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Jack Willis

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Casca
  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 2004
Ensemble
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Tiger Brown

Photos

Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Actor and Political Activist Danny  Photo

Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Actor and Political Activist Danny Glover

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02/16/2018
Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Actor and Political Activist Danny  Photo

Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Actor and Political Activist Danny Glover

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02/16/2018
Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Director Kyle Donnelly and Playwright  Photo

Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Director Kyle Donnelly and Playwright Robert Schenkkan

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Tom Wiggin (Robert McNamara and others) and Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines John Photo

Tom Wiggin (Robert McNamara and others) and Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson)

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Arena Stage Executive Director Edgar Dobie, Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines John Photo

Arena Stage Executive Director Edgar Dobie, Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Bowman Wright (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) at the first rehearsal of The Great Society running February 2-March 11, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for A

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Casca

  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 2004
Ensemble

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Tiger Brown


Jack Willis Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Jack WillisOf Mice and Men
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Jack WillisArt
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Jack WillisArt

Jack Willis News

BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again! Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 21, 2018

Thank you Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith for bringing to the Washington Area the sequel writer Robert Schenkkan's two part series on President Lyndon Baines Johnson. First there was the Tony Winning ALL THE WAY which dealt with Johnson ascending the presidency while THE GREAT SOCIETY picks up at Johnson's State of the Union message in 1965 after his massive election victory.

Photo Flash: Danny Glover Visits THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Photo Flash: Danny Glover Visits THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018

Actor Danny Glover paid a visit to Arena Stage yesterday for a performance of The Great Society, check out the photos with the cast below!

BWW Review: LBJ Completes His Term in Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo BWW Review: LBJ Completes His Term in Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Roger Catlin - Feb 11, 2018

It will take biographer Robert Caro five volumes to complete his portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson, so it's no surprise that there's a second LBJ play from Robert Schenkkan.

Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way.

Senator Lisa Murkowski To Be Honored At THE GREAT SOCIETY Opening Night Photo Senator Lisa Murkowski To Be Honored At THE GREAT SOCIETY Opening Night
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as part of the opening night celebration for Robert Schenkkan's political drama The Great Society. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening will include a cocktail reception in the Bank of America Lower Lobby, seated dinner in the Molly Smith Study, the 8:00 p.m. opening night performance of The Great Society in the Fichandler Stage and post-show dessert reception in the Grand Lobby. The seated dinner will feature the presentation of the American Voice Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski.

BWW Interviews: The Past is Prologue in Arena's THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo BWW Interviews: The Past is Prologue in Arena's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 25, 2018

In The Great Society, we follow Johnson as he seeks to pass his landmark legislative anti-poverty programs, the Great Society, while struggling to deal with a military quagmire in Vietnam and domestic strife over ongoing civil rights issues.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times).

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage.

Photo Flash: Hal Linden, Matt Bogart, Britney Coleman and More Preview Arena Stage's  Photo Photo Flash: Hal Linden, Matt Bogart, Britney Coleman and More Preview Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Arena Stage's 2017/18 Season Preview event took place following the all-day, free Community Day and Costume Sale on August 26, 2916. The evening included performances from and conversations with artists involved in the 2017/18 season. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded event below!

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale.

Jack Willis Videos

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Kathleen Turner & More in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage.


Jack Willis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jack Willis been in?
Jack Willis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jack Willis been in?
Jack Willis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jack Willis been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Of Mice and Men Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Art and Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Art .