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Jerry Whiddon

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Edgar

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Edgar


Jerry Whiddon Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Play, HELEN Production
Jerry WhiddonTiny Tim's Christmas Carol
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
The Last Ship, The Last Ship
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding New Broadway Musical
The Last Ship, The Last Ship
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Jerry WhiddonBlackbird
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Jerry WhiddonYou're A Good Man Charlie Brown
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Jerry WhiddonAn Almost Holy Picture
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Jerry WhiddonWho's Afraid of Viginia Woolf?
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Jerry WhiddonJoe Egg
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production
Jerry WhiddonHeathen Valley
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production
Jerry WhiddonHeathen Valley

Jerry Whiddon News

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center
by Jane Horwitz - Nov 28, 2019

The giggles and guffaws zoom along at top speed, even as the bus breaks down in this genuinely riotous adaptation of Mo Willems' 2003 Caldecott-awarded picture book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for¬†Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!), a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere from the Kennedy Center's first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Emmy Award¬ģa?'winning writer and¬†New York Times¬†best-selling author and illustrator¬†Mo Willems. This fabulously fun and funny musical, running November 23, 2019a?'January 5, 2020 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater, features a script by Willems and¬†Muppet Babies¬†executive producer¬†Mr. Warburton¬†with music by¬†Deborah Wicks La Puma, direction by¬†Jerry Whiddon, choreography by¬†Jessica Hartman, and dramaturgy by¬†Megan Alrutz.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2017

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Willy Loman. Wallece is her partner in life as well as onstage. Her once-in-a-lifetime performance can be seen through October 22nd.

Eisemann Family Series Closes with ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Eisemann Center Presents' Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series concludes the 2016-2017 Season with Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play! Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center.

BWW Review: A Victory of a Performance with ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by Kristen Morale - Jan 29, 2017

Recently arrived for its off-Broadway premiere at the New Victory Theater is Mo Willems' musical extravaganza 'Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!,: written especially for the little guys in a theater that caters to children of all ages. When not watching their children squeal with laughter, even adults can't help but get in on the fun they will be having by watching Elephant, Piggie and other colorful and exciting characters turn an ordinary day into quite a memorable one. Happening now at the New Victory, New York City's only theater that is dedicated to bringing children the magic of live performances, audiences can now see six-time Emmy winner and New York Times bestseller's six-book series on stage, brought to life by an upbeat and wildly catchy score by Deborah Wicks La Puma and talented actors who have enough energy and pizazz in their step to make an entire theater of children immensely happy.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Makes Off-Broadway Premiere Today at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 28, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from today, January 28, through February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Make Off-Broadway Premiere at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 10, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from January 28 - February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.


Jerry Whiddon Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jerry Whiddon been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play, HELEN Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship , Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship , The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Blackbird , Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for An Almost Holy Picture , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Who's Afraid of Viginia Woolf? , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Joe Egg Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Heathen Valley and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Heathen Valley .