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Stovall is an artist and activist based in Chicago. He is currently playing George Washington in the first national tour of Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin Manuel-Miranda.

Outside of entertainment, Stovall served as an press advance associate for President Obama and subsequently served as a media logistics coordinator and advance staff lead for First Lady Michelle Obama, representing the Obama administration across the nation and overseas in Sweden, Turkey, Kosovo, South Korea, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Ghana, Ukraine, Denmark, Chile, and the UK among others.

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Paul Oakley Stovall STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
Second National Tour, 2021
George Washington [Replacement]

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
George Washington [Replacement]


Paul Oakley Stovall Movies

[2006]Shortbus Magnus

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Full Cast and Creative Team Set For GOD AND MONSTERS at Theater Wit

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the new stage production of Gods & Monsters at Theater Wit. Learn more about the show and who is starring here!

GODS AND MONSTERS Stage Adaptation to be Presented at Theater Wit in 2024

A new stage production of “Gods and Monsters,” based on the 1995 novel “Father of Frankenstein” by Christopher Bram, is being reimagined by two Chicago theater artists. See details here!

Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, staged by director Tyrone Phillips in the Courtyard Theater, running now through November 26.

Cast and Creative Team Set For TWELFTH NIGHT at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Joanna Gleason to Direct Phylicia Rashad in MASTER CLASS at Theatre Aspen

Theatre Aspen and the Aspen Music Festival and School announced the complete casting for the special presentation of Master Class. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: First Look at WRITTEN BY PHILLIS at Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic theatre, concludes Season XIII: Celebrating the Extraordinary with a world premiere of Paul Oakley Stovall’s Written by Phillis, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce. A new play exploring the life and poetry of America’s first published Black poet Phillis Wheatley, Written by Phillis is presented in association with Chicago’s New Classics Collective, opens tonight, May 13. Check out production photos here!

NYC Cast Announced for Industry Staged Readings of JUNGLE JIM, A MUSICAL WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

Wagner Productions in association with CPA Theatricals has announced the NYC cast for industry staged readings of Jungle Jim, A Musical Wildlife Adventure, to be staged at 12:00 p.m. on June 3 and June 4, 2023, as part of the CreateTheater New Works Festival at Theatre Row.

World Premiere of Paul Oakley Stovall's WRITTEN BY PHILLIS to be Presented at Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group will conclude Season XIII: Celebrating the Extraordinary with a world premiere of Paul Oakley Stovall’s Written by Phillis, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce.

New Musical JUNGLE JIM Will Get Staged Reading in New York

Wagner Productions in association with CPA Theatricals has announced NYC industry readings for Jungle Jim, A Musical Wildlife Adventure, to be staged as part of the CreateTheater New Works Festival at Theatre Row at 12:00 p.m. on June 3 and June 4, 2023.

aGLIFF to Present BEEN HERE: QUEER, BLACK & PROUD - An Evening Celebrating Queer Black Voices In Film

Austin’s oldest film festival, aGLIFF will present a Black History Month community collaboration with aGLIFF’s Queer Black Voices, _OFCOLOR, Beyond Brotha, JAT Creative, and the George Washington Carver Museum with four special screenings and events on February 16, 2023, at The George Washington Carver Museum.

Sibling Rivalry on Deck With IMMEDIATE FAMILY At Theatre Memphis

Immediate Family, by Paul Oakley Stovall, is the play selection as a result of Theatre Memphis' Read to Relate program that is next on deck in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis November 4 - 19, 2022. Spunky and bold, you learn that in the Bryant family's home keeping a secret is next to impossible.

Review: HAMILTON at Ohio Theatre

What did our critic think of HAMILTON at Ohio Theatre? Before the lights fade and the curtain parts on HAMILTON at the Ohio Theatre, the audience receives a message from King George (Peter Matthew Smith) reminding them to shut off their cell phones and to enjoy 'MY show.'

Review: HAMILTON at The Overture Center

There have been a million reviews of Hamilton, so you may wonder what could I possibly add? I wondered the same thing. Even as I write this I wonder, there is no real insight here. Everything you have read is true. “It’s amazing!” “5 Stars!!” “Brilliantly written and stage!” All the things. Yes, it lives up to its hype. 

Review: After Covid and the Insurrection, HAMILTON Resonates More Deeply in its TPAC Return

When Lin-Manuel Miranda’s epic masterpiece Hamilton was last in residence at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center – where it is now ensconced for an as equally anticipated, if briefer, two-week run through August 7 – the world was a far different place than that in which we live today. Yet somehow, due in very large part to the Covid-19 pandemic, the January 6th insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, and the repercussions and reverberations of those two cataclysmic events that have followed in the intervening two-and-a-half years, Hamilton seems to be more resonant, its story more relevant and its presentation more heartrending and current than ever before.

Review: HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre

What did our critic think? Hamilton is worth the hype and the Anglica Cast brings the energy of this show to life. If you see one show this year, let it be Hamilton.

Photos: Porchlight's Staged Reading Of Paul Oakley Stovall's CLEAR Celebrates Opening Night

Porchlight Music Theatre’s 27th season continues with a staged reading of Clear, book, music and lyrics by Paul Oakley Stovall, and directed by Reneisha J. Jenkins and music directed by Austin Deadman, Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn.

BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour, DPAC

Read our critic's review. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical remains every bit as engaging and innovative today as it was seven years ago. Under Thomas Kail’s direction, the show is one of the most unique to have made it big on Broadway.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Paul Oakley Stovall Will Lead Porchlight Music Theatre's Staged Reading Of Stovall's CLEAR This Month

Porchlight Music Theatre's 27th season continues with a staged reading of Clear, book, music and lyrics by Paul Oakley Stovall.

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP

A Strange Loop has arrived on Broadway at last and we've got photos of the stars on the opening night purple carpet. The Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opened just last week at the Lyceum Theater.

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