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Sheldon Best

 
Bio:
Sheldon Best is an award-winning actor and arts educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Brandeis University he returned to New York City, where he began to work with many off-Broadway theaters including playing lead roles at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Lincoln ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sheldon Best is an award-winning actor and arts educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Brandeis University he returned to New York City, where he began to work with many off-Broadway theaters including playing lead roles at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Lincoln ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company World Premiere, 2020
Isom
  [Off-Broadway]
MTC Off-Broadway Production, 2018
James
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2014
Colin

Sheldon Best Biography

Sheldon Best is an award-winning actor and arts educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Brandeis University he returned to New York City, where he began to work with many off-Broadway theaters including playing lead roles at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Atlantic. Best has also been seen around the country in many regional theaters including the Denver Center, Baltimore Center Stage, and Cleveland Play House.

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Most recently, Best has begun to work in television and film. He can currently be seen on NBC's new supernatural thriller, "Manifest" as the stowaway aboard Flight 828, Thomas. He also appears in the film, Ghost Light, which premiered in September at the LA Film Festival, starring Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Shannyn Sossamon, Tom Riley, Danielle Campbell, Scott Adsit, Roger Bart, and Steve Tom, among others. Best has also appeared on "The Good Wife," "Unforgettable," and "Person of Interest," where he worked with Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Mike Colter, Jim Caviezel, and Malik Yoba.

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Sheldon Best's onstage and onscreen career has given him the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from great actors, writers, and directors. The projects to come will lead to more of the same as his career continues to ascend. Visit this page again for updates soon.




Sheldon Best News

Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala Photo Signature Theatre to Honor Playwright Katori Hall and Donna Walker-Kuhne at 2022 Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Signature Theatre, which makes an extended commitment to producing a playwright's body of work, announces its 2022 Gala in the sweeping lobby of its own Frank Gehry-designed home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

Final Sharing Of Donja R. Love's WRITE IT OUT! Program To Be Streamed For World AIDS  Photo Final Sharing Of Donja R. Love's WRITE IT OUT! Program To Be Streamed For World AIDS Day
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2021

The second annual Write It Out! program for writers living with HIV will stream performances of students' work during a final sharing on Wednesday, December 1 at 7pm ET.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 26- with Neil Patrick Harris, Mandy Gonzalez, an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 26- with Neil Patrick Harris, Mandy Gonzalez, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2021

Today (April 26) in live streaming: the first episode of Broadway's Masked Singer, Live at the Lortel with Sydney Harcourt, and more!

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Becca Blackwell, Nidra Sousla Terre and More Join SHOWING UP  Photo Marsha Stephanie Blake, Becca Blackwell, Nidra Sousla Terre and More Join SHOWING UP From The Civilians
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The Civilians has announced the cast for Showing Up, a free live streamed evening of music and performance inspired by photographer Accra Shepp’s portraits of Black Lives Matter activists. The online event features Emmy-Nominee Marsha Stephanie Blake, Sheldon Best, Becca Blackwell, Cecil Blutcher, and more.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 12- with Kelli O'Hara, Adam Jacobs, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 12- with Kelli O'Hara, Adam Jacobs, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 12, 2021

Today (April 12) in live streaming: Broadway unites for Arts for Autism, Douglas Lyons is Live at the Lortel, and more!

Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Robert Cuccioli & More to Star in PARADIS Photo Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Robert Cuccioli & More to Star in PARADISE LOST Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021

Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.

Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For September - SENECA FALLS, SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS,  Photo Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For September - SENECA FALLS, SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, and HAMLET IN BED
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020

Play-PerView has announced its lineup of production coming in September! This month's lineup begins with Seneca Falls on September 12, followed by Sugar in Our Wounds on September 19, and Hamlet in Bed on September 26.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2020

Cambodian Rock Band began performances on February 4 and opened just last night, February 24 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is a limited engagement through March 15, 2020.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Signature Theatre's THE HOT WING KING Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Signature Theatre's THE HOT WING KING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

The Hot Wing King began performances on February 11 and opens on Sunday, March 1 in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is an limited engagement through March 22, 2019.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's THE HOT WING KING Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's THE HOT WING KING
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2020

The Hot Wing King begins performances on February 11 and opens on Sunday, March 4 in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is an limited engagement through March 22, 2019

Sheldon Best Videos

BWW TV: Inside MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Opening Tonight Videoplay
BWW TV: Inside MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Opening Tonight

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali opens tonight - Tuesday, June 19. Get a preview of the show below with all new video footage!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's BROWNSVILLE SONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2014

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater's production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee, directed by Patricia McGregor, opened last night, October 20, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). This New York premiere, which features Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker, is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, November 16. Click below for a first look at highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Tony Sheldon, PRISCILLA's Happy Ambassador
by Broadway Beat - Jun 9, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat was on hand, of course, to speak with all of the proud nominees. In anticipation of Tony night on June 12, 2011, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you new clips of the stars in conversation each week so be sure to check back! Below, we bring you Tony Sheldon, Best Lead Actor in a Musical nominee for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Sheldon has played more than 1200 performances as Bernadette in Priscilla in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, the West End and Toronto. He won the Green Room Award, Best Male Artist In A Leading Role, and was nominated for an Olivier Award for the part. Additionally, Sheldon won the 2005 Helpmann Award, the Sydney Critics Award, the Mo Award and the Glugs Award for his performance as Roger de Bris in The Producers. He was also nominated for a Helpmann and a Green Room Award for his performance in The Witches of Eastwick. He wrote and directed The Times Of My Life at the Ensemble Theatre and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.