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John Gallagher Jr.

Birth Place: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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John Gallagher Jr. BIO

New York actor John Gallagher Jr. has shown his talent and versatility across the mediums of television, film and theater. For the past three seasons, John starred opposite Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.” The series came to a dramatic conclusion last fall when at the same time John was starring opposite Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins in the critically acclaimed “Olive Kitteridge” miniseries for HBO. Gallagher’s other television credits include: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Love Monkey,” “Law & Order: CI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Ed,” “The West Wing” and “Law & Order.” No stranger to the big screen, Gallagher’s film credits include: The Belko Experiment (upcoming), Valencia (upcoming), Short Term 12, The Heart Machine, Margaret, Jonah Hex, Whatever Works, The Good Student and Pieces of April. One of Gallagher’s most notable achievements is his Tony Award-winning performance as “Moritz Stiefel” in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's rock musical Spring Awakening, for which he also received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. John's other theatre credits include: Green Day's Broadway musical American Idiot, Broadway's Jerusalem, David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole (Broadway), Current Events, Kimberly Akimbo, Port Authority and Farragut North.

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John Gallagher Jr. STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere, 2020

Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2016
Edmond Tyrone

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2010



Broadway Transfer, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006


Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2006



John Gallagher Jr. Movies

[2003]Pieces of April Timmy Burns

[2006]The Good Student Brett Mullen

[2009]Whatever Works Perry

[2010]Jonah Hex Lieutenant Evan

[2011]Margaret Darren

[2013]Short Term 12 Mon

[2014]The Heart Machine Cody

[2016]Hush The Man

[2016]10 Cloverfield Lane Emmett

[2016]The Belko Experiment Mike Milch

[2018]Sadie Cyrus

[2018]The Miseducation of Cameron Post Reverend Rick

[2018]Peppermint Detective Stan Carmichael

[2019]The Best of Enemies Lee Tromblay

[2019]American Woman Juan

[2020]Come Play Marty

[2020]Underwater Liam Smith

[2021]The Same Storm Dale Salt

[2022]Gone in the Night Max

[2022]Abandoned Alex

John Gallagher Jr. TV Shows

The Newsroom Jim Harper

John Gallagher Jr. Awards and Nominations

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Featured Actor in a Play

John Gallagher, Jr., Long Day's Journey Into Night

John Gallagher Jr. Videos

John Gallagher Jr. News

Photos: John Gallagher, Jr. Performs at NEXT@LCT3

See photos of John Gallagher, Jr. performing at NEXT@LCT3.

Michael R. Jackson, John Gallagher, Jr. & More to be Featured in Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Concert Series

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present NEXT@LCT3, a concert series of performances at the Claire Tow Theater. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Exclusive: John Gallagher Jr. & Morgan Siobhan Green Star in Bandits on The Run's New Music Video

Morgan Siobhan Green and Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. star in Bandits on the Run's new music video. The band includes Adrian Blake Enscoe (star of Apple TV's Dickinson and Gallagher's co-star in Swept Away) and Sydney Shepherd (also a Broadway veteran of August Rush). Watch the exclusive video premiere now!

Photos: FUNNY GIRL's Lea Michele Celebrates With SPRING AWAKENING Pals, Ryan Murphy and More

She's the greatest star! Emmy-nominated Glee star Lea Michele began her run as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway. Check out photos of her first night celebration with Spring Awakening pals Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr., GLEE creator Ryan Murphy, director Michael Mayer, Drew Barrymore, Zachary Quinto and more!

Wake Up With BWW 4/20: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Reviews, First Look at SPRING AWAKENING Documentary, and More!

Today's top stories include the opening night of How I Learned to Drive on Broadway! Read the reviews here! Plus, Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris and André De Shields will lead the world premiere of When Playwrights Kill, get a first look at HBO's Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary, and more!

Photos: First Look at HBO's SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Documentary

Check out the first photos of Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian C. Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, and more in HBO's Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary!

Wake Up With BWW 4/6: SPRING AWAKENING Documentary, and More!

Today's top stories include an upcoming Spring Awakening documentary called 'Those You've Known'! Plus, find out about the latest COVID-related cancellations and changes, including the first preview of A Strange Loop, and Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite.


15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of “Spring Awakening,” the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. The documentary features Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Skylar Astin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more.

VIDEO: Watch John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands & More Sing from SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley Rep

An all new video has been released from Swept Away at Berkeley Rep! Watch the cast perform 'Lord Lay Your Hand on My Shoulder/Ain’t No Man' here!

VIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Stark Sands Talk SWEPT AWAY on Backstage with Richard Ridge

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he catches up with Broadway favorites John Gallagher, Jr.  and Stark Sands.

Wake Up With BWW 2/16: Brittney Johnson Takes Over as Glinda, Whitney Houston Musical, and More!

Today's top stories include photos from Brittney Johnson's first performance as full-time Glinda in Wicked, the 2022 Hollywood Bowl season announcement, and more! Plus, a Broadway show about Whitney Houston is in the works! The show will be a stage adaptation of the upcoming Kasi Lemmons-directed biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody', premiering on December 23.

Wake Up With BWW 1/20: NEWSIES JR. Available For Licensing, WEST SIDE STORY Screenplay, and More!

Today's top stories include a first look at The Avett Brothers musical Swept Away, which opens tonight at Berkeley Rep. Plus, the full screenplay has been released for the West Side Story film, and you can read it now!

Photos: Get A First Look At The Avett Brothers' Musical SWEPT AWAY; Opens Tomorrow At Berkeley Rep

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Avett Brothers musical Swept Away, as well as a never-before seen set list of the musical numbers performed in the show. The set list is penned by Seth Avett and includes “Lord Lay Your Hand On My Shoulder,” a new song he wrote specifically for the production.

Wake Up With BWW 12/14: FLYING OVER SUNSET Opens, Golden Globe Nominees, and More!

Today's top stories include the opening of Flying Over Sunset, which officially opened on Broadway last night. Read all of the reviews here! Plus, check out the full list of Golden Globe nominees, Critics Choice Award nominees, and more!

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks SPRING AWAKENING Reunion on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan

Jonathan Groff sat down with Kelly Ripa and guest-host Mark Conseulos this morning, discussing the Spring Awakning reunion concert. The reunion also featured Skylar Astin, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, and Krysta Rodriguez.

Wake Up With BWW 11/17: ANNIE LIVE! Casting, Inside COMPANY Re-Opening, and More!

Today's top stories include full casting announced for Annie Live! Plus, we're taking you inside Company's first performance back on Broadway with photos and videos from the big night. Additionally, check out photos from the Spring Awakening reunion concert, and the New York premiere of tick, tick...BOOM!

Photos: Inside Last Night's SPRING AWAKENING Reunion Concert

.The entire original cast of Broadway's Spring Awakening participated, including Jonathan Groff, Lauren Pritchard, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin, John Gallagher, Jr., Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Eastbrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonny B. Wright, and Remy Zaken.

John Gallagher Jr, Michael Shannon & Emma Roberts Join ABANDONED

The plot follows a mother (Emma Roberts), father (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son as they move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, haunting history. As they begin to uncover their home's past, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes their family's safety.

John Gallagher Jr. Releases Sophomore Album 8TH AND JANE

Award-winning actor and musician Johnny Gallagher (better known as John Gallagher Jr.) has released his sophomore album 8th and Jane.

John Gallagher Jr. Shares New Folk Single 'Wurlitzer in Space' From Upcoming Album

Out today, second single 'Wurlitzer in Space' shows off Gallagher's folkier roots, supplying a trippy, heartfelt ode to his object of affection, floating just beyond his reach. 


John Gallagher Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

John Gallagher Jr. has not appeared in the West End

Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening .

Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakeningand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening.

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