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Birth Place: Atlanta, GA, USA

Bio:
MTC: Murder Ballad, The Madrid, The Green Heart. Recent theatre: Venus, Tumacho and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (2014 Obie Award). Recent film/TV: LBJ, My America, Ned Rifle, "Billions," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Boardwalk Empire" (SAG Award nomination). Broadway: The Full ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Clubbed Thumb's Off-Broadway Production, 2020
Cast
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2018
Bobby Spokes
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Charles Guiteau
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Revival, 2017
Performer
  [New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Hugh Dorsey
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2013
Watson
  [Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Tom
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
Mortimer Durham
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Eliot
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2005
Harry
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Fire Captain
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Walt Dreary
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Oscar Fritchie
  [West End]
London Production, 2002
Dave Bukatinsky
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Dave Bukatinsky
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Dave Bukatinsky
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
George Lewis
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Lewis Morris [Replacement]
Samuel Chase (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Cardinal Campeius/Porter/Gatekeeper
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
McPherson
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
John
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Ensemble

John Ellison Conlee Biography

MTC: Murder Ballad, The Madrid, The Green Heart. Recent theatre: Venus, Tumacho and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (2014 Obie Award). Recent film/TV: LBJ, My America, Ned Rifle, "Billions," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Boardwalk Empire" (SAG Award nomination). Broadway: The Full Monty (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), The Constant Wife and 1776. Off-Broadway: Pig Farm (Roundabout), Ethan Lipton's Luther (Clubbed Thumb), The Butter and Egg Man and The Bald Soprano (Atlantic). Encores! versions of Assassins and Anyone Can Whistle. He received his MFA from NYU.

John Ellison Conlee Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Performance Gold Star
John Ellison Conlee, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Ellison Conlee , The Full Monty
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Ellison Conlee, The Full Monty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
John Ellison Conlee, The Full Monty

John Ellison Conlee News

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tina Fey & More to Celebrate Ars Nova 20th Anniversary at NOVA BA Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tina Fey & More to Celebrate Ars Nova 20th Anniversary at NOVA BALL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2023

Ars Nova will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and honor its founders Jenny & Jon Steingart at Nova Ball, Ars Nova’s annual benefit-turned-party of the season.

Photos: Vineyard Theater Honors Tony-Winner Billy Crudup At 40th Anniversary Gala! Photo Photos: Vineyard Theater Honors Tony-Winner Billy Crudup At 40th Anniversary Gala!
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 14, 2023

See photos from inside the Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary gala honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup!

Photos: On the Red Carpet for PICTURES FROM HOME Opening Night Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for PICTURES FROM HOME Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 10, 2023

Check out red carpet photos from opening night of Pictures From Home, starring Nathan Lane, Zo√ę Wanamaker, and Danny Burstein!

Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO Photo Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 11, 2022

Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet at Kimberly Akimbo! Kimberly Akimbo celebrated its opening night at the Booth Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big celebration of this great musical adventure!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night Photo Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 6, 2022

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened Monday night at the Hayes Theatre and we've got all the photos of the starry attendees for opening night.

ROW World Premiere Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival & Audible Theater to be Photo ROW World Premiere Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival & Audible Theater to be Available Worldwide Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021

The Williamstown Theatre Festival world premiere musical Row is available worldwide tomorrow, April 8 at 3am ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Row is the final production of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling.

WISH YOU WERE HERE, ASK ARIZONA, BILLIE WAS A BLACK WOMAN and More to be Released on  Photo WISH YOU WERE HERE, ASK ARIZONA, BILLIE WAS A BLACK WOMAN and More to be Released on Audible April 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

Audible has announced the content they will be releasing in April 2021! Scripted titles include a celebration of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday with Billie Was a Black Woman written and hosted by Rebecca Carroll; the comedy Hit Job starring Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson and more.

Wendell Pierce and the Company of the World Premiere Musical ROW to Join 2021 WTF Gal Photo Wendell Pierce and the Company of the World Premiere Musical ROW to Join 2021 WTF Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

Today, Williamstown Theatre Festival announced additional participants for the 2021 WTF Gala taking place virtually on Wednesday, April 7. Joining the festivities will be Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce (Death of a Salesman) who is a co-founder of Black Theatre United, a partner in WTF’s new Early Career BIPOC Theatre-Makers Program.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Renée Fleming, Phillipa Soo, Amanda Seyfried and More Join Wil Photo Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Renée Fleming, Phillipa Soo, Amanda Seyfried and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival 2021 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today that the 2021 WTF Gala will take place virtually on Wednesday, April 7. The Gala will start at 7:30 PM ET, preceded by an interactive VIP pre-show for event sponsors and virtual table buyers, and will feature musical performances and special appearances from beloved friends of the Festival.

Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani and More to Star in Audible & Williamstown Theatre Fest Photo Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani and More to Star in Audible & Williamstown Theatre Festival's WISH YOU WERE HERE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021

Today, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater announced casting as rehearsals and recording sessions commence for Wish You Were Here, part of the unprecedented collaboration to bring Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season to Audible. Additionally, release dates for the final three productions in the season have been announced.

John Ellison Conlee Videos

BWW Exclusive: Watch a New Clip from BEFORE/DURING/AFTER Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a New Clip from BEFORE/DURING/AFTER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 22, 2021

before/during/after, which comes out on demand Feb 9, is the story of Jennie Lonergan, a middle-aged NYC theatre actress, who is forced to figure out the kind of person she wants to be when her seemingly perfect 15-year marriage comes to an abrupt end after she catches her husband having an affair.

Broadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017 for the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins- Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence.

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Ma Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market

by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV: THE NAP Company Takes Its Shot! Go Inside Opening Night Videoplay
BWW TV: THE NAP Company Takes Its Shot! Go Inside Opening Night

by TV - Opening Night Special - Sep 29, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018-2019 season officially kicked off last night with the American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's THE NAP on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's THE NAP on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2018

The Nap is now in previews ahead of a Thursday, September 27th opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!

BWW TV: What is Richard Bean's THE NAP All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains Videoplay
BWW TV: What is Richard Bean's THE NAP All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!

by TV - Press Previews - Aug 5, 2018

MTC will soon present the American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean, the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Opening MTC's 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre The Nap will now begin previews Wednesday, September 5, 2018 ahead of a Thursday, September 27, 2018 opening night.

BWW TV: ASSASSINS Takes Aim at Encores! Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

BWW TV: They've Got the Right! Watch Highlights from Encores! ASSASSINS in Rehearsal
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 5, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

BWW TV: Welcome Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Watch Video from MCP's PARADE Concert at Lincoln Center!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2015

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions brought the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. PARADE was brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall. Three-time Tony Award winner and original composer Jason Robert Brown conducted a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nominee Gary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor.

BWW TV: Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Meet the Company of PARADE- Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Andy Mientus, Joshua Henry & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions is bringing the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. This concert performance of PARADE will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States; the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra; and a full professional Broadway cast. The company just met the press, and below, BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the full company as well as a few performance clips, including 'This Is Not Over Yet' and 'The Old Red Hills of Home.'


John Ellison Conlee Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Ellison Conlee been in?
John Ellison Conlee has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has John Ellison Conlee been in?
John Ellison Conlee has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was John Ellison Conlee's first West End show?
John Ellison Conlee's first West End show was The Full Monty which opened in 2002

What awards has John Ellison Conlee been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Full Monty Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Full Monty and Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Monty .

What awards has John Ellison Conlee won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligenceand Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Monty.