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Russell Harvard

 
Bio:
A trailblazing veteran of the NY stage, Russell was recently featured in the dual roles of Boo Radley and Link Deas in the hit Broadway adaptation of "Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird." He can soon be seen in the upcoming Lila Neugebauer film, "Red, White and Water," opposite Jennifer Lawrence. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A trailblazing veteran of the NY stage, Russell was recently featured in the dual roles of Boo Radley and Link Deas in the hit Broadway adaptation of "Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird." He can soon be seen in the upcoming Lila Neugebauer film, "Red, White and Water," opposite Jennifer Lawrence. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Link Deas [Replacement]
Boo Radley [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Duke of Cornwall
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons New York Premiere, 2018
Knox
  [Off-Broadway]
North American Premiere, 2012
Billy

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Russell Harvard Biography

A trailblazing veteran of the NY stage, Russell was recently featured in the dual roles of Boo Radley and Link Deas in the hit Broadway adaptation of "Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird." He can soon be seen in the upcoming Lila Neugebauer film, "Red, White and Water," opposite Jennifer Lawrence.

Russell starred at Playwrights Horizons in "I Was Most Alive with You" in a role that acclaimed playwright, Craig Lucas, wrote specifically for him. It earned him a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, with the NY Times praising his "standout performance." He then played the Duke of Cornwall opposite Glenda Jackson in Sam Gold's landmark Broadway production of "King Lear". Russell starred in Pasadena Playhouse's "Our Town", Open Circle's "The Who's Tommy", and Deaf West's acclaimed Broadway revival of "Spring Awakening". In 2012, he made his off-Broadway debut in "Tribes", earning a Theatre World award and receiving Drama League, Outer Critics and Lucille Lortel nominations.

Russell also has a large online following where he showcases his versatile interpretive style for translating and performing popular songs in American Sign Language ranging from rock, dance to Broadway favorites.

Russell Harvard Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Russell Harvard, I Was Most Alive With You
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Russell Harvard, Tribes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Russell Harvard, Tribes
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Russell Harvard, Tribes
 
Theatre World Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Debut Performance Gold Star
Russell Harvard, Tribes

Russell Harvard News

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: If These Hands Could Talk… And They Do In The BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILIGHT ZONE Photo Review: If These Hands Could Talk… And They Do In The BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR At 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 4, 2022

Using a mixture of live piano & musical tracks, and employing the deaf theatre technique of Shadowing, this Halloween festival was more than a treat to the eyes and ears - it was a total blast, a party!

BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR, Karen Mason, and More Will Play 54 Below  Photo BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR, Karen Mason, and More Will Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 29, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below Thi Photo See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a celebration of the Jennas of Waitress and more. See the full month's programming here!

Russell Harvard, Josh Castille and Sandra Mae Frank to Headline BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILI Photo Russell Harvard, Josh Castille and Sandra Mae Frank to Headline BROADWAY SIGNS! TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular on October 31st, 2022 with headliners from Spring Awakening Deaf West Revival alums Russell Harvard and more.

Broadway SIGNs! to Present TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR at 54 Below in October Photo Broadway SIGNs! to Present TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR at 54 Below in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular with headliner Russell Harvard (To Kill A Mockingbird, Spring Awakening Deaf West revival) and an ensemble cast of rockers, actors and pop artists. Expect a Twilight Zone-inspired night of musical storytelling and Halloween classics in American Sign Language (ASL).

Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa Photo Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa
by Evan Henerson - Sep 15, 2022

Koons' moody production at the Fleishman is trying to tap into a noirish whodunnit vibe in which the story’s professed detective is the one person in the building (or in this case, the amphitheatre) who doesn’t realize that he is himself is also the murderer.

Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonig Photo Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonight at the Getty Villa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Performances of Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre’s thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus begin Thursday, September 1st at 8:00pm PT, featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Russell Harvard Videos

VIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 6, 2022

Last night,¬†To Kill a Mockingbird¬†welcomed Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner¬†Greg Kinnear¬†as he made his Broadway debut as ‚ÄúAtticus Finch.‚ÄĚ Written by Academy Award winner¬†Aaron Sorkin¬†with direction by Tony Award winner¬†Bartlett Sher,¬†To Kill a Mockingbird¬†also stars¬†Baize Buzan¬†as ‚ÄúScout Finch.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night!

by Team BWW - Oct 6, 2021

Just last night, To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated its return to Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, playing its first performance since the shutdown in March 2020. Watch a video featuring the new cast celebrating their return to Broadway.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute

by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

BWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden Videoplay
BWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2020

The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, will become the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden, in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students.

Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Videoplay
Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a performance of King Lear, by her costar Elizabeth Marvel.

VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience  Videoplay
VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted

by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the National Theatre and she had to think fast during a live performance when someone from the audience called out, 'Is there a doctor in the house?'

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More! Videoplay
BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 5, 2019

One of Shakespeare's greatest dramas officially returned to Broadway last night. Led by two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, King Lear, under the direction of Sam Gold, opened at the Cort Theatre, where it will play through Sunday, July 7, 2019.

VIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING reunited for an epic medley of 'Mama Who Bore Me' and 'Bitch of Living' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below!

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 23, 2015

This morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA went behind-the-scenes of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING with the help of the show's stars Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim and director Michael Arden.

STAGE TUBE: 'Dead' West Does SPRING AWAKENING and Zombies in New Spoof
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2015

This history-making Broadway revival of SPRING AWAKENING, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 28, is breaking boundaries yet again. But this time, their new cast members could have stumbled straight out of THE WALKING DEAD. Below, watch a new spoof (written and directed by Alex Wyse) about how a fatal autocorrect error led to 'Dead' West's undead SPRING AWAKENING!


Russell Harvard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Russell Harvard been in?
Russell Harvard has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Russell Harvard been in?
Russell Harvard has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Russell Harvard been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for I Was Most Alive With You , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tribes , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tribes Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Tribes and Outstanding Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tribes .

What awards has Russell Harvard won?
Outstanding Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tribes.


Twitter Watch

@russellwharvard - 10/4/22 03:06pm A little bit of snaps! Toodle doodle for now. https://t.co/qMHWdAmevW


@russellwharvard - 10/1/22 09:26pm Happy Closing night to my Oedipus familia. I love you all! I can’t express in words how fortunate I am to have land… https://t.co/QhcDKp358C


@russellwharvard - 9/4/22 11:26am Maria, I miss you already! See you in nyc!!!! @ Pacific Palisades https://t.co/QrdAbP2DkD


@russellwharvard - 7/6/22 07:55pm I have no words apart from I am ecstatic!!! @ Feinstein’s/54 Below https://t.co/IGSP8sxPCU


@russellwharvard - 7/6/22 12:58am Pah!!!!!! https://t.co/UEeLZaayFn


@russellwharvard - 7/4/22 06:46pm My bae and the sky = GORGEOUS! @ Zilker Park and Zilker Dog Park https://t.co/0M3zwxEHnf


@russellwharvard - 6/25/22 07:14pm Life’s a beach! #nofilters @ Jamica Beach Galveaton https://t.co/33V1pQ3LjB


@russellwharvard - 6/22/22 02:35pm Just posted a photo @ Houston, Texas https://t.co/1Q7Gm4u37P


@russellwharvard - 6/19/22 05:39pm Same project. Same school. Different time. 1968-1998. Happy Father’s Day! ?? @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/bqFhX7GkoN


@russellwharvard - 6/19/22 10:45am Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for all the adventures! I love you. @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/vHUnWgisIW


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