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John Douglas Thompson

 
Bio:
Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll's House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll's House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Earl of Kent
  [Broadway]
2018 Broadway Revival, 2018
Starkeeper
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Caius Cassius
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Becker
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2016
Agamemnon
  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Robert [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2014
Louis Armstrong
  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2013
Carl Lee Hailey
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Kent
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre For A New Audience Production, 2011
Macbeth
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Othello
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Enobarbus
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Orombo
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Le Bret
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Edgar
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Ensemble
Flavius
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Judge Brack
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

John Douglas Thompson Movies

Michael Clayton
 
[2007]
Jail Guard
The Bourne Legacy
 
[2012]
Lt. General Paulsen
Glass Chin
 
[2014]
Lou Gibson
A Most Violent Year
 
[2014]
Male Radio Reporter
Wolves
 
[2016]
Socrates
21 Bridges
 
[2019]
Reverend
Let Them All Talk
 
[2020]
Dr. Mitchell
The 355
 
[2022]
Larry Marks
Till
 
[2022]
Moses Wright

John Douglas Thompson TV Shows

For Life
 
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Spencer Richardson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
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Mel Cantor, E. R. Doctor

John Douglas Thompson Biography

Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar.
Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll's House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark Taper).
Film/TV: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," Wolves, The Bourne Legacy, Glass Chin, Michael Clayton, "Bull," "Person of Interest," "Madam Secretary," "Law & Order."
Awards: Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, Ovation, AUDELCO, Samuel H. Scripps, NAACP and Robert Brustein awards.

John Douglas Thompson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
John Douglas ThompsonThe Merchant of Venice
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
John Douglas Thompson, Julius Caesar
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
John Douglas Thompson, Jitney
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
John Douglas Thompson, Jitney
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson's Jitney
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Special Award Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
John Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine, Parts I and II
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Performance Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine, The Iceman Cometh
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
John Douglas ThompsonThe Emperor Jones
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actor
John Douglas ThompsonThe Emperor Jones
 
Obie Awards - 2009 - Performance Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson, Othello
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
John Douglas Thompson, Othello

John Douglas Thompson News

Interview: Joe Grifasi & Patrice Johnson Chevannes on the Many Facets of Samuel Becke Photo Interview: Joe Grifasi & Patrice Johnson Chevannes on the Many Facets of Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with the stars of Samuel Beckett's Endgame at Irish Repertory Theatre, Joe Grifasi and Patrice Johnson Chevannes!

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards Photo Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2023

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

Photos: First Look at Bill Irwin, John Douglas Thompson & More in ENDGAME at Irish Re Photo Photos: First Look at Bill Irwin, John Douglas Thompson & More in ENDGAME at Irish Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Get a first look at photos of Samuel Beckett's Endgame, now on stage at Irish Repertory Theatre!

Meryl Streep, Ariana DeBose, Tony Kushner & More to Take Part in 92NY Unterberg Poetr Photo Meryl Streep, Ariana DeBose, Tony Kushner & More to Take Part in 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center's 84th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

The 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center’s 84th season will continue with a Winter/Spring lineup featuring beloved playwrights and actors, critically-acclaimed novelists and poets. See details about the lineup and more.

John Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, and More Perform In Philip Roth Festival in March Photo John Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, and More Perform In Philip Roth Festival in March
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the anchor cultural institution for the city of Newark and the state of New Jersey, in collaboration with the Newark Public Library, will present PHILIP ROTH UNBOUND, a weekend-long festival that will celebrate, challenge and explore the life, legacy and work of novelist and Newark-native Philip Roth, on what would have been his 90th birthday weekend.

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA Photo DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the extension of the Off-Broadway premiere of Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. The final play from the late author now runs through January 8, 2023 (extended from an original closing date of January 1).

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Kennedy Center Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Kennedy Center Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards;  at Gala Hisp Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; at Gala Hispanic Theater Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

US Regional Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Close Out The Huntington's 2022-23 Seas Photo US Regional Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Close Out The Huntington's 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

The Huntington will end its 22/23 season with the 2022 Tony Award-winning Best Play The Lehman Trilogy, playing at The Huntington Theatre June 13 - July 16, 2023.

Red Bull Theater's YOUR OWN THING Starring Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper, Santino Fontan Photo Red Bull Theater's YOUR OWN THING Starring Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper, Santino Fontana & More to Take Place Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

RED BULL THEATER will rediscover the hit 1968 musical Your Own Thing and to give it its the first New York presentation in decades with a star-studded cast lead by Eddie Cooper, Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper, Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana, Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, Jennifer Sánchez, and Vaden Thurgood. 

John Douglas Thompson Videos

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

The star-studded cast of the new series includes Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, and Douglas Sills.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More! Videoplay
BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 5, 2019

One of Shakespeare's greatest dramas officially returned to Broadway last night. Led by two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, King Lear, under the direction of Sam Gold, opened at the Cort Theatre, where it will play through Sunday, July 7, 2019.

BWW TV: Highlights from TROILUS & CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 9. .

BWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & Company
by TV - On the Road - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Kelley Curran, John Douglas Thompson, and Tina Packer, as well as sneak peeks of Mother of the Maid and Henry V!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of SATCHMO AT THE WALDOLF on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2014

Following acclaimed, sold-out runs at Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company, Terry Teachout's play Satchmo at the Waldorf, stars John Douglas Thompson. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, Satchmo at the Waldorf just opened last night at Off Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Carl Lee Hailey'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 5, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Carl Lee Hailey', played by John Douglas Thompson.

STAGE TUBE: Director Phylicia Rashad Discusses JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2013

Casting has been announced for 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' which begins previews April 24 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 8 and performances run through June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a video of Director, Phylicia Rashad, discussing the show. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42nd
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2013

Maggie Siff plays Beatrice and Jonathan Cake Benedick in Theatre for a New Audience's new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Arin Arbus, currently in previews for an opening on February 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street. Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast below!

BWW TV: Check Out Kelli O'Hara and More in KING LEAR - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 2011

The Public Theater is now presenting KING LEAR, directed by James Macdonald. KING LEAR will run through Sunday, November 20 in The Public's Newman Theater and opened last night, November 8. Check out the performance highlights below!


John Douglas Thompson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Douglas Thompson been in?
John Douglas Thompson has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has John Douglas Thompson been in?
John Douglas Thompson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Douglas Thompson been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Julius Caesar , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jitney , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jitney , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for August Wilson's Jitney , Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tamburlaine, Parts I and II , Performance (Obie Awards) for Tamburlaine, The Iceman Cometh , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Satchmo at the Waldorf , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Satchmo at the Waldorf , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Satchmo at the Waldorf , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Emperor Jones , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Emperor Jones Performance (Obie Awards) for Othello and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Othello .

What awards has John Douglas Thompson won?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards), Performance (Obie Awards) for Tamburlaine, The Iceman Cometh , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Satchmo at the Waldorf, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Satchmo at the Waldorf Performance (Obie Awards) for Othelloand Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Othello.