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Broadway: Choir Boy (MTC, OCC Nominee). Off-Broadway: Raisin in the Sun (Public Theater), Grand Hotel (Encores!). TV: “Raising Kanan,” PBS’ “Great Performances” (Mass). Education: Carnegie Mellon University.

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Encores! Concert Revival Production, 2024
Jack the Bear

Original Broadway Production, 2023
Jesse Webb

Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2019
Anthony Justin "AJ" James

City Center Encores! Revival, 2018

John Clay III TV Shows

Power Book III: Raising Kanan
[ 2021-2022 ] Worrell

John Clay III Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Feature Actor in a Play

John Clay III, Choir Boy

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John Clay III News

Video: Watch 'The Whole World's Waitin' to Sing Your Song' from JELLY'S LAST JAM

Watch video footage of Nicholas Christopher, Alaman Diadhiou, and the ensemble of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam performing 'The Whole World’s Waitin’ to Sing Your Song' here!

Video: Tiffany Mann and Okieriete Onaodowan Perform 'Michigan Water' In JELLY'S LAST JAM At City Center Encores!

Get a peek at the New York City Center Encores! production of Jelly’s Last Jam. In the video below, watch as Tiffany Mann and Okieriete Onaodowan as Buddy Bolden perform “Michigan Water”!

Photos: First Look at Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Up next in the New York City Center Encores! season is Jelly’s Last Jam. Check out new photos of the cast in action!

Review Roundup: JELLY'S LAST JAM Opens at New York City Center

Read the reviews for Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center, starring Billy Porter and more.

Video: Watch Highlights of Nicholas Christopher, Billy Porter & More in JELLY'S LAST JAM

In this video, watch highlights of Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center Encores!.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!

In this video, watch as the cast of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam meets the press and gives a special sneak peek of 'Jelly's Jam' and 'Play the Music for Me.'

Photos: The Cast of JELLY'S LAST JAM at City Center Encores! Meets the Press

Jelly’s Last Jam runs February 21 through March 3 at New York City Center. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with them about the upcoming show. Check out photos from the press event here!

Photos: Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM Cast Poses for Portrait

Rehearsals are now underway for Encores! next show- Jelly’s Last Jam, led by director Robert O’Hara. Check out a new photo as the cast paused from rehearsals here!

Okieriete Onaodowan & Alaman Diadhiou Complete the Cast of Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton) will join the cast of Encores! Jelly’s Last Jam as Buddy Bolden and Alaman Diadhiou will make his New York stage debut as Young Jelly. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: The Encores! Orchestra Rehearses JELLY'S LAST JAM

It's Jelly's first Jam! The 15-piece Encores! Orchestra, led by Guest Music Director Jason Michael Webb are jammin’ in “Jelly’s Jam,” a musical theater orchestration of Jelly Roll Morton’s iconic original jazz music, and Webb provides insight into how the music connects past and present in this video.


Ryan McCartan will host 54 Celebrates The Jimmy Awards, celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Jimmy Awards. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Nicholas Christopher, John Clay III, Tiffany Mann, and Leslie Uggams Join JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!

NEW YORK CITY CENTER has revealed additional casting for Jelly’s Last Jam the second production of the 30th Encores! series.

Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Feature: The Best Of 2023 And The Last Four Years

It's time to see what resonated the most with Broadway World Cabaret lead writer and Editor Stephen Mosher on the last day.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Complete Casting For the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

 National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released on 2-Disc CD

NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available on 2-disc CD on Friday, September 15.

Review: JOHN CLAY III Delivers Powerful Debut Performance At The Green Room 42

Every artist dreams of hitting it out of the park with their first-ever solo show. For John Clay III, it was a swing and most palpable hit.

John Clay III Comes to the Green Room 42 Next Week

The Green Room 42 presents Broadway star John Clay III (New York, New York, Choir Boy) on Monday, August 28th, 2023 at 7pm.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Close Next Weekend

This is the final week to see NEW YORK, NEW YORK, the Tony Award-winning musical (Best Scenic Design of a Musical-Beowulf Boritt) that features music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb, a book written by David Thompson, co-written by Sharon Washington, with additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK will play its final performance Sunday, July 30 at 3pm, having played 33 preview and 110 regular performances.

Listen: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Now

NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in digital and streaming formats now!


How many Broadway shows has John Clay III been in?

John Clay III has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has John Clay III been in?

John Clay III has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has John Clay III been nominated for?

John Clay III has been nominated for Outstanding Feature Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in Choir Boy.

What is John Clay III next theatre project?

John Clay III's next show will be Jelly's Last Jam which opens on 2/21/2024 on Off-Broadway.

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