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Jefferson Mays recently completed his one-man rendition of A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse for which he received rave reviews. He was nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for originating the role of Terje Rød-Larsen in the Tony Award-winning play Oslo. Mays was also Tony-nominated for his multi-character performance in the Tony Award–winning Broadway production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, as well as his Tony Award–winning performance in I Am My Own Wife, where he played over 40 different roles. He also recently starred as George Hodel in the TNT miniseries I Am the Night, directed by Patty Jenkins, and recently had a featured role in the Coen Brothers anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Jefferson’s television credits include recurring arcs on FX’s The Americans; Cinemax’s The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh; NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; as well as a guest role in the Netflix hit Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Jefferson Mays STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Mayor Shinn

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Terje Rod-Larsen

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Bensinger

[Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Original Production, 2016
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
D'Ysquith Family

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2011
British Secret Service

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Henry Higgins

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Private Mason

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Alexander Throttlebottom

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Jeremiah Grady

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Abbe de Coulmier

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Mokie


Jefferson Mays Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2023 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jefferson Mays, A Christmas Carol

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Jefferson Mays, A Christmas Carol

Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jefferson Mays, Oslo


winner
Obie Awards - 2017 - Ensemble

Jefferson MaysOslo

Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Jefferson Mays, Oslo


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts

Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts

The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor

Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Jefferson MaysI Am My Own Wife


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Leading Actor in a Play

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Theatre World Awards - 2004 - Performance

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife


winner
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance

Jefferson MaysOrestes

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Jefferson Mays News


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Review: A Powerhouse Performance by Rp Mclaughlin, a Story of Identity with I AM MY OWN WIFE at Stageworks Theatre

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The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2023 Season continues this fall with the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. 
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Video: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL With the Creative Team

In a new behind-the-scenes video, watch the creative team of A Christmas Carol discuss the all of the elements that make up a scene! 
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Jefferson Mays FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jefferson Mays been in?

Jefferson Mays has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Jefferson Mays been in?

Jefferson Mays has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Jefferson Mays been nominated for?

Jefferson Mays has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "A Christmas Carol" and "Oslo." He was also nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A Christmas Carol" and "I Am My Own Wife." Mays received nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Oslo" and "I Am My Own Wife." Additionally, he was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Blood and Gifts." Other nominations include Ensemble at the Obie Awards for "Oslo" and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "I Am My Own Wife."

What awards has Jefferson Mays won?

Jefferson Mays has won several awards throughout his career, including the Ensemble Obie Award for "Oslo," Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," Best Leading Actor in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," Performance Obie Award for "I Am My Own Wife," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "I Am My Own Wife," and Performance Obie Award for "Orestes."

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