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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. (read complete bio)
 

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. (read complete bio)

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

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Writer

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

Photos

James Lecesne and Tony Speciale Photo

James Lecesne and Tony Speciale

From: 
Date:
03/19/2017
James Lecesne with Dan Domingues, Isabella Russo, James Davis, Concetta Tomei, Angela Photo

James Lecesne with Dan Domingues, Isabella Russo, James Davis, Concetta Tomei, Angela Reed and Dale Soules

From: 
Date:
01/23/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [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

Productions

Writer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

James Lecesne Biography

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.

James Lecesne Awards and Nominations

 
- 2016 - Best Solo Performance Gold Star
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding One Person Show Gold Star
James Lecesne, Word of Mouth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding One Person Show Gold Star
James Lecesne, Word of Mouth

James Lecesne News

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Thea Photo MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Blackfriars Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Season. In the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackfriars made a point of raising the bar and the community's expectations of what local theater can look like.

Photos: See Max von Essen, Jessica Vosk & More in IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Photo Photos: See Max von Essen, Jessica Vosk & More in IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has released photos from their Broadway on the Bowery event, the music of It Happened In Key West on March 7th. Artistic Director, Chad Austin directed the evening at Duane Park, with music direction by Nick Wilders.

United Solo Closes 2021 Season With Grand Awards Gala Photo United Solo Closes 2021 Season With Grand Awards Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

Following a month-long run that featured several dozen one-person theatre productions from across the globe, United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, concluded its twelfth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York by presenting this year's awards at the United Solo Closing Gala.

United Solo Theatre Festival Announces Nominees For The 2021 Special Award Photo United Solo Theatre Festival Announces Nominees For The 2021 Special Award
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

Later this month, the world's largest solo theatre festival returns to its resident stage at Theatre Row in New York, resuming the tradition of honoring outstanding solo performances with the United Solo Special Award. Every year, this award goes to an artist who has created a captivating performance which is rich with sensitivity, audacity, and wisdom.

Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion Photo Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

With the upcoming first anniversary of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020, Abingdon Theatre Company is shedding light on the art that has been created as a result of this tragedy. It Cries Too Loudly explores the overlap between joy and tragedy in her tumultuous home country and the experience of being an emigre.

92Y to Celebrate Pride Month 2021 With Free Archived Talks Featuring Alan Cumming, To Photo 92Y to Celebrate Pride Month 2021 With Free Archived Talks Featuring Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021

92Y will celebrate Pride 2021 by sharing fee archived talks and events featuring luminaries from the world of culture, politics, activism, and literature. 

Abingdon Theatre Company Will Host a Watch Party and Talkback For Virtual Festival Wi Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Will Host a Watch Party and Talkback For Virtual Festival Winner EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company will present a short film of 'Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom' written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson followed by a talk back with the writer and cast, moderated by Reggie Lee on May 25th at 7pm ET. This event is free. This piece is being screened in May to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO Photo Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) will present a virtual reading of The Inferno, a new play by Chris Sherman on April 5th at 7pm ET via their YouTube channel.

David Lee Nelson's STAGES Now Streaming from Pure Theatre Photo David Lee Nelson's STAGES Now Streaming from Pure Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 12, 2021

A hero’s journey through the medical wilderness. The final performance of writer/performer David Lee Nelson’s inspirational, funny, and unflinching story of being diagnosed with early- onset colorectal cancer was captured on film and is now available to stream for the first time.

Cinnabar Theater To Present Bay Area Premiere Of ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKE Photo Cinnabar Theater To Present Bay Area Premiere Of ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2021

Cinnabar Theater today announced plans to present the Bay Area premiere of playwright James Lecesne's critically acclaimed one-man play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, starring renowned actor Michael Pavone in his Cinnabar Theater debut and directed by Nathan Cummings in a performance to be virtually broadcast beginning Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m., continuing with on-demand streaming through Sunday, January 31.

James Lecesne Videos

BWW Exclusive: Meet TREVOR's Young Star, Hudson Loverro! VideoBWW Exclusive: Meet TREVOR's Young Star, Hudson Loverro!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Trevor, the new musical will make its New York premiere beginning Tuesday, April 7 ahead of a Tuesday, April 21 opening night at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street). 

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago VideoBWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 29, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened on July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. 

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More; Begins Previews Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2015

Performances begin tonight, July 11, 2015, for the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with writer and star James Lecesne, as well as composer Duncan Sheik, director Tony Speciale, and friend and colleague Ian McKellen!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY!
by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 26, 2015

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street), now beginning performances Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 8pm, and officially opening Monday, July 27, 2015.

VIDEO: Trailer - BROADWAY DAMAGE Released on Blu-Ray Tomorrow, 4/30
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2013

'Broadway Damage' has just been remastered in strikingly vibrant Blu-ray to celebrate its happy-go-lucky 15th Anniversary and that time when hope brought us back onto the dance floor. Check out the trailer for Broadway Damage below!

STAGE TUBE: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Company Talks New Primary Stages Production
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2011

Primary Stages will present the New York premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the cast will feature Mary Bacon, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Randy Graff and James Lecesne. On press day, August 23, the cast spoke to Givenik about the new show. Hear what they have to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe to LGBT Youth: 'Be Proud of Who You Are'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2010

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, who will make his return to Broadway Next Year in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, recently became a spokesperson for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that is dedicated to providing education and support for young LGBT or questioning youth. BroadwayWorld brings you his new promo ad for the organization below, encouraging everyone to 'be proud of who you are.'

STAGE TUBE: 'AFTER THE STORM' Official Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Oct 5, 2009

AFTER THE STORM, a doc competition film at the LA Film Fest that focuses on a group of displaced teens in post-Katrina New Orleans as they audition and rehearse for a production of 'Once On This Island', the hurricane-themed hit Broadway musical. It's the second doc feature for Hilla Medalia, who won a Peabody last year for her three-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, To Die In Jerusalem.


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?
Best Solo Performance () for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Word of Mouth and Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Word of Mouth .

What awards has James Lecesne won?
Best Solo Performance () for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Word of Mouthand Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Word of Mouth.

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).