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Namir Smallwood

 
Bio:
Namir Smallwood joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2017. Steppenwolf: Bug, True West, Monster, Man In Love, The Hot L Baltimore. Chicago: The Lost Boys of Sudan (Victory Gardens Theater); Charm (Northlight Theatre); The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre); East Texas Hot Links ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Namir Smallwood joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2017. Steppenwolf: Bug, True West, Monster, Man In Love, The Hot L Baltimore. Chicago: The Lost Boys of Sudan (Victory Gardens Theater); Charm (Northlight Theatre); The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre); East Texas Hot Links ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Kitch
  [Off-Broadway]
LCT3 Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Kitch
  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 2017
Justin
Sosa
Pedro
Dominican Dude
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater World Premiere, 2017
Performer

Namir Smallwood Biography

Namir Smallwood joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2017. Steppenwolf: Bug, True West, Monster, Man In Love, The Hot L Baltimore. Chicago: The Lost Boys of Sudan (Victory Gardens Theater); Charm (Northlight Theatre); The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre); East Texas Hot Links (Writers Theatre). Regional: Marin Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Guthrie Theater. Television: Chicago Fire, Betrayal, Elementary, Pipeline (Live From Lincoln Center) on PBS.

Namir Smallwood Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Namir Smallwood, Pipeline

Namir Smallwood News

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October Photo The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Photo PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Back-to-School Collection
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - May 9, 2022

Yasen Peyankov’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s SEAGULL proves a wry vehicle to showcase the talents of many of his fellow Steppenwolf ensemble members who haven’t graced the stage since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Peyankov’s adaptation is direct, self-aware, and rife with dry (extremely dry) humor. The ennui that pierces SEAGULL is deeply and obviously felt throughout this adaptation of the text. References to Chekhov’s native Russia abound in Peyankov’s script, but the language feels modern and direct.

Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12 Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theater company, opens its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell‚ÄĒthe centerpiece of its recently unveiled Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center‚ÄĒwith ensemble member Yasen Peyankov's extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Seagull, now through June 12, 2022.

Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations? Photo Who Else Was Eligible for 2022 Tony Awards Nominations?
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards were announced this morning, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who (while still great!), didn't get a nomination this year. Check out who else was eligible below. Here's to their great work this theatre season!

How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations Photo How to Watch the 2022 Tony Nominations
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Monday, May 9, by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. The announcement can be viewed LIVE (9am ET) in their entirety here on BroadwayWorld. Plus, be sure to stay tuned throughout the rest of the day for reactions from the nominees and more!

Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season Photo Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2021-22 Season
by Team BWW - May 7, 2022

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2021-22 Broadway productions all leading up to Monday's big announcement... the Tony nominations. Need a recap before the nominations announcement? Below, we've rounded up all rulings from all four meeting. Apart from these specific decisions, all other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Photo Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation‚Äôs premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round¬†Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member¬†Yasen Peyankov‚Äôs extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of¬†Anton Chekhov‚Äôs¬†Seagull,¬†April 28‚ÄďJune 12, 2022.

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More Photo Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†has announced the¬†2022/23 Season¬†today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company‚Äôs¬†first full season in its expanded home‚ÄĒwelcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf‚Äôs bold, visceral and muscular work.

Namir Smallwood Videos

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf

by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation‚Äôs premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round¬†Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member¬†Yasen Peyankov‚Äôs extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of¬†Anton Chekhov‚Äôs¬†Seagull,¬†April 28‚ÄďJune 12, 2022.

VIDEO: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PASS OVER Videoplay
VIDEO: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PASS OVER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2021

Pass Over officially opened on Broadway last night, September 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out video from the star-studded red carpet!

VIDEO: PASS OVER Takes Its First Broadway Bow at the August Wilson Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: PASS OVER Takes Its First Broadway Bow at the August Wilson Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2021

Pass Over, the first Broadway show to begin performances since the start of the pandemic, took its first bow at the August Wilson Theatre tonight, heralding Broadway's return after a year and a half away!

VIDEO: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Tracy Letts' BUG Videoplay
VIDEO: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Tracy Letts' BUG

by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Performances have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The cast of this highly anticipated Steppenwolf debut features ensemble members Randall Arney (Dr. Sweet), Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans) along with Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss).

BWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Trac Videoplay
BWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Tracy Letts' Play BUG

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2020

asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracya?'roars back to Chicago for its Steppenwolf debut. 

BWW TV: LCT3's PASS OVER Explores the Dream of the Promised Land Videoplay
BWW TV: LCT3's PASS OVER Explores the Dream of the Promised Land

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2018

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater presents Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. The cast includes, Gabriel Ebert, Jon Michael Hill,Namir Smallwood.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes

by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of BLKS by award-winning poet and playwright Aziza Barnes and directed by Nataki Garrett. An uproarious and frank play, the acclaimed Chicago-based cast features ensemble member Namir Smallwood (Justin /Sosa/Dominican Dude) with Leea Ayers (June), Nora Carroll (Octavia), Celeste Cooper (Imani), Danielle Davis (Ry) and Kelly O'Sullivan (That Bitch on the Couch/White Woman). Below, check out an interview with playwright Aziza Barnes as she talks about BLKS!

Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES Videoplay
Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2017

In conjunction with the world premiere of BLKS by acclaimed poet/playwright Aziza Barnes this December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has collaborated with Barnes to bring a beautiful lineup of Black artists, queer artists, women-identified artists, artists of color and their communities to Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. The BLKS Salon Series celebrates the themes and conversations sparked by Barnes's play an ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women in New York City.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE, Opening Tonight at LCT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which opens tonight, July 10, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Watch highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch a Riveting New Trailer for MONSTER at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster, to the Steppenwolf stage. Adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon, the show tells the story of Steve Harmon, an African American teenager and aspiring filmmaker who is on trial for felony murder. Click below to watch a dramatic new trailer for the production!


Namir Smallwood Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Namir Smallwood been in?
Namir Smallwood has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Namir Smallwood been in?
Namir Smallwood has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Namir Smallwood been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for Pipeline .