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John Cameron Mitchell

 
Birth Place:
El Paso, TX, USA
Bio:
In 1998, Mitchell wrote (along with composer Stephen Trask) and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning off-Broadway rock musical about a genderqueer East German rock musician chasing after an ex-lover who plagiarized her songs. Three years later, he directed and starred in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 21, 1963 (59)

Birth Place: El Paso, TX, USA

Bio:
In 1998, Mitchell wrote (along with composer Stephen Trask) and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning off-Broadway rock musical about a genderqueer East German rock musician chasing after an ex-lover who plagiarized her songs. Three years later, he directed and starred in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Hedwig
Hedwig
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Steve
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
The Young Thing
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Alexander Weeks
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Dickon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Trent
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Trent
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Huckleberry Finn (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Hedwig

Hedwig

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Steve

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
The Young Thing

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Alexander Weeks

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Dickon

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Trent

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Trent

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Huckleberry Finn (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

Director

Writing
Bookwriter

John Cameron Mitchell Biography

In 1998, Mitchell wrote (along with composer Stephen Trask) and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning off-Broadway rock musical about a genderqueer East German rock musician chasing after an ex-lover who plagiarized her songs.

Three years later, he directed and starred in the feature-film version of the play for which he won Best Director at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. His performance was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Mitchell's first professional stage role was Huckleberry Finn in a 1985 Organic Theater adaptation at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. His first New York acting role was Huck Finn in the Broadway musical Big River (1985). He originated the role of Dickon on Broadway in The Secret Garden, and appeared in the original cast of the off-Broadway musical Hello Again. He received Drama Desk nominations for both roles, and can be heard on the original cast recordings for each.

He appeared in the original cast of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (both off- and on-Broadway), and starred in Larry Kramer's off-Broadway sequel to The Normal Heart, The Destiny of Me, for which he received an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination.

Mitchell's early television work includes guest-starring roles in Daybreak, MacGyver, Head of the Class, Law & Order, The New Twilight Zone, Freddy's Nightmares, The Equalizer, Our House, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, and The Stepford Children. He was a regular cast member on the 1996 Fox sitcom Party Girl, and was the long-running voice for Sydney, an animated kangaroo that appeared in commercials for Dunk-a-roos cookies.

Starring and co-starring film roles include a homicidal new waver in Band of the Hand (1986), a Polish immigrant violinist in Misplaced (1990), and a teen Lothario poet in Book of Love (1990). Mitchell had a single line ("Delivery!") in Spike Lee's Girl Six (1996) as a man auditioning for a pornographic film. Mitchell is a founding member of the Drama Department Theater Company, for which he adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard.

John Cameron Mitchell Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
John Cameron Mitchell
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Obie Awards - 1998 - Special Citations Gold Star
John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig And The Angry Inch
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Actor - Musical
John Cameron Mitchell , Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Obie Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
John Cameron Mitchell, The Destiny of Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actor - Play
John Cameron Mitchell, The Destiny of Me

John Cameron Mitchell News

Governors Island Arts And Film At Lincoln Center Announce Free Outdoor Film Series Photo Governors Island Arts And Film At Lincoln Center Announce Free Outdoor Film Series
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Governors Island Arts and Film at Lincoln Center announced today the return of free outdoor film screenings on the Island for summer 2022 featuring John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Friday, June 3 and Sidney Lumet's The Wiz on Friday, August 5.

New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

Actor's Express Announces URINETOWN, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and More for Season 35 Photo Actor's Express Announces URINETOWN, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and More for Season 35
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

Actor's Express announces its 35th Season of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre. In addition to the six-show subscription season, AE continues its foray into podcasts and also welcomes back its perennially popular cabaret partnership with Atlanta icon Libby Whittemore.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Returns To Israel Photo HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Returns To Israel
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

The Israeli premiere of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is returning to the stage this June, starring Roi Dolev as the titular character.

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP
by Bruce Glikas - May 4, 2022

A Strange Loop has arrived on Broadway at last! The Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opened just last week at the Lyceum Theater, directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Photos: John Cameron Mitchell & More Acknowledge Julius' Significance to LGBT Activis Photo Photos: John Cameron Mitchell & More Acknowledge Julius' Significance to LGBT Activism & History
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Village Preservation; the¬†NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project; the owner of¬†Julius‚Äô Bar, located at 159 West 10th Street; special guest, Broadway star¬†John Cameron Mitchell; LGBT activist and 1966 ‚ÄúSip-In‚ÄĚ participant,¬†Randy Wicker; and others gathered for the unveiling of a plaque to acknowledge Julius‚Äô significance to LGBT activism and history.¬†

Photos: Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More! at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Photos: Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Kevin Alvey - Apr 21, 2022

'Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More!' at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC. Marilyn Maye celebrated her 94th birthday with a run of 10 shows in the NYC Nightclub. Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and from the Broadway stage, Marilyn brought her special brand of energetic positivity to the Manhattan crowd and shows no signs of slowing down!

Plaque to Be Unveiled Honoring Julius', New York City's Oldest Gay Bar Photo Plaque to Be Unveiled Honoring Julius', New York City's Oldest Gay Bar
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Village Preservation and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project will join with the owner of Julius’ Bar, located at 159 West 10th Street, Broadway star John Cameron Mitchell, LGBT activist Randy Wicker, and others for the unveiling of a plaque to acknowledge the bar’s significance to LGBT activism and history.

Carrie Coon, Ann Harada & More to Take Part in SELECTED SHORTS: DANGEROUS WOMEN Photo Carrie Coon, Ann Harada & More to Take Part in SELECTED SHORTS: DANGEROUS WOMEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Symphony Space will present Selected Shorts: Dangerous Women, an¬†evening of short stories celebrating women who subvert expectations and disrupt the peace, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman's feminist classic ‚ÄúThe Yellow Wallpaper.‚ÄĚ

Photos: First Look at Divina De Campo and More in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Photo Photos: First Look at Divina De Campo and More in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2022

Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester have revealed exclusive images from HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK icon Divina De Campo and South African actor, musician and physical performer Elijah Ferreira.

John Cameron Mitchell Videos

VIDEO: First Look at GIRLS5EVA Season Two & More in Peacock's 2022 Trailer VideoVIDEO: First Look at GIRLS5EVA Season Two & More in Peacock's 2022 Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 4, 2022

New releases include Girls5Eva season two, Joe VS Carole starring Tony-winning Hedwig star John Cameron Mitchell, and a new series based on the popular Pitch Perfect film franchise.  New content will star Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Emmy Possum, Taye Diggs, Josh Gad, Isla Fisher, Kim Cattrall, and more.

VIDEO: First Look at John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic in New JOE VS CAROLE Series VideoVIDEO: First Look at John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic in New JOE VS CAROLE Series
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

Peacock has released a first look at Tony-winner John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic in Peacock's new series, Joe vs. Carole. Mitchell is joined by Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin. The series is based on the 'Joe Exotic' podcast which inspired Netflix's Tiger King series. Watch the first look promo and check out new images now!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SHRILL Season Three VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SHRILL Season Three
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2021

The series is executive produced by Ali Rushfield, who also serves as showrunner, Aidy Bryant, Lindy West, Rob Klein, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer.

VIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Andrew Rannells, and VideoVIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Andrew Rannells, and More Hedwigs Perform 'Wig in a Box'
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2020

During the 'Can't Cancel Pride' event, John Cameron Mitchell appeared alongside other past Hedwigs to perform 'Wig in a Box' from Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

Broadway Rewind: Neil Patrick Harris Brings HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: Neil Patrick Harris Brings HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when Neil Patrick Harris returned to Broadway with a Tony-winning performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The musical, which features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask, played at the Belasco Theatre for 507 performances.

VIDEO: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH VideoVIDEO: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2020

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Hedwig and the Angry Inch will run January 28 - March 8, 2020 in the Stiemke Studio. Matt Rodin will perform the title character Hedwig with Rep favorite Bethany Thomas (Songs for Nobodies, Milwaukee Rep) as Yitzhak.

#TBT: Lena Hall Celebrates Opening Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Video#TBT: Lena Hall Celebrates Opening Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2020

Ladies and gentleman, whether you like it or not, Hedwig! We're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award winner Lena Hall by looking back at her opening night of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Broadway's Belasco Theatre! Check out the video to see Lena alongside Neil Patrick Harris, composer Stephen Trask, book writer John Cameron Mitchell, and more celebrating Hedwig's arrival on Broadway!

VIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Cerveris & More Unite to Sing a HEDWIG Classic VideoVIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Cerveris & More Unite to Sing a HEDWIG Classic
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

On December 17, 2019, John Cameron Mitchell joined Michael Cerveris, Edward Carter Simon (Big Easy Award nominated Hedwig in New Orleans 2019) and Kimberly Kaye (Big Easy Award winning Yitsak in New Orleans 2019) onstage at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans for a very special version of Stephen Trask's 'Origin Of Love' during the Loose Cattle band's annual Christmas hootenanny, A Very Loose Cattle Christmas. And it was magic. Watch the full performance, filmed by Bridget Fenlason, below!

John Cameron Mitchell Teams With Eyelids for a Lou Reed Tribute EP for His Sick Mothe VideoJohn Cameron Mitchell Teams With Eyelids for a Lou Reed Tribute EP for His Sick Mother
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 4, 2019

John Cameron Mitchell has teamed up with Eyelids to record an EP of Lou Reed covers, and the proceeds of the EP will go towards Mitchell's mom's Alzheimer's care. They also released an animated video for a?oeWaves of Fear.a?? 

VIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell and Shannon Conley Perform 'Origin of Love' VideoVIDEO: John Cameron Mitchell and Shannon Conley Perform 'Origin of Love'
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2019

Live from Here with Chris Thile's latest episode debuted on Saturday, September 28 from its new broadcast home, New York's Town Hall, featuring guest performances from Dawes, Joseph, Becca Stevens and John Cameron Mitchell.


John Cameron Mitchell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Cameron Mitchell been in?
John Cameron Mitchell has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has John Cameron Mitchell been in?
John Cameron Mitchell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Cameron Mitchell been nominated for?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Hedwig And The Angry Inch , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch Performance (Obie Awards) for The Destiny of Me and Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Destiny of Me .

What awards has John Cameron Mitchell won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Hedwig And The Angry Inchand Performance (Obie Awards) for The Destiny of Me.

How many shows has John Cameron Mitchell written?
John Cameron Mitchell has written 1 shows including Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Bookwriter).