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Troy Kotsur has been acting and directing on TV, film and stage for over 20 years. Deaf since birth, he was raised in Mesa, AZ. Troy made headlines in the deaf community in 2019 for his acting role in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian, and also choreographed an adapted form of sign language for the series. His television guest starring roles include Criminal Minds, Scrubs, and CSI: NY among others. In the popular PAX series, Sue Thomas: FB-Eye, Troy had a recurring role that became a fan favorite.

In film, he had notable supporting role in The Number 23 alongside Jim Carrey. He also starred in Universal Signs, Father's Day Breakfast, and Wild Prairie Rose, which won several notable festival awards. As a director, he recently completed No Ordinary Hero, starring Marlee Matlin and Deanne Bray.

Troy's stage credits include a successful Tony Award winning run of Big River on Broadway. He has also performed at the Mark Taper Forum, and in 2015 LA Drama Critics Circle Award Nominee Spring Awakening, along with many other major productions.

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Roundabout Revival, 2003



Troy Kotsur Movies

[2007]The Number 23 Barnaby

[2008]Universal Signs Chris

[2013]No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie Matt

[2016]Wild Prairie Rose James Hansen

[2021]CODA Frank Rossi

Troy Kotsur TV Shows

Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Troy Myers

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Troy Kotsur News

Biden Appoints Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington & More to President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), an advisory body to the president on cultural policy. Find out who here!

John Travolta, Kate Hudson & More Join Oscars Presenters Slate

Previously announced Oscars presenters include Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, and more.

Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield & More to Present at the Oscars

Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Banks, John Cho, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver have joined the roster of presenters at the 95th Oscars.

Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson & More to Present at the Oscars

Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Glenn Close, and more will present at the Oscars this year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide. The producers will continue to name talent joining the show leading up to the ceremony.

CASAMIGOS and Shaq's Fun House Leading Up to Super Bowl Sunday

On Friday night in Arizona, the Casamigos was flowing at Shaq’s Fun House. As one of the top events leading up to the Big Game, attendees were in full celebration mode.

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2023 Additional Films to the Lineup

The latest feature films world premiering at the upcoming Festival include: Beyond Utopia, playing in the U.S. Documentary Competition section; Earth Mama, Flora and Son, and Past Lives, playing in the Premieres section; and Stephen Curry: Underrated, playing in the Special Screenings section. Check out more information now!

Ariana DeBose, Robin de Jesús & More Invited to Join The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to 397 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to films. Notable new members include Ariana DeBose, Robin de Jesús, Paul Tazewell, Olga Merediz, Troy Kotsur, Jessie Buckley, Billie Eilish, Jeremy O. Harris, and more.

Actor Troy Kotsur to Keynote Commencement Address at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

Brian Kite, interim dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, announced today that Academy Award-winning actor Troy Kotsur (CODA, Spring Awakening) will deliver the keynote address at the school’s 75th annual commencement ceremony. Writer-director-producer Amy Aniobi will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dean Kite will preside over the event to be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. 

Student Blog: Broadway Breaks Boundaries at the Oscars

Given the current events affecting our world, it is understandable that many of us seek an escape through theater and film. Due to the pandemic, the worlds of theater and film have begun to merge with Broadway artists and creators participating in their first major films, such as tick, tick… Boom and West Side Story. This past Sunday many of these films and artists received gratifying recognition at the Oscars Ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Thus, with the Oscars Ceremony coincidentally occurring on World Theatre Day, it only makes sense that Broadway won big at the Oscars.

WOMEN IN FILM, LOS ANGELES Celebrated 2022 Women Oscar Nominees

Last night, Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF, LA) kicked off Oscar® weekend with its highly-anticipated cocktail party presented by sponsors Max Mara, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, and Heineken, with additional support from Major Partners IMDbPro and Tequila Don Julio. The party honored all 60 women, in front of and behind the camera, who have been nominated for an Academy Award® this year. 

Find Out Who Won at the 94th Academy Awards - All the Winners!

Hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer, the 94th Oscars featured appearances by Liza Minnelli, Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatriz, H.E.R., Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Rachel Zegler, and more.

Deaf West Theatre to Adapt Best Picture Oscar Nominee CODA Into a Stage Musical

Vendôme Pictures and Pathé Films has announced they are partnering with Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre (DJ Kurs, Artistic Director) to develop the stage musical adaptation of the Academy Award-nominated, smash hit film CODA. The film also made history being the first predominantly deaf cast to win the coveted ensemble prize at the SAG Awards.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield & More to Present at 33rd PGA Awards

Notable Hollywood leaders who will take the stage to present throughout the evening include: Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Denis Villeneuve, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Casey Bloys, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Aunjanue Ellis, Jung Ho-yeon, Troy Kotsur, Linda Lavin, and David Alvarez.

Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY, and More Take Home Critics Choice Awards; Full List of Winners!

Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recent film adaptation of West Side Story. The film also won in the Best Film Editing category.

American Film Institute Awards Honors WEST SIDE STORY, tick, tick...BOOM!, and More

Yesterday, March 11th, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2021 AFI AWARDS honorees with a star-studded invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. AFI also revealed its official rationales (below) for all 23 honorees, providing the cultural and artistic context to mark these outstanding creative endeavors as the year’s notable milestones.

Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Day 4 of the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG began with the Writers panel conversation on Saturday morning. Cinephiles gathered together for Oscar nominated producers Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST), Siân Heder (CODA), Adam McKay (DON'T LOOK UP), Denis Villeneuve (DUNE), Zach Baylin (KING RICHARD), Maggie Gyllenhaal (THE LOST DAUGHTER), Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG) and Eskil Vogt (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) in conversation led by Los Angeles Times writer Glenn Whipp.

Kristen Stewart Wins The American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Day 3 of the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG concluded with a live tribute to Kristen Stewart, who received the American Riviera Award. Stewart was honored at an in-person conversation about her career leading up to this year’s performance as Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s SPENCER from NEON.

Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana DeBose & More Win Hollywood Critics Association Awards; Full List of Winners!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, and Stephanie Beatriz were awarded at last night's Hollywood Critics Association Awards. Presenters included Robin de Jesús, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Brian d'Arcy James, Alexandra Shipp, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlee Matlin, Kaitlyn Dever, and more.

Ariana DeBose and More Take Home SAG Awards; Full List of Winners!

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The telecast aired on TNT and TBS. Among the big winners for the evening, taking home multiple awards, were CODA, Squid Game and Ted Lasso.

Apple Re-Releases Oscar Picture Nominee CODA for Free in Theaters

Apple Original Films today announced that audience favorite “CODA” will be re-released in theaters for a limited theatrical run following its history-making Academy Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Picture. The film's star, Troy Kotsur, is the first Deaf male actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar.


Troy Kotsur has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Troy Kotsur has not appeared in the West End

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