she would be the woman to pick out his clothes for the rest of his life, a line used by Huey Calhoun.

STAGE TUBE: MEMPHIS Visits 'The View'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2009

The cast of Memphis made a stop at The View on December 17, 2009. MEMPHIS stars Chad Kimball (Huey Calhoun) andMontego Glover (Felicia Farrell) with Derrick Baskin (Gator),J. Bernard Calloway (Delray Jones), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons), and Cass Morgan (Gladys Calhoun).

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek of MEMPHIS Opening Night
by Craig Brockman - Oct 20, 2009

MEMPHIS, an original Broadway musical opened Monday, October 19, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th Street) following critically-acclaimed and sold-out engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, began previews Wednesday, September 23, 2009. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were on hand to capture all the excitement and celebration of Opening Night to bring you interviews with the cast and creative plus highlights from the show!


J. Bernard Calloway Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has J. Bernard Calloway been in?
J. Bernard Calloway has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has J. Bernard Calloway been in?
J. Bernard Calloway has not appeared in the West End