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Michael Cumpsty

 
Date Of Birth:
February 26, 1960 (62)
Birth Place:
Wakefield, ENGLAND
Bio:
Broadway: End of the Rainbow, Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Copenhagen, Electra, 1776, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, Timon of Athens (Bayfield Award), La Bete and Artist Descending a Staircase; Classic Stage Company: Hamlet ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 26, 1960 (62)

Birth Place: Wakefield, ENGLAND

Bio:
Broadway: End of the Rainbow, Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Copenhagen, Electra, 1776, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, Timon of Athens (Bayfield Award), La Bete and Artist Descending a Staircase; Classic Stage Company: Hamlet ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2014
A Husband
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2013
Desmond Curry
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Anthony
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Malvolio
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Bob Greenberg
Jules
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Richard III
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Richard II
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Hamlet
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
John Middleton, F.R.C.S.
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Arno Kretschmann
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mellersh Wilton
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Julian Marsh
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Werner Heisenberg
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Orestes
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
John Dickinson
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Timon
  [Broadway]
1995
The Rev. Tony Ferris
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Lieutenant Yolland
  [Broadway]
1995
Morris Townsend [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1993
Alcibiades
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Parolles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Elomire
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Laertes
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Young Beauchamp
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Iachimo
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Time/Lord
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Pembroke
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Escalus
Mercutio (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Octavius Robinson

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Co-Director

Photos

Michael Cumpsty, Two River Theater''s Artistic Director John Dias and Director Ruben  Photo

Michael Cumpsty, Two River Theater''s Artistic Director John Dias and Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson

From: 
Date:
06/15/2019
Michael Cumpsty, Two River Theater''s Artistic Director John Dias Photo

Michael Cumpsty, Two River Theater''s Artistic Director John Dias

From: 
Date:
06/15/2019
Michael Cumpsty and Christa Scott-Reed Photo

Michael Cumpsty and Christa Scott-Reed

From: 
Date:
04/20/2018
Hubert Point-Du Jour, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Ronald Peet, Dee Hoty and Michael Cumpsty  Photo

Hubert Point-Du Jour, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Ronald Peet, Dee Hoty and Michael Cumpsty

From: 
Date:
11/16/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2014
A Husband

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2013
Desmond Curry

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Anthony

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Malvolio

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Bob Greenberg

Jules

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Richard III

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Richard II

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Hamlet

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
John Middleton, F.R.C.S.

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Arno Kretschmann

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mellersh Wilton

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Julian Marsh

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Werner Heisenberg

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Orestes

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
John Dickinson

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Timon

  [Broadway]
1995
The Rev. Tony Ferris

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Lieutenant Yolland

  [Broadway]
1995
Morris Townsend [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1993
Alcibiades

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Parolles

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Elomire

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Laertes

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Young Beauchamp

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Iachimo

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Time/Lord

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Pembroke

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Escalus

Mercutio (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Octavius Robinson

Productions

Co-Director

Michael Cumpsty Biography

Broadway: End of the Rainbow, Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Copenhagen, Electra, 1776, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, Timon of Athens (Bayfield Award), La Bete and Artist Descending a Staircase; Classic Stage Company: Hamlet (Obie Award), Richard II, Richard III; Public Theater: Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, All's Well That Ends Well, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet; Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter's Tale; Two River Theater: Much Ado About Nothing

Television: "Boardwalk Empire", "Nurse Jackie", "Star Trek: Voyager", "Law and Order", "L.A. Law"; TV films: "Dolley Madison", "Alexander Hamilton", "Night Sins", "Hamlet";

Film: Eat Pray Love, Wall Street 2, Flags of our Fathers, The Visitor, Starting Out in the Evening, The Ex, The Ice Storm, Fatal Instinct, Downtown Express.

Michael Cumpsty Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Michael Cumpsty, Hamlet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Cumpsty, Enchanted April
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Michael Cumpsty, 42nd Street

Michael Cumpsty News

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway? Photo How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by BWW Features - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & M Photo Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & More About The Lyric Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

Theater Stories: Parties With Cher, Dolly Parton & Diana Ross, The Long-Running CABAR Photo Theater Stories: Parties With Cher, Dolly Parton & Diana Ross, The Long-Running CABARET Revival, and More About Studio 54!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features Studio 54! Learn about the star-studded parties during the venue's nightclub days, with artists artists including Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, and more; the long-running revival of Cabaret starring Alan Cumming and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 6- with Bebe Neuwirth and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 6- with Bebe Neuwirth and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 6, 2020

Today (August 5) in live streaming:Forbidden Broadway alumni unite on Stars in the House, Liz Callaway visits Backstage Live, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 5- with André De Shields, Freestyle Love Su Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 5- with André De Shields, Freestyle Love Supreme and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 5, 2020

Today (August 5) in live streaming: Andre De Shields visits Backstage Live, Freestyle Love Supreme reunites on Stars in the House and so much more!

Photo Flash: Joel Grey to Direct ON BORROWED TIME With Phillipa Soo, Bebe Neuwirth, S Photo Photo Flash: Joel Grey to Direct ON BORROWED TIME With Phillipa Soo, Bebe Neuwirth, Sam Waterston and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 24, 2020

Two River Theater will continue their series of online benefit play readings with On Borrowed Time, a live two-act event; Act 1 on Wednesday, August 5 and Act 2 with a live Q&A with the artists on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00PM EDT.

Joel Grey to Direct Reading of ON BORROWED TIME Starring Phillipa Soo, Bebe Neuwirth, Photo Joel Grey to Direct Reading of ON BORROWED TIME Starring Phillipa Soo, Bebe Neuwirth, Sam Waterston and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2020

Rehearsals begin today for the online reading of Paul Osborn's On Borrowed Time, directed by Academy and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, as part of the Two River Theater's 'Two River Rising' series.

Two River Theater Launches Online Benefit Series With Joel Grey, Ruben Santiago-Hudso Photo Two River Theater Launches Online Benefit Series With Joel Grey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

Starting in July, Two River Theater will launch a series of benefit play readings. The selected readings reflect the past, present and future of the theater's diverse range of programming including reimagined classics and world premieres by the industry's most adventurous theater artists.

VIDEO: Michael Cumpsty Chats About Shakespeare on Two River's SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS Photo VIDEO: Michael Cumpsty Chats About Shakespeare on Two River's SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020

Two River Theater celebrates the Bard's birth month with the Shakespeare Sundays series, featuring directors, dramaturgs and actors sharing their love of William Shakespeare.

Michael Cumpsty Videos

VIDEO: Michael Cumpsty Chats About Shakespeare on Two River's SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS VideoVIDEO: Michael Cumpsty Chats About Shakespeare on Two River's SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020

Two River Theater celebrates the Bard's birth month with the Shakespeare Sundays series, featuring directors, dramaturgs and actors sharing their love of William Shakespeare.

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below!

BWW TV: Chatting with Rebecca Hall and the Company of MACHINAL on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 and opened Thursday night, Jan. 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand at the after party to chat with the entire company. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: On the MACHINAL Red Carpet with Christian Borle, Victor Garber and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 and opened last night, Jan. 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests before the curtain went up, including Susan Sarandon, Victor Garber, Christian Borle, Katie Finneran and more. Check out what they had to say on opening night below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Rebecca Hall & More in Roundabout's MACHINAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 14, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on, Friday, December 20 at 8:00PM ahead of an official opening on Jan. 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Hall and the Cast of MACHINAL- Meet the Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 27, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall as 'Young Woman' in a new Broadway production of Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Lyndsey Turner. The cast will include Suzanne Bertish as 'Mother', Michael Cumpsty as 'Husband',Morgan Spector as 'Lover' and Damian Baldet, Ashley Bell, Jeff Biehl, Arnie Burton, Ryan Dinning, Scott Drummond, Dion Graham, Edward James Hyland, Jason Loughlin, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Daniel Pearce, Henny Russell, Karen Walsh,Michael Warner. The cast met the press earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company. Check out what they had to say about the production below!

STAGE TUBE: THE WINSLOW BOY Cast Wants To Be Roger Rees
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2013

The cast of The Winslow Boy, currently playing at the Roundabout, wants to be Roger Rees in a youtube about everything the could do (or wouldn't have to do) if they were star Rees.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of THE WINSLOW BOY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2013

The captivating new production of Terence Rattigan's classic THE WINSLOW BOY comes to Roundabout directly from The Old Vic Theatre in London. The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner, opened last night, October 17, 2013 at American Airlines Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was at the opening night party to chat with the cast and creative team. Click below to see what they had to say!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at THE WINSLOW BOY's Opening Night with Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2013

The captivating new production of Terence Rattigan's classic THE WINSLOW BOY comes to Roundabout directly from The Old Vic Theatre in London. The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner, opened last night, October 17, 2013 at American Airlines Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2013

The captivating new production of Terence Rattigan's classic THE WINSLOW BOY comes to Roundabout directly from The Old Vic Theatre in London. The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner, will officially open tonight, October 17, 2013 at American Airlines Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!


Michael Cumpsty Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Cumpsty been in?
Michael Cumpsty has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

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

What awards has Michael Cumpsty been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for End of the Rainbow , Performance (Obie Awards) for Hamlet Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Enchanted April and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 42nd Street .

What awards has Michael Cumpsty won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Hamlet.