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Peter Jay Fernandez

 
Bio:
Peter has enjoyed a long and multi-faceted career as an actor and educator. Broadway : ‘All the Way’, ‘Cyrano DeBergerac’, ‘Henry IV’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ , ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Off Broadway : ‘Socrates’, ‘Red Speedo’, ‘Father Comes Home from ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Peter has enjoyed a long and multi-faceted career as an actor and educator. Broadway : ‘All the Way’, ‘Cyrano DeBergerac’, ‘Henry IV’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ , ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Off Broadway : ‘Socrates’, ‘Red Speedo’, ‘Father Comes Home from ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater World Premiere, 2019
Polus
Thrasymachus
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Duke of Venice
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Roy Wilkins
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre For A New Audience Production, 2011
Duncan/An Old Man/Doctor
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Donald Jackson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Carbon de Castel Jaloux
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Mr. Hadid
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Dr. Alex Gorman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Ensemble
Lucilius
Metellus Cimber
Marcus Brutus (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Sir Richard Vernon
Earl of Northumberland (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Marvell Thunder
Marvell Thunder
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Luis
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Gardiner/Bishop of Winchester
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Gratiano
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
#1 (The P.C. Laundromat)/ Joe (Taking Control)
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Lennox
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Dion
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Charlie

Peter Jay Fernandez Biography

Peter has enjoyed a long and multi-faceted career as an actor and educator. Broadway : ‘All the Way’, ‘Cyrano DeBergerac’, ‘Henry IV’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ , ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Off Broadway : ‘Socrates’, ‘Red Speedo’, ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars’ ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’, ‘Othello’, ‘The Pain and the Itch’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Thunder Knocking on the Door’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘Checkmates’, ‘As you like it’ and many more. TV/Film : ‘The Equalizer’, ‘New Amsterdam’, ‘For Life’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Shades of Blue’, ‘Elementary’,’Blue Bloods’, ‘Law and Order(s)’, ‘Royal Pains’ , ‘House of Cards’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘The Irishman’, ‘Brawl on Cellblock 99’, ‘Gotham’ and much more. Other August Wilson: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ ( Audelco Award), ‘Gem of the Ocean’ (Original cast, Black Theatre Alliance Nomination) Peter currently serves as Co Head of Acting in Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Graduate Division. God is Good.

Peter Jay Fernandez Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Peter Jay FernandezThunder Knocking on the Door

Peter Jay Fernandez News

Photos: THE PIANO LESSON Company Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: THE PIANO LESSON Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 14, 2022

The best of Broadway was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos of the company on the red carpet below!

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Front Row Productions Names Lamar Richardson 2022 Fellow Photo Front Row Productions Names Lamar Richardson 2022 Fellow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, named Lamar Richardson as the 2022 Front Row Productions Fellow.

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.

The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows Photo The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that Jamila Ponton Bragg has been awarded The Prince Fellowship and Cynthia L. Dorsey has been awarded the Prince/TTLP Fellowship. 

Applications Now Open for Front Row Productions Annual Fellowship Photo Applications Now Open for Front Row Productions Annual Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Fellowship program.  The submission deadline is July 20.  

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering – who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Applications are now open for Columbia University's MFA in Theatre Photo Applications are now open for Columbia University's MFA in Theatre
by - Nov 3, 2021

Special Offer - Applications are now open for Columbia University’s MFA in Theatre

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced its 2021–2022 season which includes a return to in-person  events as well as four digital premieres. The season, running September 2, 2021 – March 31, 2022, illustrates how theatrical innovation and powerful storytelling can thrive as the industry finds a safe way back to in-person events. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, February 22- with Santino Fontana, Lynn Nottage and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, February 22- with Santino Fontana, Lynn Nottage and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021

Today (February 22) in live streaming: Santino Fontana sings with Seth Rudetsky, Patrick Page takes on Shakespeare's villains, and more!

Peter Jay Fernandez Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespe Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO is currently running at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sunday, June 24. Get a first look at the production below!

BWW TV: From Walter White to LBJ! Watch Highlights of BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston in ALL THE WAY on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened last week, March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action!

BWW TV: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Santino Fontana & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 7, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened last night, March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil SimonTheatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene to chat with some of Broadway's finest on the red carpet - check out what Diane Paulus, Santino Fontana, and more had to say about Cranston as LBJ below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Broadway's ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston, Eric Lenox Abrams, Robert Schenkkan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene at the after party to chat with the show's cast and creative team - check out what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today that the run of Robert Schenkkan's new play All The Way, directed by Bill Rauch, is sold out. A limited number of standing room tickets will be sold on the day of each show - in person only and only one ticket per person - at the A.R.T. Ticket Services Office. There will be no standing room for previews, Opening Night, or the final performance. The production begins performances on September 13 and runs through Saturday, October 12. Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: CQ/CX Playwright Gabe McKinley on NY-1
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2012

CQ/CX playwright Gabe McKinley sat down with NY-1 News 'On Stage' host Patrick Pacheco this week to discuss Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of his newsroom drama, now playing an extended engagement through Sunday, March 11.


Peter Jay Fernandez Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Jay Fernandez been in?
Peter Jay Fernandez has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Peter Jay Fernandez been in?
Peter Jay Fernandez has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Peter Jay Fernandez been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Thunder Knocking on the Door .

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