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Reed Birney

 
Date Of Birth:
September 11, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
Alexandria, VA, USA
Bio:
Reed Birney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2016 for The Humans and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2014 for Casa Valentina. Birney won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. He made his New York debut at Playwrights ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 11, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Alexandria, VA, USA

Bio:
Reed Birney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2016 for The Humans and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2014 for Casa Valentina. Birney won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. He made his New York debut at Playwrights ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre New York Premiere Production, 2022
Dr. Philip Cotton
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
Guest Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
One Night Only Concert Presentation Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
O'Brien
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Ken
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Erik Blake
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Erik Blake
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Atlantic Theater Production, 2015
David
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Isadore/Charlotte
  [Off-Broadway]
MTC Production & U.S. Premiere, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Howard Bevans
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2011
John Bridges
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2009
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Father Murphy
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Gavin DeChamblay
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Tony Blair [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Jerry
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Dr. Sweet
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Appleton Howell
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Appleton Howell
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Deke Winters
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Steve/Uncle Willy
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Dr. Jeff Portnoy
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Bob
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Andy
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Perry
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Himmer
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Martin Musgrove [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Timothy Strain
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Broadway]
1977
Randy Hastings
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Randy Hastings
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Performer
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2002
Performer

Reed Birney Movies

Not a Pretty Picture
 
[1976]
Fred
Four Friends
 
[1981]
Louie
Crimewave
 
[1985]
Vic Ajax
Means and Ends
 
[1985]
Ryan
Chain Letters
 
[1985]
Greg
You Are Here
 
[1997]
Jack's Boss
A Perfect Murder
 
[1998]
Merchant Prince #1
Uptown Girls
 
[2003]
Executive
The Ten
 
[2007]
Jim Stansel
Changeling
 
[2008]
Mayor Cryer
Morning Glory
 
[2010]
Governor Willis
Twelve Thirty
 
[2010]
Martin
Girl Most Likely
 
[2012]
Dr. Chalmers
Molly's Theory of Relativity
 
[2013]
Asher, Zak's father
Adult World
 
[2013]
Todd
In Your Eyes
 
[2014]
Dr. Maynard
Jackrabbit
 
[2015]
Paul Bateson
Mad Women
 
[2015]
Richard, husband
Occupy, Texas
 
[2016]
Uncle Nolan
Half the Perfect World
 
[2016]
Peter
The Last Nazi
 
[2019]
Harry
All the Little Things We Kill
 
[2019]
Senator Gerald Hess
The Hunt
 
[2020]
Pop
Lost Girls
 
[2020]
Peter Hackett
The Forty-Year-Old Version
 
[2020]
J. Whitman
Mass
 
[2021]
Richard
Strawberry Mansion
 
[2021]
Peter
The Menu
 
[2022]
Richard
Baby Ruby
 
[2022]
Dr. Rosenbaum

Reed Birney TV Shows

Gossip Girl
 
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Mr. Prescott
Home Before Dark
 
[]
Sylvester Lisko
House of Cards
 
[]
Donald Blythe, Rep. Donald Blythe, VP Donald Blythe
Law & Order
 
[]
Everett Brown
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
 
[]
Fred Martz, A.D.A. Stillman
The Blacklist
 
[]
Tom Connolly
Titans
 
[]
Doctor Adamson

Reed Birney Biography

Reed Birney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2016 for The Humans and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2014 for Casa Valentina. Birney won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance. He made his New York debut at Playwrights Horizons in 1976 in Gemini. He's also appeared there in Herself As Lust (1982), An Imaginary Life (1994), The Butterfly Collection (2000), Pen (2006), The Savannah Disputation (2009) and last season's Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie, Drama Desk awards). Other New York appearances include Tigers Be Still (Roundabout), Blasted (Soho Rep); Stuff Happens (The Public, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble); Our Leading Lady (MTC); Bug (Barrow Street); Loose Knit, The Family of Mann (Second Stage); The Common Pursuit (Promenade); Volunteer Man (Rattlestick); Bedfellows (Bat Theatre); and Minor Demons, The Exact Center of the Universe (Century Center). Regional includes The Lisbon Traviata (Seattle Rep) and the world premiere of Neil Simon's Hotel Suite (Walnut Street). TV work includes episodes of "Gossip Girl," "Kings" and "My Generation."

Reed Birney Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Reed Birney, Man From Nebraska
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Man From Nebraska
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Reed Birney, The Humans
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, You Got Older
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed BirneyUncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Special Award Gold Star
Reed Birney, Reed Birney
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney The Dream of the Burning Boy
 
Obie Awards - 2010 - Performance Gold Star
Reed Birney, Circle Mirror Transformation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Blasted
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Sustained Excellence of Performance Gold Star
Reed Birney
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance Gold Star
Reed Birney, Bug

Reed Birney News

VIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars In Rian Johnson's POKER FACE Series Trailer Photo VIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars In Rian Johnson's POKER FACE Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2023

The 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series marks the television debut for the brilliant Rian Johnson (Glass Onion, Knives Out, Star Wars) and is executive produced by and stars Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is The New Black). Watch the new video trailer for the upcoming series now!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Audible Theater is presenting the world premiere production of Good Enemy, written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew. See photos from opening night below!

Broadway Buying Guide: October 31, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: October 31, 2022
by Team BWW - Oct 31, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 31, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at Peacock's POKER FACE from Rian Johnson Starring Natasha Lyonne Photo VIDEO: First Look at Peacock's POKER FACE from Rian Johnson Starring Natasha Lyonne
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2022

Poker Face is a 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. Watch the video trailer now!

Photos: First Look at Reed Birney & Ephraim Birney in CHESTER BAILEY - Now Extended a Photo Photos: First Look at Reed Birney & Ephraim Birney in CHESTER BAILEY - Now Extended at Irish Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a one-week extension of the New York Premiere of Chester Bailey by Emmy Award winner Joseph Dougherty (‚Äúthirtysomething,‚ÄĚ My Favorite Year) and directed by Emmy Award nominee Ron Lagomarsino (Digby, ‚ÄúHomefront‚ÄĚ). See photos of Reed and Ephraim Birney in the production here!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of CHESTER BAILEY at Irish Repertory Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of CHESTER BAILEY at Irish Repertory Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre just celebrated opening night of the New York Premiere of Chester Bailey by Emmy Award winner Joseph Dougherty ('thirtysomething,' My Favorite Year) and directed by Emmy Award nominee Ron Lagomarsino (Digby, 'Homefront'). Starring real-life father and son, Tony Award winner Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney, Chester Bailey will run through November 13, 2022. Check out photos from opening night!

Interview: Ephraim Birney Talks Starring Opposite His Tony-Winning Father in the New  Photo Interview: Ephraim Birney Talks Starring Opposite His Tony-Winning Father in the New York Premiere of CHESTER BAILEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting the New York Premiere of Chester Bailey, beginning previews on October 12, 2022, and opening October 19, for a limited run through November 13, 2022. BroadwayWorld spoke with Ephraim Bailey about starring opposite his Tony Award-winning dad, Reed Birney, and more. Read the interview here!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the 1776 Red Caret on Opening Night Photo Photos: Stars Arrive on the 1776 Red Caret on Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 7, 2022

There was a revolution on Broadway last night! Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater's new Broadway production of 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, opened officially at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals!

Irish Rep to Present Return of A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and World Premiere of JAC Photo Irish Rep to Present Return of A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and World Premiere of JACK WAS KIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced two productions for the remainder of their 2022 season, including the return of Irish Rep favorite A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, and the World Stage Premiere of Jack Was Kind, written and performed by Tracy Thorne and directed by Nicholas A. Cotz.

Irish Repertory Theatre's BIKEMAN Starring Robert Cuccioli, Richard Topol & More Now  Photo Irish Repertory Theatre's BIKEMAN Starring Robert Cuccioli, Richard Topol & More Now Available on Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the return of special audio event, Bikeman by Thomas F. Flynn, directed by Joseph Discher, produced by Robert Cuccioli, and featuring Robert Cuccioli, Stephen Eng, April Ortiz & Richard Topol. Bikeman will be available to listen to online on demand from September 8-18, 2022.

Reed Birney Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Fran Kranz's MASS; In Theatres This October Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Fran Kranz's MASS; In Theatres This October

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.

VIDEO: Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton & Reed Birney Talk MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richa Videoplay
VIDEO: Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton & Reed Birney Talk MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 23, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with stage and screen favorites Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton and Reed Birney, who star in Mass- in theaters this October.

VIDEO: Fran Kranz Talks MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Fran Kranz Talks MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 22, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Broadway veteran Fran Kranz, who is making his film directorial and screenwriting debut with Mass- in theaters this October.

VIDEO: Barrington Stage's WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? and CHESTER BAILEY Begin R Videoplay
VIDEO: Barrington Stage's WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? and CHESTER BAILEY Begin Rehearsals

by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage, has provided an update on the upcoming season. She announced in a new video that two upcoming productions have officially entered rehearsals, including Who Could Ask For Anything More? and Chester Bailey.

Broadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the second Broadway revival of William Inge's Picnic. Directed by Sam Gold, Picnic opened on January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances

VIDEO: Reed Birney Reflects on Working With Roundabout As Part of the OFF-SCRIPT Seri Videoplay
VIDEO: Reed Birney Reflects on Working With Roundabout As Part of the OFF-SCRIPT Series

by Stage Tube - May 28, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Reed Birney is reflecting on working with the company on past productions.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More  Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOO Videoplay
BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica. 

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Videoplay
BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season

by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.


Reed Birney Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Reed Birney been in?
Reed Birney has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Reed Birney been in?
Reed Birney has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Reed Birney been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Man From Nebraska , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for Man From Nebraska , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Humans , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for You Got Older , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Casa Valentina , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Casa Valentina , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Casa Valentina , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for Reed Birney , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Dream of the Burning Boy , Performance (Obie Awards) for Circle Mirror Transformation , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Blasted Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards) and Performance (Obie Awards) for Bug .

What awards has Reed Birney won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Casa Valentina, Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for Reed Birney, Performance (Obie Awards) for Circle Mirror Transformation Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards)and Performance (Obie Awards) for Bug.

What is Reed Birney next theatre project?
Reed Birney's next show will be Chester Bailey which opens on 10/19/2022 on Off-Broadway.