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Zainab Jah

 
Bio:
Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll’s House (Williamstown ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll’s House (Williamstown ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2017
Eloise Amponsah
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Revival, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Maima
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Maimi
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2014
Mum
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Helen
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Electra
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Regan
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 2006
Ikette
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Ikette
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Death
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Photos

Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura Photo

Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura

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Date:
07/01/2022
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Zainab Jah

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07/01/2022
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Zainab Jah

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07/01/2022
Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura Photo

Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura

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07/01/2022
Zainab Jah, Michaela Coel and Michael Graham Photo

Zainab Jah, Michaela Coel and Michael Graham

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05/18/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2017
Eloise Amponsah

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Revival, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Maima

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Maimi

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2014
Mum

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Helen

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Electra

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Regan

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 2006
Ikette

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Ikette

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Death

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Zainab Jah Biography

Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night‚Äôs Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll‚Äôs House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Eclipsed, Helen of Troy in Trojan Women (Classical Theatre of Harlem), In Darfur (The Public Theater/NYSF), Peter Sellars‚Äô Children Of Herakles (European Tour). Film / TV credits: ‚ÄúLaw & Order SVU,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúOutliving Emily‚ÄĚ (with Andre Braugher and Phylicia Rashad), Along Came Love. Awards: Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award, Best Featured Actress (The Convert), San Francisco Bay Area Critics‚Äô Circle, Outstanding Performance, Female Featured Role (Ruined) and Best Featured Actress, Philadelphia Critics Awards (The Convert).

Zainab Jah Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Ensemble Award Gold Star
Zainab JahSchool Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Zainab Jah, Eclipsed

Zainab Jah News

Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 1, 2022

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there for the big day and we have photos from the red carpet arrivals!

Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green Photo Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green
by Bruce Glikas - May 18, 2022

MJ the Musical celebrated its 10 Tony Award nominations last night with a party at Tavern on the Green! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here.

Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS Photo Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

Symphony Space will present Wall to Wall Selected Shorts, a monumental celebration of short fiction, March 26 in Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp theater in New York City (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE Photo VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2022

The trailer for¬†Launch at Paradise, a new science-fiction thriller short film by¬†Carrie Ann Quinn(‚ÄúDefending Jacob‚ÄĚ), has been released.¬†

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!

Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 12, 2021

Nollywood Dreams, the first production of MCC's 2021-22 season, began previews at the Newman Mills Theater on October 21, 2021. Directed by Saheem Ali (Fires in The Mirror), Nollywood Dreams opened on November 11, 2021 and will play a limited run through November 28, 2021.

BWW Interview: Daniel Mitura and More Talk New Sci-Fi Short Film LAUNCH AT PARADISE Photo BWW Interview: Daniel Mitura and More Talk New Sci-Fi Short Film LAUNCH AT PARADISE
by David Clarke - Oct 18, 2021

During the pandemic, Daniel Mitura wrote and took part in the filming of his latest short film, LAUNCH AT PARADISE. The new science-fiction short explores the costs of creating a unified perspective for all humankind that has the potential to end racism, violence, and insurrection. We sat down with Mitura, his cast, and a producer for an inside look at the soon-to-be-released film.

LAUNCH AT PARADISE Short Film Wraps Production Photo LAUNCH AT PARADISE Short Film Wraps Production
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2021

The sci-fi thriller short film is directed by Carrie Ann Quinn, the film stars Catherine Curtain, Zainab Jah, James Harkness, Lauren Schaffel, Patrick Shane, and Daniel Mitura.

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre Photo Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the John Golden Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including, The Normal Heart, A Doll's House, Part 2, Eclipsed, Slave Play, and many more!

Zainab Jah Videos

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2022

The trailer for¬†Launch at Paradise, a new science-fiction thriller short film by¬†Carrie Ann Quinn(‚ÄúDefending Jacob‚ÄĚ), has been released.¬†

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!

BWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN M VideoBWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 14, 2017

MCC Theater will soon present the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.

BWW TV: Get Ready to Laugh with Lisa Lampenelli & the Cast of STUFFED!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 2, 2016

WP Theater will soon present two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show), Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, in the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris.

Tony Awards Close-Up: Saycon Sengbloh Is Over the Moon About Her ECLIPSED Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2016

ECLIPSED marks Saycon Sengbloh's eighth Broadway production, and yet it is the first time that she's gotten to show what she's got in a non-musical role. Well now she has earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her portrayal of 'Wife #1' and she couldn't be more thrilled about it!

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o 'Enjoying Every Moment' of Broadway Debut
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by today's "LIVE" today to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about making her Broadway debut in ECLIPSED.

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 15, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new play ECLIPSED. The actress discussed being an understudy for the role while a student at Yale Drama School.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Classical Theatre of Harlem's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2013

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Producing Artistic Director, Ty Jones), presents the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Artistic Associate Justin Emeka this summer in Harlem's Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Performances of the free play, which runs July 13-30 (on Tuesdays through Sunday) at 7:30 pm, are made possible by the Ford Foundation. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes, director's journal of the production in rehearsals!

STAGE TUBE: La Jolla Playhouse's RUINED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, by Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, Crumbs from the Table of Joy), directed by South Africa native Liesl Tommy, in the Mandell Weiss Theatre November 16 - December 19 (media night: Sunday, November 21 at 7:00 pm). Ruined is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Huntington Theatre Company.


Zainab Jah Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Zainab Jah been in?
Zainab Jah has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Zainab Jah been in?
Zainab Jah has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Zainab Jah been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Boesman and Lena , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Boesman and Lena Ensemble Award (Drama Desk Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Eclipsed .

What awards has Zainab Jah won?
Ensemble Award (Drama Desk Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.