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Stephen McKinley Henderson

 
Bio:
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON (Pops) returns to Second Stage Theatre where he was a member of August Wilson’s celebrated Obie Award-winningJitney ensemble (2002 Olivier Award for Outstanding Drama). He was in the Tony-nominated revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2012, he received a Tony ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON (Pops) returns to Second Stage Theatre where he was a member of August Wilson’s celebrated Obie Award-winningJitney ensemble (2002 Olivier Award for Outstanding Drama). He was in the Tony-nominated revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2012, he received a Tony ... (read complete bio)

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

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

Photos

Erin Wilhelmi, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Julie White, and Jayne Houdyshell Photo

Erin Wilhelmi, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Julie White, and Jayne Houdyshell

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Date:
08/10/2017
Julie White and Stephen McKinley Henderson Photo

Julie White and Stephen McKinley Henderson

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Date:
08/10/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [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

Productions

Director

Stephen McKinley Henderson Biography

STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON (Pops) returns to Second Stage Theatre where he was a member of August Wilson’s celebrated Obie Award-winningJitney ensemble (2002 Olivier Award for Outstanding Drama). He was in the Tony-nominated revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2012, he received a Tony Nomination and the Richard Seff Award for his performance as Bono in August Wilson’s Fences. Last year he was Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Associate Artistic Director for WNYC’s audio recordings of Mr. Wilson’s entire Century Cycle. Other theatre credits include Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic),The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Public Theater) and Death of a Salesman (Yale Rep). Film and TV credits include Lincoln, Tower Heist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Red Hook Summer and HBO’s “The Newsroom.” He is a professor for the Department of Theater and Dance, SUNY Buffalo, as well as a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, the Actor’s Center and a Fox Foundation Fellow.

Stephen McKinley Henderson Awards and Nominations

 
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
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Performance Gold Star
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play Gold Star
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

Stephen McKinley Henderson News

Common Will Make His Broadway Debut in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo Common Will Make His Broadway Debut in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winner COMMON will  make his Broadway debut in the role of “Junior” in the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly  Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Between Riverside and Crazy, directed by Austin Pendleton.  

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.

Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for th Photo Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced renowned actor Tyne Daly will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theater.

Broadway Podcast Network Announces RADIO PLAY REVIVAL Photo Broadway Podcast Network Announces RADIO PLAY REVIVAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

The Broadway Podcast Network (Dori Berinstein, Co-Founder & CEO; Alan Seales, Co-Founder & CTO) is pleased to announce that Radio Play Revival, a new podcast celebrating the golden age of radio plays in this now-second golden age of audio featuring great American actors performing works by a wide range of American authors, has joined the Broadway Podcast Network family.

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer Photo VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

Topic has released the trailer for season two of The Accidental Wolf starring Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Judith Light, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O'Hare, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and more. In The Accidental Wolf Season 2, six months has passed since Katie (O’Hara) answered a phone call that upended her life. Watch the new trailer now!

Halle Berry Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Netflix After BRUISED Debut Photo Halle Berry Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Netflix After BRUISED Debut
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Berry has struck a new partnership with Netflix in which she will continue to star in and produce films for the streamer. The announcement comes after her directorial debut with Bruise, a film that she also stars in, has hit #1 in the U.S. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack produced by Berry and Cardi B.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRUISED Starring & Directed by Halle Berry Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRUISED Starring & Directed by Halle Berry
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2021

Netflix has released the trailer for Bruised, a new film starring and directed by Halle Berry, following the story of a previously-retired mixed martial arts fighter who is coaxed into a brutal underground fight. The film also stars Adriane Lenox, Adan Canto, and Sheila Atim. Watch the trailer now!

AMT to Present KING LEAR Staged Reading Directed by Austin Pendleton Photo AMT to Present KING LEAR Staged Reading Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021

One of the first shows being presented at AMT's new Off Broadway house on 354 West 45th Street will be a staged reading of Shakespeare's 'KING LEAR', starring Charles E. Gerber and directed by Austin Pendleton.

Laura San Giacomo, Shola Adewusi, Gary Cole & More to Star in Benefit Virtual Table R Photo Laura San Giacomo, Shola Adewusi, Gary Cole & More to Star in Benefit Virtual Table Reading of BASED ON A TRUE STORY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Celebrities  Laura San Giacomo, Shola Adewusi, Gary Cole, Robert Funaro, Jennifer Freeman, and Roger Guenveur Smith  to star in a live benefit performance of “ Based On A True Story: 6 Short Plays .”

Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAB Photo Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAByrinth Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise the needed funds and has already raised $45,000.00 of the $75,000.00 goal.

Stephen McKinley Henderson Videos

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

Topic has released the trailer for season two of The Accidental Wolf starring Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Judith Light, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O'Hare, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and more. In The Accidental Wolf Season 2, six months has passed since Katie (O’Hara) answered a phone call that upended her life. Watch the new trailer now!

Celebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wil VideoCelebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wilson's FENCES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2021

The first Broadway revival of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, played at the Cort Theatre for 88 performances and won three Tony Awards- two of which went to its leading actors.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for DUNE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for DUNE
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2020

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DEVS on FX! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DEVS on FX!
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2020

Nothing ever happens without a reason. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for Devs, premiering March 5 exclusively on FX on Hulu.

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for DEVS on FX! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Teaser for DEVS on FX!
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019

Devs follows the story of a young software engineer, Lily Chan, who investigates the secretive development division of her employer which she believes is behind her boyfriend's murder.

BWW TV: Hangin' Backstage with the Winners of the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' Backstage with the Winners of the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2018

Winners for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced just last night at The Town Hall. In keeping with Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2017-2018 New York Theater season in the same competitive categories.

VIDEO: Broadway's Beanie Feldstein Discusses LADY BIRD and BFF Ben Platt VideoVIDEO: Broadway's Beanie Feldstein Discusses LADY BIRD and BFF Ben Platt
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2017

Beanie Feldstein currently leaves audiences infatuated with her adorable portrayal of Minnie Fay in Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Now she's delving further into film with this season's breakaway hit indie pic LADY BIRD. Feldstein visited Seth Meyers to chat about the film and her relationship with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, watch below!

VIDEO: First Look - Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Star in New Comedy LAD VideoVIDEO: First Look - Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Star in New Comedy LADY BIRD
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 5, 2017

From writer/director Greta Gerwig comes LADY BIRD, in theaters November 10th. The all-star cast includes Broadway vets Saoirse Ronan (THE CRUCIBLE), Laurie Metcalf (A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2), Tracy Letts (WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Opens Up About His New Film FENCES
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 12, 2017

On today's GMA, Denzel Washington stopped by to talk about his new film FENCES and also discusses his night at the Golden Globes. Watch the appearance below!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in All-New Trailer for FENCES
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2016

Paramount has today shared the new official teaser trailer for FENCES, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. Get a first look below!


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?
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?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Between Riverside and Crazyand Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for Between Riverside and Crazy.

What is Stephen McKinley Henderson next theatre project?
Stephen McKinley Henderson's next show will be Between Riverside and Crazy which opens on 12/19/2022 on Broadway.