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Pete Simpson is a multi-talented performer with a diverse background in theater, film, and television. Born and raised in New York City, Simpson began his career in the arts at a young age, studying acting and music throughout his childhood and adolescence. He went on to attend the prestigious Juilliard School, where he honed his craft and developed his unique style as a performer.
Simpson made his Broadway debut in 1998, appearing in the revival of the classic musical "Cabaret." He went on to star in a number of other Broadway productions, including "The Rocky Horror Show," "Rent," and "Chicago." Simpson's dynamic stage presence and powerful voice have earned him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base.
In addition to his work on Broadway, Simpson has also appeared in a number of films and television shows. He made his film debut in the 2001 drama "The Believer," and has since appeared in a variety of other films, including "The Producers" and "Across the Universe." On television, Simpson has appeared in popular series such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Good Wife," and "Orange is the New Black."
Simpson is also an accomplished musician, having released several albums over the course of his career. His music combines elements of rock, pop, and soul, and showcases his powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence. Simpson has performed at venues across the country, and has shared the stage with a variety of other musicians and performers.
Despite his success in a variety of different mediums, Simpson remains deeply committed to the theater. He has continued to work on Broadway throughout his career, and has also appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions. Simpson's most recent stage work includes a starring role in the off-Broadway production of "The Wild Party," which earned him critical acclaim and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Pete Simpson Photos


Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023

Elevator Repair Service Off-Broadway Production, 2022

Original Broadway Production, 2021
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Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Blue Man [Replacement]

Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway Return Engagement, 2019
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Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
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Public Theater Production, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011

Vineyard Theatre Production, 2010

Ground Control

Man on Date


Pete Simpson Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2017 - Performance

Pete SimpsonSustained Excellence

Pete Simpson News

Review: An Eye-Opening STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Young Jean Lee Premieres at Tamparep

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men is a 2014 Dramatic Comedy that premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York City on November 7, 2014. Directed by the playwright Lee, and featuring Austin Pendleton as “Ed”, Pete Simpson, James Stanely, and Gary Wilmes. Following its run off Broadway, the play was then produced by Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, opening in February 2017 and running until March 26, 2017. Young Jean Lee’s play made its transfer to Broadway with Previews beginning at the Hayes Theatre June 29,2018, with its official opening night on July 23. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and featuring a cast of Armie Hammer as Drew, Josh Charles as Jake, Paul Schneider as Matt, Kate Bornstein and Ty Defoe as “Stagehands-in-Charge,” and Stephen Payne as Ed. Both Tom Skerritt and Denis Arndt had ties to the production but left before opening and during previews.

Photos: First Look at INFINITE LIFE at the National Theatre

The National Theatre has released new production images for Infinite Life, a co-production with the National Theatre and Atlantic Theater Company. Check out the photos here!

Atlantic Theater Company Cancels Weekend Performances of INFINITE LIFE Due To Covid-19

The Atlantic Theater Company has canceled this weekend's performances of Infinite Life, the world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker due to Covid. Performances from September 15- 17 will be affected by the cancellation. 

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of INFINITE LIFE, Now Extended at Atlantic Theater Company

See photos from Infinite Life at Atlantic Theater Company, now extended!

Review Roundup: INFINITE LIFE World Premiere Opens At Atlantic Theater Company

Atlantic Theater Company is presenting the world premiere production of Infinite Life, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (Body Awareness) and directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald (Cloud Nine). Read the reviews. 

Photos: Get a First Look at the World Premiere of INFINITE LIFE at Atlantic Theater Company

Get a first look at photos of Atlantic Theater Company's Infinite Life. Lear how to purchase tickets!

A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season at Atlantic Theater Company. From world premieres to bilingual musicals, stay updated on the diverse range of productions hitting the stage in the 2023-2024 season.

Atlantic Theater Company's INFINITE LIFE Begins Performances Tonight

Get all the details about the highly-anticipated production of INFINITE LIFE at Atlantic Theater Company. Find out when and where the performances take place, and get a sneak peek into what to expect from this exciting new show. Don't miss out on this unforgettable theater experience!

INFINITE LIFE and BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Set For Atlantic Theater Company's 2023-2024 Season

Atlantic's 2023-2024 season kicks off with the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's play Infinite Life, directed by James Macdonald, and the world premiere of Marco Ramirez's musical Buena Vista Social Club , directed by Tony Award nominee Saheem Ali.

WYO Performing Arts and Education Center Announces 2022 Lotus Award Winner

Jeannie Hall has been selected as the recipient of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center’s 2022 Lotus Awards and will be honored at a private reception September 18.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: All Singing! All Dancing! All Legal! Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville Opens at La MaMa

A collaboration of two of Off-Off-Broadway's favorite historically subversive companies, the HERE production of Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville, presented at La Mama is an entrancingly fun and educational two-hour festival of song, dance and spoken word, beginning as a relaxing communal experience and evolving into a call for activism.

Tina Satter's IS THIS A ROOM to Be Adapted Into New Film Starring Sydney Sweeney

Tina Satter's Is This A Room, which premiered on Broadway in 2021, will be adapted into a new film. The new film will star Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney as Reality Winner. The cast is also set to include Josh Hamilton and Marchánt Davis. Satter will adapt the script for the new film with James Paul Dallas.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: They're Over The Moon For Idina Menzel in Which Way To The Stage

Musical theatre fandom and body image issues in Ana Nogueira's hilarious and touching Which Way To The Stage. Also, Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks commences with Trish Harnetiaux's fun and offbeat California and jazz favorite Nancy Harrow scores a pair of Russian classics.

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

DANA H. and IS THIS A ROOM Will Play an Additional Two Weeks on Broadway

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Broadway productions of Is This a Room and Dana H., which were previously set to conclude performances next week at the Lyceum Theatre, will extend for an additional two weeks. Both plays will play their final performances on November 28, 2021.

DANA H. and IS THIS A ROOM To Conclude Broadway Runs on November 13 & 14

The Broadway productions of Is This A Room and Dana H. will conclude their limited engagement on Sunday, November 14 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY). Dana H. will play its final performance at 2pm on Saturday November 13, 2021. Is This A Room will play its final performance at 3pm on Sunday November 14, 2021.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of DANA H.

Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, just opened last night, October 17, at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, playing on a rotating schedule with Is This a Room.

Photos: IS THIS A ROOM Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway

Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter, just celebrated its opening night at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), where it will play on a rotating schedule with Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters.

Review Roundup: IS THIS A ROOM Opens On Broadway!

Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter opens tonight at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say!

Photos: IS THIS A ROOM Celebrates First Broadway Preview

Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter, just began previews on September 24, 2021, at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), where it will play on a rotating schedule with Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters. See who was in the audience!


How many Broadway shows has Pete Simpson been in?

Pete Simpson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Pete Simpson been in?

Pete Simpson has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Pete Simpson been nominated for?

Pete Simpson has been nominated for the Performance (Obie Awards) for Sustained Excellence.

What awards has Pete Simpson won?

Pete Simpson has won the Obie Awards for Performance for Sustained Excellence.

What is Pete Simpson next theatre project?

Pete Simpson's next show will be Infinite Life which opens on 9/12/2023 on Off-Broadway.

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