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Marcel Spears BIO

Marcel played the role of 'Juicy' in The Public Theater/National Black Theatre production of Fat Ham. Spears co-stars in the hit CBS comedy series "The Neighborhood", now airing its 5th season. Prior to that, Spears was seen on the ABC comedy "The Mayor" and in the Netflix/BET film Always a Bridesmaid. Marcel's theater credits includes the West Coast premiere of Ironbound (Geffen Playhouse); At the Old Place (La Jolla Playhouse); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Old Globe Theater); Ruben Santiago-Hudson's production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Two River Theater) and Trouble in Mind (Guthrie Theater). On the New York Stage, Spears was seen in Othello (Classic Stage Company), Mother Courage (Classic Stage Company), Judy (Page 73), and made his New York Stage debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Classic Stage Company, Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant). Spears holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University.

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Marcel Spears STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
Juicy

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2022
Juicy

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere, 2017
Will

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Revival at the Old Globe Theatre, 2017
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman


Marcel Spears Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2023 - Distinguished Performance Award

Marcel Spears, Fat Ham


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Obie Awards - 2023 - Special Citation

Marcel SpearsFat Ham


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Obie Awards - 2022 - Special Citation

Marcel SpearsFat Ham

Marcel Spears News


Video: Director Sideeq Heard on FAT HAM at Geffen Playhouse

Watch as Director Sideeq shares what he hopes audiences will understand about themselves and others after seeing Fat Ham at Geffen Playhouse.
Review: FAT HAM at Geffen Playhouse

Huzzah James Ijames’ FAT HAM. Bless its softness, its savory juiciness, its wit and its ostentation. And its Juicy! Hooray for the clothes, the music, the unabashed delight that this whacked-out literary homage enjoys in wrestling with Shakespeare’s existential conundrums and deciding, screw it! let’s get down to the food!
Interview: Sideeq Heard's Ever Excited to Direct FAT HAM Again

The west coast premiere of James Ijames’ 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning Fat Ham opened April 4, 2024, at the Geffen Playhouse. Sideeq Heard directs the talented cast of Nikki Crawford, Chris Herbie Holland, Billy Eugene Jones, Adrianna Mitchell, Marcel Spears, Benja Kay Thomas and Matthew Elijah Webb. Sideeq found time after his successful opening weekend to answer a few of my queries.
Photos: First Look at FAT HAM at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse is presenting the West Coast premiere of the Broadway production of five-time Tony Award nominee and 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Fat Ham. Get a first look at photos!
Cast Set For the West Coast Premiere of FAT HAM, Opening at Geffen Playhouse in March

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of the Broadway production of five-time Tony Award nominee and 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Fat Ham. Find out who is starring in the show and how to get tickets here!
Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, and More Star in New Audio Plays From Audible

Audible has released a new slate of five Audible Theater titles, which star Broadway talent including Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, and more. Learn more about the full slate here!
CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE & More Set for Audible Theater December Audio Slate

Audible Theater has revealed its December audio slate, featuring five new originals.
Actors Announced for the 12th ANNUAL 48HOURS IN... HARLEM FESTIVAL

The Harlem9 Producers have announced the 18 Actors for the 12th Annual “48Hours in…Harlem”.  The OBIE Award-Winning collective is responsible for “48Hours in…Harlem”, “48Hours in…El Bronx”, “48Hours in…Detroit”, “48Hours in…Dallas,” and “48Hours in…Holy Ground”. 
Tyrone Davis, Christopher D. Betts and Benton Greene Join as Directors For The 12th Annual 48Hours in…Harlem Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 12th Annual “48Hours in…Harlem”, produced by OBIE Award-Winning Harlem9, the producing collective responsible for “48Hours in…Harlem”, “48Hours in…El Bronx”, “48Hours in…Detroit”, “48Hours in…Dallas,” and “48Hours in…Holy Ground”. 
FAT HAM Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali will conclude its Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Photos: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough Host The Second Annual Tony Awards After, After Party

See photos of the second annual Tony Awards After, After Party hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough!
Tony Awards Draw 4.31 Million Viewers; Most Watched Ceremony Since 2019

Find out how the ratings compare to Tony Awards in past years! Winners included Kimberly Akimbo, Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, Sean Hayes, Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, Michael Arden, and more. Performances included Funny Girl, Shucked, Sweeney Todd, Parade, and more.
Watch the 2023 Tony Awards Full Broadcast

The 2023 Tony Awards are now available to stream online through Paramount Plus. The ceremony featured performances from the casts of “Camelot”; “Into the Woods”; “& Juliet”; “Kimberly Akimbo”; “New York, New York”; “Parade”; “Shucked”; “Some Like It Hot”; and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
Photos: Go Inside the Tony Awards With Ariana DeBose, Alex Newell & More

Take a look inside the CBS broadcasts and Pluto TV pre-show below, including photos of Bonnie Milligan, Ariana DeBose, J. Harrison Ghee, Jodie Comer, Alex Newell, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, and the casts of shows like Kimberly Akimbo, Some Like It Hot, Sweeney Todd, and more!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lea Michele & More to Present at The Tony Awards

Presenters include Barry Manilow, Colman Domingo, Common, David Henry Hwang, Dominique Fishback, Joaquina Kalukango, Julianne Hough, Kelli O’Hara, Kenny Leon, LaTanya Richardson, Lea Michele, Lily Rabe, Lupita Nyong’o, Luke Evans, Marcel Spears, Marcia Gay Harden, Matthew Broderick, Melissa Etheridge, Nathan Lane, and more.
Photos: Broadway's Brightest Stars Hit the Red Carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at the 2023 Tony Awards!
FAT HAM Extends Run on Broadway

The critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award nominated, Pulitzer Prize- winning FAT HAM by Tony nominee James Ijames will add one week of performances on Broadway.
Photos: Stars From SOME LIKE IT HOT, INTO THE WOODS And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The event boasted a star-studded red carpet crowd featuring stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Jessica Chastain, Ana Uzele, Montego Glover, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Alex Newell, Micaela Diamond, J. Harrison Ghee and more! See photos from the event here!
Photos: Stars From SHUCKED, SWEENEY TODD, PARADE And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The 2023 Drama League Awards welcomes stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo, NaTasha Yvette Williams and more! See photos from the event!
Annaleigh Ashford, SOME LIKE IT HOT, LEOPOLDSTADT & More Win 2023 Drama League Awards

Today, May 19, the best of Broadway gathers to celebrate the 89TH Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Check back to find out who will win!

Marcel Spears FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Marcel Spears been in?

Marcel Spears has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Marcel Spears been in?

Marcel Spears has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Marcel Spears been nominated for?

Marcel Spears has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Fat Ham." Additionally, he has received Special Citations at the Obie Awards for his work in "Fat Ham."

What awards has Marcel Spears won?

Marcel Spears has won the Special Citation at the Obie Awards for "Fat Ham."

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