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Okieriete Onaodowan is a Grammy Award-winning stage, film, and television actor known for his acclaimed performances on Broadway including originating the roles of ‘Hercules Mulligan’ and ‘James Madison’ in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning production, Hamilton. Since making his Broadway debut in 2012, Onaodowan has also starred in productions of both Cyrano de Bergerac and Rocky. He was most recently seen playing the lead role of ‘Pierre’ in ‘Pierre’ in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin and written by Dave Malloy. His Off-Broadway work includes Hamilton at the Public, Luce, Neighbors, and Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment as well as the first national tour of American Idiot.

On television, Onaodowan recently wrapped his lauded five-season run as ”Dean Miller” on the ABC/Shondaland Grey’s Anatomy hit spinoff series, “Station 19.” He will soon be seen taking on the title role in AMC’s forthcoming series “Demascus,” a comedic sci-fi series from playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm as well as starring as a series regular alongside John Krasinski for the upcoming third season Amazon’s “Jack Ryan.”

Previously, Onaodowan was directed by Krasinski in the recent feature A Quiet Place 2. He has also appeared as ‘Brandon’ in Generation Wrecks, and as ‘Cal’ in The Super. He previously starred in Person to Person as ‘Lester,’ alongside Michael Cera, in Thanks for Sharing alongside Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, in the short film Prom and as ‘Ben’ in the short film, Anna & The Asteroid.

Additional television credits include ‘Afrika Bambaataa’ on Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down,” a recurring role on HBO’s “Ballers,” alongside Dwayne Johnson, as ‘Raneed’ on HBO’s hit series “Girls” as well as “Law & Order: SVU,” “NYC 22,” and “Gravity.”"

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Okieriete Onaodowan STAGE CREDITS

Encores! Concert Revival Production, 2024
Buddy Bolden

New Broadway Production, 2023
Nils Krogstad

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Pierre [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Hercules Mulligan

James Madison

World Premiere Production, 2015
Hercules Mulligan

James Madison

Original Broadway Production, 2014
Dipper Riley

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2011

Rock & Roll Boyfriend

Favorite Son (Understudy)

Okieriete Onaodowan Movies

[2012]Thanks for Sharing Lou

[2017]The Super Cal

[2017]Person to Person Lester

[2020]Hamilton Hercules Mulligan, James Madison

[2020]A Quiet Place Part II Police Officer

[2021]Generation Wrecks Brandon

Okieriete Onaodowan TV Shows

Grey's Anatomy Dean Miller

Station 19 Dean Miller

Okieriete Onaodowan Videos

Okieriete Onaodowan News

Photos: First Look at Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Up next in the New York City Center Encores! season is Jelly’s Last Jam. Check out new photos of the cast in action!

Review Roundup: JELLY'S LAST JAM Opens at New York City Center

Read the reviews for Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center, starring Billy Porter and more.

Video: Watch Highlights of Nicholas Christopher, Billy Porter & More in JELLY'S LAST JAM

In this video, watch highlights of Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center Encores!.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!

In this video, watch as the cast of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam meets the press and gives a special sneak peek of 'Jelly's Jam' and 'Play the Music for Me.'

Photos: The Cast of JELLY'S LAST JAM at City Center Encores! Meets the Press

Jelly’s Last Jam runs February 21 through March 3 at New York City Center. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with them about the upcoming show. Check out photos from the press event here!

Photos: Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM Cast Poses for Portrait

Rehearsals are now underway for Encores! next show- Jelly’s Last Jam, led by director Robert O’Hara. Check out a new photo as the cast paused from rehearsals here!

Okieriete Onaodowan & Alaman Diadhiou Complete the Cast of Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton) will join the cast of Encores! Jelly’s Last Jam as Buddy Bolden and Alaman Diadhiou will make his New York stage debut as Young Jelly. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Sutton Foster, LaChanze & More Attend PAL JOEY Gala Performance at New York City Center

New York City Center's Pal Joey opened with a benefit performance last week and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos from inside the big night.

Photos: Taraji P. Henson, Noah Centineo & More Arrive on the Red Carpet for JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING

Check out photos from the opening night red carpet of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, written by Jocelyn Bioh.

Photos: JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Cast Celebrates Opening Night

It's been a big week at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where MTC just celebrated opening night of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. Check out photos from the after party here!

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PURLIE VICTORIOUS

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big opening night of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of EL MAGO POP

El Mago Pop, the eponymous Broadway show from Antonio Díaz, “El Mago Pop,” opened on Broadway on Sunday, August 20th at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Check out photos from the red carpet at opening night here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld, August 16th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 16, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

HAMILTON on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Hamilton on Broadway. Check out all the details here!

Disney+ to Release New Sing-Along Version of HAMILTON; Watch the Trailer

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, “Hamilton” features Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; and more. Watch a new video preview of the new version now!

HAMILTON Becomes First Original Broadway Cast Recording Certified Diamond By the RIAA

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton has become the first Broadway cast recording to be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. 

THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Makes Its Live Return To NYC, June 26

On June 26, 2023, distinguished artists from across the entertainment industry will come together at Classic Stage Company's Lynn F. Angelson Theater for The 24 Hour Musicals, an intensive theatrical endeavor where artists write, rehearse and perform four new musicals in 24 hours.

A DOLL'S HOUSE Plays Final Broadway Performance

A Doll's House, starring Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as 'Nora Helmer' in Lloyd's radical new production of Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama in a new version by Amy Herzog, plays its final performance at the Hudson Theatre.

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!

Lower East Side Film Festival Programming Announced For May 4-8

​ The 2023 Lower East Side Film Festival (“LESFF”) has announced the programming for its 13th annual event, which includes exclusive feature film premieres, specialty short showcases, industry panels, and parties from May 4 - 8 at the Village East Cinema, DCTV Firehouse Cinema, plus virtually through May 14. Enjoy the open bar for all screenings. Tickets are on-sale now and virtually.


Okieriete Onaodowan has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Okieriete Onaodowan has not appeared in the West End.

Okieriete Onaodowan's next show will be A Doll's House which opens on 3/9/2023 on Broadway.

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