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Michael Potts

 
Bio:
Broadway: Grey Gardens, Lennon. Theater: World premiere of Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Guthrie), The Tempest, Richard III, Oedipus, Highway Ulysses, The Persians, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, The Hostage, Love's Labour's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Grey Gardens, Lennon. Theater: World premiere of Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Guthrie), The Tempest, Richard III, Oedipus, Highway Ulysses, The Persians, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, The Hostage, Love's Labour's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Wining Boy
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Lord Stanley
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mr. Hawkins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Joe Mott
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Charrington
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Tumbo
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Mafala Hatimbi
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Alonso
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Duke of Buckingham
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Brooks Jr.
Brooks, Jr.
Brooks, Sr.
Brooks Sr.
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr.
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Feste
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Rudy
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Nicola
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
David Bradley
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Gratiano
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Brazil

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Wining Boy

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Lord Stanley

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mr. Hawkins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Joe Mott

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Charrington

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2017
Tumbo

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

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Mafala Hatimbi

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Alonso

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Duke of Buckingham

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Brooks Jr.

Brooks, Jr.

Brooks, Sr.

Brooks Sr.

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr.

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Feste

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Rudy

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Nicola

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
David Bradley

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Gratiano

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Brazil

Michael Potts Biography

Broadway: Grey Gardens, Lennon. Theater: World premiere of Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Guthrie), The Tempest, Richard III, Oedipus, Highway Ulysses, The Persians, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, The Hostage, Love's Labour's Lost, Arms and the Man, Mud River Stone, Rent, The America Play (OBIE Award). TV & Film: "Damages," "Flight of the Conchords," "The Wire," "Oz," "Law & Order," "NYPD Blue," "Thomas Jefferson," "The West," Conspiracy Theory, The Peacemaker, Diggers, Stonewall, Jocasta. Yale School of Drama graduate.

Michael Potts Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance Gold Star
Michael Potts, The America Play

Michael Potts News

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE! Photo VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE!
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

This fall, Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks will make her return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. This morning, Brooks sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowes, who has been seen on Broadway in Waitress, on LIVE! to discuss the upcoming production, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

Photo: First Look at Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in George C. Wolfe's RUSTIN Photo Photo: First Look at Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in George C. Wolfe's RUSTIN
by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2022

Netflix has shared a first look at Tony winner Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in George C. Wolfe's upcoming film, Rustin. The new film will also star Audra McDonald, Adrienne Warren, Michael Potts, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Chris Rock, and more. Check out the first look photo now!

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather  Photo August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather Than the St. James
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.

Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Crit Photo Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jul 11, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Read all of the reviews for Richard III here.

Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Ali Stroker & More in RICHARD III at Free Shakesp Photo Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Ali Stroker & More in RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2022

Just last week, The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Check out production images of Danai Gurira and company in action!

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Thea Photo Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 1, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Check out photos here!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 1, 2022

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there for the big day and we have photos from the red carpet arrivals!

Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD I Photo Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances on Tuesday, June 21 for the upcoming Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The cast includes Danai Gurira (Richard III), Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe), Ali Stroker (Anne) and more. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park Announces New First Prev Photo Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park Announces New First Preview Date
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Due to rehearsal schedule changes, The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater is delaying its first preview to Tuesday, June 21st. Get the full schedule for the show here. 

Michael Potts Videos

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE!
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

This fall, Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks will make her return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. This morning, Brooks sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowes, who has been seen on Broadway in Waitress, on LIVE! to discuss the upcoming production, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Viola reveals her favorite Christmas song, and talks about the moment she realized she was going to be an actress, her mom inviting 40 extra people to her wedding, her new movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late great Chadwick Boseman, getting an amazing note and gifts from Oprah, her ten-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, and her husband’s birthday falling on December 24th.

BWW Exclusive: Michael Potts, Coleman Domingo & Glynn Turman Open Up About the Genius VideoBWW Exclusive: Michael Potts, Coleman Domingo & Glynn Turman Open Up About the Genius of August Wilson and the Arrival of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2020

The genius of August Wilson is brought to the screen this holiday season with Netflix's star-studded adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Led by Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, the film arrives on December 18.

VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM VideoVIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2020

Viola Davis stars alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' coming to Netflix on December 18th.

VIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM VideoVIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2020

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary ‚ÄúMother of the Blues.‚ÄĚ Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.

VIDEO: Casey Nicholaw and Caitlin Kinnunen Give Emotional Speeches at THE PROM's Fina VideoVIDEO: Casey Nicholaw and Caitlin Kinnunen Give Emotional Speeches at THE PROM's Final Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2019

The Prom has ended its Broadway run today, August 11th, after 23 preview and 310 regular performances. Following the final curtain call, Casey Nicholaw and Caitlin Kinnunen took the stage to give speeches, honoring the show and the cast. Watch the emotional video!

VIDEO: Relive THE PROM's Journey on Broadway as the Show Wraps Up its Run VideoVIDEO: Relive THE PROM's Journey on Broadway as the Show Wraps Up its Run
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2019

The Prom has ended its Broadway run today, August 11th, after 23 preview and 310 regular performances. A video has surfaced on YouTube, chronicling The Prom's journey throughout its run. The video features many of the cast's television performances, interviews, rehearsal footage, and more.

VIDEO: THE PROM's Four Emmas Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Unruly Heart' VideoVIDEO: THE PROM's Four Emmas Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Unruly Heart'
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2019

It's time to dance because The Prom's Tony-nominated star Caitlin Kinnunen is performing a special acoustic version of the show's song 'Unruly Heart' alongside the show's three Emma understudies: Gabi Campo, Kalyn West, and Brittany Zeinstra. Life's no dress rehearsal, so make sure to check out the full video!

VIDEO: The Cast Of THE PROM Performs 'Tonight Belongs to You/It's Time To Dance' on t VideoVIDEO: The Cast Of THE PROM Performs 'Tonight Belongs to You/It's Time To Dance' on the 2019 TONYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Showcasing the diverse, inclusive, and vibrant message of The Prom, the cast perform a medley of 'Tonight Belongs to You / It's Time To Dance' from the musical.

VIDEO: THE PROM's Brooks Ashmanskas Chats About the Show's Message on ABC News VideoVIDEO: THE PROM's Brooks Ashmanskas Chats About the Show's Message on ABC News
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2019

It's time to dance because The Prom's Brooks Ashmanskas recently sat down with ABC News to chat all about the show's touching message and all of the excitement for this Sunday's Tony Awards! Check out the full interview below!


Michael Potts Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Potts been in?
Michael Potts has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

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

What awards has Michael Potts been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The America Play .

What awards has Michael Potts won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The America Play.

What is Michael Potts next theatre project?
Michael Potts's next show will be The Piano Lesson which opens on 10/13/2022 on Broadway.