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Jay O. Sanders

 
Birth Place:
Austin, TX, USA
Bio:
Uncle Vanya (2019 Drama Desk Award, Hunter Theater Project), The Michaels, Gabriels, and Apples (Public Theater, European & World Tours, written and directed by Richard Nelson), Cyrano (Guthrie), and lots of Shakespeare. Television: "Sneaky Pete", "The Sinner", "True Detective". Film: DC Noir, The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 16, 1953 (69)

Birth Place: Austin, TX, USA

Bio:
Uncle Vanya (2019 Drama Desk Award, Hunter Theater Project), The Michaels, Gabriels, and Apples (Public Theater, European & World Tours, written and directed by Richard Nelson), Cyrano (Guthrie), and lots of Shakespeare. Television: "Sneaky Pete", "The Sinner", "True Detective". Film: DC Noir, The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Nick Laine
  [New York]
Public Theater Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
David Michael
  [Off-Broadway]
Public World Premiere Production, 2016
George Gabriel
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
George Gabriel
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Kent
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Richard Apple
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Titus Andronicus
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Sir Toby Belch
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Ghost of Hamlet's Father/ Player King/ Gravedigger
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Alfred Doolittle
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Bottom
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
George W. Bush
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Phillip
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Falstaff
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Sergeant John Falstaff
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1993
Dunois
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Bobby Jr.
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Phillip
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
MacDuff
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Seargant Wolff
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Lt. Stephen Maryk
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Milo McGee McGarr [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1981
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Orsino
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
1979
Doug
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Bradley
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Barnardine
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Westmoreland
Exeter (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

Photos

Jay O. Sanders Photo

Jay O. Sanders

From: 
Date:
04/18/2022
Jay O. Sanders, David Staller and Ethan E. Litwin Photo

Jay O. Sanders, David Staller and Ethan E. Litwin

From: 
Date:
12/13/2021
Jay O. Sanders, David Staller, Maryann Plunkett and Ethan E. Litwin Photo

Jay O. Sanders, David Staller, Maryann Plunkett and Ethan E. Litwin

From: 
Date:
12/13/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Nick Laine

  [New York]
Public Theater Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
David Michael

  [Off-Broadway]
Public World Premiere Production, 2016
George Gabriel

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
George Gabriel

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Kent

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Richard Apple

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Titus Andronicus

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Sir Toby Belch

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Ghost of Hamlet's Father/ Player King/ Gravedigger

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Alfred Doolittle

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Bottom

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
George W. Bush

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Phillip

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Falstaff

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Sergeant John Falstaff

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1993
Dunois

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Bobby Jr.

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Phillip

  [Off-Broadway]
1986
MacDuff

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Seargant Wolff

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Lt. Stephen Maryk

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Milo McGee McGarr [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1981
Performer

Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Orsino

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Performer

  [Broadway]
1979
Doug

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Bradley

  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Barnardine

  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Westmoreland

Exeter (Understudy)

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

Jay O. Sanders Biography

Uncle Vanya (2019 Drama Desk Award, Hunter Theater Project), The Michaels, Gabriels, and Apples (Public Theater, European & World Tours, written and directed by Richard Nelson), Cyrano (Guthrie), and lots of Shakespeare. Television: "Sneaky Pete", "The Sinner", "True Detective". Film: DC Noir, The Day After Tomorrow, JFK, Angels in the Outfield, Tumbleweeds. Prolific narrator of documentary films.

Jay O. Sanders Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Jay O. SandersUncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Jay O. SandersSweet and Sad
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance Gold Star
Jay O. SandersSweet and Sad
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Jay O. Sanders, Titus Andronicus

Jay O. Sanders News

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announces Live Capture Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announces Live Capture
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Today, the Tony Nominated Broadway musical Girl From The North Country announced that the production was professionally captured prior to its re-opening on April 29th for future use.

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Last night,¬†Girl From The North Country¬†hosted a special performance and gala to celebrate their third time opening on Broadway, as well as their seven Tony Award nominations, including ‚ÄúBest New Musical.‚Ä̬†

Photos: Colton Ryan, Bernadette Peters & More Arrive at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY R Photo Photos: Colton Ryan, Bernadette Peters & More Arrive at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Re-Opening Night Gala
by Bruce Glikas - May 13, 2022

Girl From the North Country, which temporarily closed on January 23 with the promise of returning this spring, returned for a limited engagement, April 29-June 19 at the Belasco Theatre.

Photos: On the Red Carpet of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Re-Opening Night Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Re-Opening Night Gala
by Bruce Glikas - May 13, 2022

Girl From the North Country, which temporarily closed on January 23 with the promise of returning this spring, returned for a limited engagement, April 29-June 19 at the Belasco Theatre.

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Chronicles Their Journey on Broadway Photo VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Chronicles Their Journey on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Girl From The North Country, nominated yesterday for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just released a new video that chronicles their journey on Broadway.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Will Embark on North American Tour in 2023 Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Will Embark on North American Tour in 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Today, it was announced that the North American Tour of the acclaimed Girl From The North Country, nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will have its technical rehearsals and tour premiere at Hennepin Theatre Trust's historic Orpheum Theatre in the Fall of 2023. 

Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations? Photo Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations?
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards were announced this morning, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who (while still great!), didn't get a nomination this year. Check out who else was eligible below. Here's to their great work this theatre season!

How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations Photo How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Monday, May 9, by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. The announcement can be viewed LIVE (9am ET) in their entirety here on BroadwayWorld. Plus, be sure to stay tuned throughout the rest of the day for reactions from the nominees and more!

Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season Photo Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2021-22 Broadway productions all leading up to Monday's big announcement... the Tony nominations. Need a recap before the nominations announcement? Below, we've rounded up all rulings from all four meeting. Apart from these specific decisions, all other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.

Jay O. Sanders Videos

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run VideoGIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Last night,¬†Girl From The North Country¬†hosted a special performance and gala to celebrate their third time opening on Broadway, as well as their seven Tony Award nominations, including ‚ÄúBest New Musical.‚Ä̬†

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Chronicles Their Journey on Broadway VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Chronicles Their Journey on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Girl From The North Country, nominated yesterday for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just released a new video that chronicles their journey on Broadway.

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast Spreads Holiday Cheer With 'Winter Wonderland VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast Spreads Holiday Cheer With 'Winter Wonderland' Performance
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

The Broadway cast of Girl From The North Country recently celebrated their 2022 Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album and the holiday season with 1067LiteFM's Christine Nagy. The cast got together to spread some holiday cheer with an outdoor performance of 'Winter Wonderland.'

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Celebrates its Grammy Nomination VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Celebrates its Grammy Nomination
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Girl From the North Country was among the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

VIDEO: THE GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast on the Importance of Thanksgiving VideoVIDEO: THE GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast on the Importance of Thanksgiving
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

The Girl From the North Country has released a new video featuring members of the cast discussing the importance of Thanksgiving.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 15, 2021

The cast of Girl From The North Country appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform a medley of Bob Dylan classics, including 'Hurricane', 'License to Kill', and 'Slow Train'.

VIDEO: Go Inside GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Reopening Jam Session, Finale Number & VideoVIDEO: Go Inside GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Reopening Jam Session, Finale Number & More!
by Team BWW - Oct 14, 2021

Girl From The North Country is pressing on with Broadway performances! The new show by  playwright Conor McPherson just reopened at the Belasco Theatre, where the company celebrated with a special jam session outside of the theatre. Plus, watch as the company shares a letter from Bob Dylan during the curtain call, and as they perform the show's poignant file, 'Pressing On.'

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Performs at 'A Great Day in Harlem' Festival VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Performs at 'A Great Day in Harlem' Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 11, 2021

Watch Girl From The North Country’s Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and Rachel Stern perform 'All Along The Watchtower/Idiot Wind'!

VIDEO: Colton Ryan and Caitlin Houlahan Perform 'I Want You' From GIRL FROM THE NORTH VideoVIDEO: Colton Ryan and Caitlin Houlahan Perform 'I Want You' From GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2020

Girl from the North Country might not be in performances on Broadway, but the cast is still keeping busy! The new Bob Dylan musical just released a new music video featuring cast members Colton Ryan and Caitlin Houlahan coming together virtually to perform their version of 'I Want You'.

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Releases Music Video of Kimber Elayne Sprawl Perfo VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Releases Music Video of Kimber Elayne Sprawl Performing 'Tight Connection To My Heart'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2020

Last night a brand new music video for 'Tight Connection To My Heart,' from Girl From The North Country was released as part of Harlem Week's Virtual Music Festival.


Jay O. Sanders Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jay O. Sanders next theatre project?
Jay O. Sanders's next show will be Girl from the North Country which opens on 4/29/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Jay O. Sanders been in?
Jay O. Sanders has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Jay O. Sanders been in?
Jay O. Sanders has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jay O. Sanders been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweet and Sad Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Titus Andronicus .

What awards has Jay O. Sanders won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweet and Sadand Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad.