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Ron Cephas Jones

 
Bio:
RON CEPHAS JONES is best known for his Emmy-winning, and three-time nominated, performance as William on the hit series, This is Us. Ron's other acclaimed television work includes starring opposite Octavia Spencer in Apple’s thriller drama series, Truth Be Told. Ron can also be seen in Hulu’s ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
RON CEPHAS JONES is best known for his Emmy-winning, and three-time nominated, performance as William on the hit series, This is Us. Ron's other acclaimed television work includes starring opposite Octavia Spencer in Apple’s thriller drama series, Truth Be Told. Ron can also be seen in Hulu’s ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2015
Junior
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Crooks
  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Aaron
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Joseph Gasana
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Wolf
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Reggie
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Toom the Stoup
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Eli (Standby)
Solly Two Kings (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
George/Lord Mayor
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Rooftop
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Lucius Jenkins
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Black Citizen and Carpenter
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Silas/Jericho

Photos

Ron Cephas Jones, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Kim Lesley Photo

Ron Cephas Jones, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Kim Lesley

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Reza Salazar, Ron Cephas Jones, Uzo Aduba, Kara Young  and Edmund Donovan Photo

Reza Salazar, Ron Cephas Jones, Uzo Aduba, Kara Young and Edmund Donovan

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Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones Photo

Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones

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David Zayas, Ron Cephas Jones, Liza Colón-Zayas and guest Photo

David Zayas, Ron Cephas Jones, Liza Colón-Zayas and guest

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Ron Cephas Jones

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
2021
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2015
Junior

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Crooks

  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Aaron

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Joseph Gasana

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Wolf

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Reggie

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Toom the Stoup

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Eli (Standby)

Solly Two Kings (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
George/Lord Mayor

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Rooftop

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Lucius Jenkins

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Black Citizen and Carpenter

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Silas/Jericho

Ron Cephas Jones Biography

RON CEPHAS JONES is best known for his Emmy-winning, and three-time nominated, performance as William on the hit series, This is Us. Ron's other acclaimed television work includes starring opposite Octavia Spencer in Apple’s thriller drama series, Truth Be Told. Ron can also be seen in Hulu’s Looking for Alaska; as the scene-stealing inspiration for Dolemite in the Netflix film opposite Eddie Murphy; and in Lisey’s Story opposite Julianne Moore for Apple. His other powerful television work includes Luke Cage, Mr. Robot and The Get Down. Upcoming he will appear in the second season of Truth Be Told.

With Second Stage Theater, Ron has appeared in the acclaimed production of Between Riverside and Crazy at the Kiser and in Wildflower at 2ST Uptown. His many other stage credits include Of Mice and Men (Broadway), Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa), Head of Passes (Steppenwolf), Hurt Village, Two Trains Running (Signature); Titus Andronicus, Satellites (NYSF); Ajax (ART); As You Like It, The Tempest (BAM/Old Vic London); The Overwhelming (Roundabout); The Wooden Breeks (MCC); The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Alliance); Richard III (Public Theater, NY); The Exonerated; Othello (Royal Theatre, London); Our Lady of 121st Street; Jesus Hopped the A Train (LABryinth); Storefront Church (Atlantic Theater).

Ron Cephas Jones Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde's
 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde's
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde's
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Sustained Excellence of Performance Gold Star
Ron Cephas Jones
 
The Lortels - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Ron Cephas Jones, Two Trains Running
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Ron Cephas Jones, Our Lady of 121st Street

Ron Cephas Jones News

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October Photo The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer Photo Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Laura DiLorenzo, who was serving as the organization’s Director of Marketing & Communications, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer.

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

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.

Ron Cephas Jones Videos

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on The View this morning to discuss returning to Broadway as the title role in Clyde's. She speaks on when she first fell in love in theatre and the role her costumes play in her approach to her character in the play. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the new play Clyde's. Watch Aduba discuss her character in the full interview with Ryan Seacrest and guest-host Alexandra Wentworth now!

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO VideoVIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIR VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIRLS, AIN'T TOO PROUD, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2020

Tony Award-nominated Tina Fey ('Mean Girls') is set to host 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,' an unforgettable night of music celebrating the incredible and resilient Broadway community and featuring songs from the Great Bright Way's top productions.

VIDEO: Watch a First Look Clip From TRUTH BE TOLD VideoVIDEO: Watch a First Look Clip From TRUTH BE TOLD
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

Apple TV+ is excited to share a 'FIRST-LOOK' clip of its upcoming limited drama series, 'Truth Be Told,' featuring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. Premiering December 6, 'Truth Be Told' is an eight-episode limited series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul and Emmy-nominated Lizzy Caplan. Spencer plays Poppy Parnell, a podcaster who is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation and comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race. View the official trailer HERE

LOOKING FOR ALASKA Soundtrack is Now Available VideoLOOKING FOR ALASKA Soundtrack is Now Available
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 18, 2019

Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, today releases LOOKING FOR ALASKA (MUSIC FROM THE HULU SERIES) a?' available everywhere now.  The album includes music from Hulu's newest original limited series, produced by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl) and based on John Green's bestselling novel.  Set in 2005, the series features music specific to the early 2000s era, carefully curated by Schwartz and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (The O.C., The Twilight Series) as a sonic companion to the show's coming-of-age narrative. 

VIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer for Hulu's LOOKING FOR ALASKA VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer for Hulu's LOOKING FOR ALASKA
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

All eight episodes of Looking for Alaska will debut on Friday, October 18 only on Hulu. Watch the trailer below.

VIDEO: See Tituss Burgess in the Trailer for DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Starring Eddie Murph VideoVIDEO: See Tituss Burgess in the Trailer for DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Starring Eddie Murphy
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2019

Netflix has released the first trailer for DOLEMITE IS MY NAME starring Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson and Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

VIDEO: Hulu Shares Official Teaser For LOOKING FOR ALASKA VideoVIDEO: Hulu Shares Official Teaser For LOOKING FOR ALASKA
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2019

Teenagers think they're invincible. They don't know how right they are. Looking for Alaska premieres October 18, only on Hulu.


Ron Cephas Jones Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ron Cephas Jones been in?
Ron Cephas Jones has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Ron Cephas Jones been in?
Ron Cephas Jones has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ron Cephas Jones been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Clyde's , Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Clyde's , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Clyde's , Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards) Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Two Trains Running and Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Our Lady of 121st Street .

What awards has Ron Cephas Jones won?
Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards).