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James Lecesne BIO

Off-Broadway: Motherhood Out Loud, Boys in the Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award), Cloud 9, One Man Band. Regional: I Am My Own Wife, Irma Vep (Hartford Stage). Co-founder of The Trevor Project.

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James Lecesne STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2015
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Dick Jensen [Replacement]

Fred Parker

[Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Productions, 2011
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Emory

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Performer

James Lecesne Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Writer

Writing

Playwright
Bookwriter

James Lecesne Awards and Nominations


winner
- 2016 - Best Solo Performance

James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance

James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance

James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding One Person Show

James Lecesne, Word of Mouth


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding One Person Show

James Lecesne, Word of Mouth

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James Lecesne News


THE ABSOLUTELY BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to Theatre444

Theatre444 is proud to bring you a unique one-man play; The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne.

Liz Callaway, Alex Edelman, Trevor Noah & More Nominated for 2023 United Solo Special Award

Discover the nominees for the 2023 United Solo Special Award, which will be presented at the festival's closing gala on November 19. Find out who made the list and get ready to celebrate outstanding solo performances.

Spring Solo Series At Vivid Stage Includes Harry Clarke, April 27-30

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, begins with 101 Humiliating Stories by Lisa Kron on April 13, kicking off their three-week Spring Solos Series. Second in the series is The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne; third is Harry Clarke by David Cale.

Vivid Stage's Spring Solos Feature THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, begins with 101 Humiliating Stories by Lisa Kron from April 13 through 16, kicking off their three-week Spring Solos Series.

Sean McDermott to Perform at Birdland Theater in April

BIRDLAND THEATER will present an evening with Broadway veteran Sean McDermott – star of Falsettos, Starlight Express, Grease, and the original cast of Miss Saigon – on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 PM.

101 HUMILIATING STORIES Kicks Off Solo Series At Vivid Stage!

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present 101 Humiliating Stories by Lisa Kron from April 13 through 16, kicking off their three-week Spring Solos Series.

Samantha Pauly, Jackie Burns, Julia Murney & More to Sing the Music of Judy Garland at BROADWAY ON THE BOWERY

Abingdon Theatre Company is set to present their next Broadway on the Bowery event, a concert celebrating the music of Judy Garland. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

Abingdon Theatre Company to Present Screenings of Short Films APART & AS APPLE PIE This Week

Abingdon Theatre Company will present the screening of Abingdon Virtual’s premiere short films, “Apart” and “As Apple Pie.” See where to watch, and more!

Jaspal Binning, Almeria Campbell, Rema Webb & More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's Virtual Festival of Short Plays

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their 3rd annual Virtual Festival of Short Plays; a festival set to shed light on stories written by BIPOC playwrights.

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents EDDIE GOES TO POETRY CITY By Richard Foreman

Eddie dreams of escape—from the office where he suffers at the hands of his co-workers, from a doctor whose treatments seem far worse than any medical complaint, perhaps from even the play itself! 

Submissions Now Open for VIRTUAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT PLAYS at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced the opening of submissions for their Virtual Festival of Short Plays. The third annual Virtual Festival of Short Plays is a virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color. 

Dael Orlandersmith & More Receive Awards at 2022 United Solo Festival

In the culmination of a seven-week run that featured over seventy one-person theatre productions from across the globe, the world’s largest solo theatre festival concluded its thirteenth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York on November 20, with this year’s awards gala.

Kathleen Chalfant, David Strathairn, Melissa Etheridge & More Nominated for 2022 United Solo Special Award

United Solo has announced the nominees for their thirteenth annual Special Award, presented each year to an outstanding solo performance that takes place outside of the festival.

Celeste Lecesne's POOF! (OR WHAT THE FAIRIES KNOW) to Have Workshop Production at Dixon Place

Broadway actor, performer and Academy Award Winner Celeste Lecesne (formerly James Lecesne) will have a workshop production of his newest solo play POOF! (Or What the Fairies Know) on October 27, 28, and 29th at 7:30 pm.

Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Season Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, Ruthie Henshall & More to Take Part in Abingdon Theatre Company 30th Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars will come out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award nominee David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 30th Season Featuring an Off-Broadway Premiere & More

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced details for their upcoming 30th Season, including one Off-Broadway premiere, a new season of Around The Table Readings, the return of their downtown cabaret series Broadway on the Bowery, and a new season of ATC's popular One Night Only series.

Vivid Stage Offers Pass Options For Upcoming Season

Vivid Stage, formerly Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, is offering three pass options that offer savings and flexibility for its new season.

Reynaldo Piniella and Pierre Marais Announced as Abingdon Theatre Company Artists in Residence

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced two new Artists in Residence for their upcoming 30th Season beginning in the fall. Reynaldo Piniella and Pierre Marais are set to be the next participants in the Carolyn Halpert Artist in Residence Program, which began in 2017.

Vivid Stage Announces 2022-2023 Season

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, is announcing its new season. This professional company will bring five productions to the stage in addition to improvisational comedy, cabaret, play readings, and educational programs for teens and adults.

James Lecesne FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has James Lecesne been in?

James Lecesne has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has James Lecesne been in?

James Lecesne has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has James Lecesne been nominated for?

James Lecesne has been nominated for several awards, including Best Solo Performance for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, and Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Additionally, he has received nominations for Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for both Word of Mouth performances.

What awards has James Lecesne won?

James Lecesne has won several awards for his performances. These include Best Solo Performance for "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show, and Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for both "Word of Mouth" and "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey."

How many shows has James Lecesne written?

James Lecesne has written 3 shows including One Man Band (Bookwriter), Word of Mouth (Playwright), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Playwright).

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