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Michael Benjamin Washington

 
Bio:
Soon to be seen reprising his Broadway role on screen in The Boys in the Band on Netflix, credits include: Mamma Mia! (original Broadway company); the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles; and Saturday Night (Second Stage). La Jolla Playhouse credits include The Wiz, Memphis, Letters to Obama, and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Soon to be seen reprising his Broadway role on screen in The Boys in the Band on Netflix, credits include: Mamma Mia! (original Broadway company); the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles; and Saturday Night (Second Stage). La Jolla Playhouse credits include The Wiz, Memphis, Letters to Obama, and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Off-Broadway Reading, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Bernard
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Revival, 2006
Tin Man
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Jacob
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
The Summer Bride
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Eddie
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

Writing

Author

Photos

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020)
Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, Matt Bomer,  Photo

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020) Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, Tuc Watkins, Andrew Rannells, Brian Hutchison Front: Joe Mantello, Mart Crowley Cr. Brian Bowen Smith/NETFLIX

From: 
Date:
08/21/2020
THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020)
Jim Parsons as Michael, Robin De Jesus as Emory, Michael  Photo

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020) Jim Parsons as Michael, Robin De Jesus as Emory, Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard and Andrew Rannells as Larry. Cr. Scott Everett White/NETFLIX

From: 
Date:
08/21/2020
Matt Bomer, Brian Hutchison, Zachary Quinto, Mart Crowley, Joe Mantello, Tuc Watkins, Photo

Matt Bomer, Brian Hutchison, Zachary Quinto, Mart Crowley, Joe Mantello, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Andrew Rannells and Jim Parsons attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
03/12/2020
Matt Bomer, Brian Hutchison, Zachary Quinto, Mart Crowley, Joe Mantello, Tuc Watkins, Photo

Matt Bomer, Brian Hutchison, Zachary Quinto, Mart Crowley, Joe Mantello, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
03/12/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Off-Broadway Reading, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Bernard

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Revival, 2006
Tin Man

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Jacob

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles

The Summer Bride

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Eddie

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

Writing
Author

Michael Benjamin Washington Biography

Soon to be seen reprising his Broadway role on screen in The Boys in the Band on Netflix, credits include: Mamma Mia! (original Broadway company); the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles; and Saturday Night (Second Stage). La Jolla Playhouse credits include The Wiz, Memphis, Letters to Obama, and Blueprints to Freedom (which he also wrote). TV credits include ‚Äú30 Rock,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGlee,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLaw & Order,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Jury,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúHope and Faith,‚ÄĚ among others. Mr. Washington's political drama, Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, was developed at the McCarter Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. The play also enjoyed sold out co-productions at La Jolla and Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2015, earning him Outstanding New American Play Award by the Edgerton Foundation, the San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play. Film credits include Love and Other Drugs.

Michael Benjamin Washington Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror

Michael Benjamin Washington News

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering ‚Äď who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN at the Minetta Lane Theatr Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN at the Minetta Lane Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

 For three nights only, Audible Theater will present An Evening with Amber Iman, which began performances last night. Remaining performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre are this evening (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:00pm. 

YoungArts Announces New Mentorship Program Photo YoungArts Announces New Mentorship Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

YoungArts has announced a new mentorship program pairing established artists and industry leaders with emerging artists to provide one-on-one, personalized and direct support to help mentees meet their artistic goals.

YoungArts Announces New Mentorship Program Photo YoungArts Announces New Mentorship Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

YoungArts has announced a new mentorship program pairing established artists and industry leaders with emerging artists to provide one-on-one, personalized and direct support to help mentees meet their artistic goals.

Signature Theatre Announces One-Week Extension for TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Photo Signature Theatre Announces One-Week Extension for TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced one-week extension for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, National Humanities Medal-recipient Anna Deavere Smith’s gathering of voices surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest in a complex portrait of a city’s racial anguish.

Signature Theatre Announces the Cast of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Photo Signature Theatre Announces the Cast of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, National Humanities Medal-recipient Anna Deavere Smith’s gathering of voices surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest in a complex portrait of a city’s racial anguish.

VIDEO: See a Preview of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Photo VIDEO: See a Preview of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Theatre's
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced a 35-minute video preview of playwright, actor, and scholar Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, directed by Taibi Magar, ahead of the Fall 2021 production on the Irene Diamond Stage.

92Y to Celebrate Pride Month 2021 With Free Archived Talks Featuring Alan Cumming, To Photo 92Y to Celebrate Pride Month 2021 With Free Archived Talks Featuring Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021

92Y will celebrate Pride 2021 by sharing fee archived talks and events featuring luminaries from the world of culture, politics, activism, and literature. 

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Starring Jim Parso Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and More!
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2021

On this day in 2018, Matt Crowley's seminal play, The Boys in the Band, opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Return to Live Theatre With World Premieres by Charlayne Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Return to Live Theatre With World Premieres by Charlayne Woodard and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has announced its return to live, in-person theatre with several exciting upcoming projects. This summer, the Playhouse will offer two on-site events: the Without Walls (WOW) production of A Thousand Ways (Part 2): An Encounter, by 600 Highwaymen, and the 2021 DNA New Works Series.

Michael Benjamin Washington Videos

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Jim Parsons Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021

Jim talks about quarantine dragging on, playing Scrabble on New Year’s Eve, giving up on his pandemic painting hobby, acting in the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band for Netflix, and how many times he expects his husband Todd to come see the plays he is in.

VIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Cr VideoVIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Crowley
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2020

Charlie Carver and the late playwright, Mart Crowley, discuss the history of gay Hollywood, the significance of The Boys in the Band, how far we've come as a community, and how far we still have to go.

VIDEO: See The Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND in a Featurette About Playwright Matt Cro VideoVIDEO: See The Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND in a Featurette About Playwright Matt Crowley
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

The recent Broadway and Netflix cast of 'The Boys in the Band' comes together to discuss the legacy of the play, and the legacy of playwright Matt Crowley.

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2020

Matt Bomer talks about reuniting with the Broadway cast of 'The Boys in the Band' for the film adaptation.

VIDEO: Watch a Documentary Short About the Making of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Featuring  VideoVIDEO: Watch a Documentary Short About the Making of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Featuring Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020

The Boys in the Band film, based on the Mart Crowley play, will officially arrive on Netflix on September 30.

VIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at VideoVIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2020

Signature Theatre Residency 1 playwright Anna Deavere Smith speaks to her work at Signature's first play reading for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

On this day in 2018, Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band returned to Broadway, directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, 

Video Flashback: 92Y's 80th Birthday Celebration For Terrence McNally, Featuring Nath VideoVideo Flashback: 92Y's 80th Birthday Celebration For Terrence McNally, Featuring Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, Chita Rivera, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

In 2018, 92nd Street Y held an 80 birthday celebration for Terrence McNally.

VIDEO:  Matt Bomer Talks Adapting THE BOYS IN THE BAND For the Screen VideoVIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks Adapting THE BOYS IN THE BAND For the Screen
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Matt Bomer was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, and during the interview, he spoke about the upcoming film adaptation of The Boys in the Band!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAM VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center.


Michael Benjamin Washington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Benjamin Washington been in?
Michael Benjamin Washington has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Benjamin Washington been in?
Michael Benjamin Washington has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael Benjamin Washington been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Fires in the Mirror and Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fires in the Mirror .

What awards has Michael Benjamin Washington won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fires in the Mirror.

How many shows has Michael Benjamin Washington written?
Michael Benjamin Washington has written 1 shows including Pride Plays (Author).