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STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON (Pops) returns to Second Stage Theatre where he was a member of August Wilson’s celebrated Obie Award-winning Jitney ensemble (2002 Olivier Award for Outstanding Drama), as well as the off-Broadway staging of Between Riverside and Crazy. Six Broadway productions include Tony winners for Best Revival; Fences (Tony nomination) and A Raisin in the Sun. Stephen also delights in having played Torvald in the celebrated replacement cast of A Doll’s House Part 2 lead by Julie White. Six off-Broadway performances include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Stephen appears in five Oscar nominated films. Films soon to be released are Causeway, Disappointment Boulevard, Civil War, and DUNE part 2.


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Stephen McKinley Henderson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Walter "Pops" Washington

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Torvald [Replacement]

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

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Production, 2014
Pops

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Bobo

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Jim Bono

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Elmore

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Red Carter

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Pontius Pilate/Uncle Pino

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Van Helsing

Abraham Van Helsing

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Sammy Bow

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Slow Drag

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Stool Pigeon

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Turnbo

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Turnbo

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Emmett Tate

[Off-Broadway]
1986
Bobo

Stephen McKinley Henderson Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

Stephen McKinley Henderson Movies

Marie
[ 1985 ] Cooper's Husband
Everyday People
[ 2004 ] Arthur
Keane
[ 2004 ] Garage Employee
Waltzing Anna
[ 2006 ] Pete
If You Could Say It in Words
[ 2008 ] Beball Fan
The Good Heart
[ 2009 ] Psychiatrist
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
[ 2011 ] Walt the Locksmith
Tower Heist
[ 2011 ] Lester
Lincoln
[ 2012 ] William Slade
Red Hook Summer
[ 2012 ] Deacon Yancy  
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
[ 2014 ] Deacon Yancy
The Romans
[ 2014 ] Birdman
Fences
[ 2016 ] Jim Bono
Manchester by the Sea
[ 2016 ] Mr. Emery
All at Once
[ 2016 ] Robert
The American Side
[ 2016 ] Stickney
Lady Bird
[ 2017 ] Father Leviatch
Native Son
[ 2019 ] Mr. Green
The True Adventures of Wolfboy
[ 2019 ] Nichol
Bruised
[ 2020 ] Pops
Dune
[ 2021 ] Thufir Hawat
Causeway
[ 2022 ] Dr. Luc
Dune: Part Two
[ 2023 ] Thufir Hawat

Stephen McKinley Henderson TV Shows

Law & Order
Marc Kramer, Gerald Mowat
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Judge Bernard
Wu-Tang: An American Saga
Uncle Hollis

Stephen McKinley Henderson Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Harold Prince Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Drama League Awards - 2023 - Distinguished Performance Award

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy


winner
The Lortels - 2023 - Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy


winner
Obie Awards - 2015 - Performance

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy


winner
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences

Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

Stephen McKinley HendersonKing Hedley II

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Stephen McKinley Henderson News


Donna Murphy, Stephen Mckinley Henderson & More Will Be Inducted Into the American Theater Hall of Fame

The American Theater Hall of Fame has just announced the eight new inductees for 2024. We've got the full list!
Stephen McKinley Henderson Will Be Master Teacher for 2024 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship at Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Stephen McKinley Henderson as the 2024 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at the Historic National Landmark, Ten Chimneys.
Stephen Mckinley Henderson Will Lead The 2024 Lunt-fontanne Fellowship Program At Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Stephen McKinley Henderson as the 2024 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at the Historic National Landmark, Ten Chimneys.
Harlem Stage Announces New Artistic Director and CEO

Harlem Stage has announced producer, director, scholar, and arts and cultural executive Dr. Indira Etwaroo as its new Artistic Director and CEO.
Alex Garland's CIVIL WAR to Receive Physical Media Release in July

Lionsgate has announced the physical media release of Alex Garland's Civil War, which includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital platforms and a new six-part documentary. The film will be available to purchase on July 7. From filmmaker Alex Garland comes a journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.
Photos: The Acting Company Hosts Gala Honoring Stephen McKinley Henderson

Last night, The Acting Company awarded Stephen McKinley Henderson the John Houseman Award Honor, and William H. Wright II the Joan M. Warburg Award Honor, as part of The Acting Company’s “Fantastic Journeys” Gala. See photos from the evening below!
Julie White, Abby Mueller & More to Join The Acting Company Gala Honoring Stephen McKinley Henderson

Tony Award winner Julie White will host The Acting Company’s “Fantastic Journeys” Gala honoring Stephen McKinley Henderson. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
Stephen McKinley Henderson Talks Filming BEAU IS AFRAID With Patti LuPone

In a new interview, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson discussed working with Patti LuPone in a scene from the film Beau is Afraid that never saw the light of day. Henderson went on to discuss how, despite training at Juilliard at the same time, their professional paths hadn't crossed until the 2023 film.
Victory Black Box Theatre To Host Events For All Ages Throughout April

Discover a variety of April events at VICTORY BLACK BOX THEATRE, located in the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center. Perfect for all ages, the theatre promises an exciting month of entertainment.
The Acting Company Will Honor Stephen McKinley Henderson at 'Fantastic Journeys' Gala

The Acting Company has announced that Stephen McKinley Henderson will receive the John Houseman Award Honor, and William H. Wright II will receive the Joan M. Warburg Award Honor, as part of The Acting Company’s “Fantastic Journeys” Gala.
Listen: Corey Hawkins, Phylicia Rashad & More Join RADIO PLAY REVIVAL Podcast Season 3

The Broadway Podcast Network will present the return of RADIO PLAY REVIVALpodcast.
Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay & Hilary Swank

See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 
Photos: Inside Opening Night of TRIPPING ON LIFE at Theatre Row

All new photos have been released from opening night of Tripping on Life at Theatre Row. Check out the photos here!
THE DUTCHMAN Film Adaptation to Star Stephen McKinley Henderson, André Holland & More

Stephen McKinley Henderson, André Holland, Zazie Beetz, and Kate Mara have joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of The Dutchman. Andre Gaines' film adaptation of the Obie-winning play has landed a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement.
Common Joins Honorees at Black Theatre United Gala; Josh Groban, Lorna Courtney & More to Present

Emmy, Grammy & Academy Award winner Common has been added to the list of honorees at Black Theatre United's inaugural Gala on Monday, October 30 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.
Rush Tickets Available For Lin Shaye's TRIPPING ON LIFE

Emmy-winner Lin Shaye’s award-winning solo show,  Tripping on Life, offers RUSH tickets for only $22 exclusively sold on the TodayTix app. Learn more about how to get discounted tickets to Tripping on Life here!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 31st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 31, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Lin Shaye Brings TRIPPING ON LIFE to New York

Following a sold-out, award-winning Hollywood production of Tripping on Life, legendary, Emmy-winning actress Lin Shaye is bringing her solo show to New York City. Directed by Robert Galinsky, Tripping on Life will begin previews on September 8 in advance of its opening night on Monday, September 18, at 6:30 PM. It will run through October 8, 2023 at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42 Street.
KIMBERLY AKIMBO & More Win 2023 Tony Awards - Full List of Winners!

Tonight's the night! The best of Broadway gathers today, June 11, at the United Palace to celebrate the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and more took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners now!
How/When/Where to Watch the 2023 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

In just days, on June 11, The 76th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at the United Palace to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2022/23 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Stephen McKinley Henderson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Stephen McKinley Henderson been in?

Stephen McKinley Henderson has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Stephen McKinley Henderson been in?

Stephen McKinley Henderson has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Stephen McKinley Henderson been nominated for?

Stephen McKinley Henderson has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including the Harold Prince Lifetime Achievement Award (Drama Desk Awards), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels), Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Performance (Obie Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Fences," and Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for "King Hedley II."

What awards has Stephen McKinley Henderson won?

Stephen McKinley Henderson has won the Harold Prince Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drama Desk Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Lortels, an Obie Award for Performance for "Between Riverside and Crazy," and an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play award at The Lortels for the same production.

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