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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.

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Russell Harvard 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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54 BELOW to Present BROADWAY SIGNS! HALLOWEEN SPIRITS

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Photos: First Look at Deaf Austin Theatre's ASL Production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT; Streaming Tickets Now Available

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Review: BROADWAY SIGNS! PRIDE at The Triad A Special Night

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12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

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

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 SPOOKTACULAR At 54 Below

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 Next Week

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 This Month

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! TWILIGHT ZONE SPOOKTACULAR

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

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

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 Tonight at the Getty Villa

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.

Interview: Jenny Koons Confers On Her Creative Process Marrying Deaf West With OEDIPUS

Next up at The Getty Villa, Sophocles' classic play Oedipus adapted by Jenny Koons, Andrew Morrill and Alexandria Wailes opening September 7, 2022. Jenny also does double duty directing the cast of Treshelle Edmond, Russell Harvard, Ashlea Hayes, Amelia Hensley, Matthew Jaeger, Gregor Lopes, Andrew Morrill, On Shiu, Alexandria Wailes, Akia Takara and Jon Wolfe Nelson.

Review: Russell Harvard Goes Next Level With His ASL Cabaret FROM THE GROUND UP at 54 Below

In his debut show at 54 Below, actor Russell Harvard combines American Sign Language, musical storytelling, and a variety of musical genres to tell his own personal tale.

Joe Iconis, New Musicals, Lorna Luft, Andy Mientus And More Announced at Feinstein's/54 Below

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Russell Harvard to Star in ASL and Spoken English Production of OEDIPUS Presented by Deaf West Theatre & Getty Museum

Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre will present a thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus this fall featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Deaf Broadway Actor Russell Harvard to Present FROM THE GROUND UP at Feinstein's/54 Below

Broadway SIGNs! Producer Jo-Ann Dean will debut Broadway’s Russell Harvard (Spring Awakening, To Kill A Mockingbird, King Lear) in his first Solo Artist musical performance From the Ground Up on Friday, July 15 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Russell Harvard FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Russell Harvard has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Russell Harvard has not appeared in the West End.

Russell Harvard has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include: - 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" - Outstanding Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for "Tribes" These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim that Russell Harvard has received for his performances in these respective shows.

Russell Harvard has won the Outstanding Debut Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his role in the show Tribes.

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