Harvy Blanks

Anthony Chisholm

BRANDON J. DIRDEN

André Holland

Carra Patterson

Michael Potts

Keith Randolph Smith

Ray Anthony Thomas

John Douglas Thompson

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Harvy Blanks

Shealy

Harvy performed in all ten of August Wilson’s ten-play Century Cycle, including Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson, Gabe in Fences, Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Turnbo in Jitney and West in Two Trains Running. Harvy recently received accolades for his radio performances in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and three character roles in August Wilson’s Century Cycle, both performed with New York Public Radio, directed by Rubin Santiago-Hudson. Harvy is a recipient of the Drama Desk Award for the Off-Broadway hit Tabletop.

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Anthony Chisholm

Fielding

Broadway: August Wilson’s Radio Golf (Tony nomination), Two Trains Running and Gem of the Ocean. Select Off-Broadway: August Wilson’s Jitney (Drama Desk and Obie Awards), The Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage). Select film: Going in Style with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, Chi-Raq, Condemned, Nasty Baby, Newlyweeds, Premium Rush, 13, Blackout, Reign Over Me, Beloved. Select TV: “Shades of Blue,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Vietnam War Stories,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Third Watch,” “NY Undercover,” HBO’s “Oz” as Burr Redding. Additional awards: NAACP Theatre Award, AUDELCO Award, Ovation Award, IRNE Award.

 

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BRANDON J. DIRDEN

Booster

Broadway: All the Way, Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Obie, AUDELCO and Theatre World Awards), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre), Detroit ’67 (Public Theater and Classical Theatre of Harlem), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW). Television: “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Public Morals” and “BrainDead.” You can also see him on Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down,” (Netflix) and as Agent Aderholt on FX’s acclaimed drama “The Americans.” Training: BA, Morehouse College and MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For Chase.

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André Holland

Youngblood

Manhattan Theatre Club: The Whipping Man. Broadway: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Off-Broadway: All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); The Brother/Sister Plays (Public Theater); Wig Out (Vineyard Theatre). TV: “The Knick.” Film: Moonlight, A Wrinkle in Time, Selma, 42, Miracle at St. Anna, Sugar. Native of Bessemer, Alabama. BFA from Florida State University and MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program.

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Carra Patterson

Rena

Broadway: Wit (MTC). Off-Broadway: Teenage Dick, Measure for Measure (Public Theater); Significant Other, Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre); Luck of the Irish (Lincoln Center3); Richard III (Epic Theatre). Regional: In the Red and Brown Water (Alliance Theatre), Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (dir. Kenny Leon, True Colors Theatre), The Wiz (True Colors). Film: Straight Outta Compton. TV: “The Arrangement,” “Bloodline,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife.” MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.

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Michael Potts

Turnbo

HBO: “True Detective” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, “True Detective,” “Show Me a Hero,” “The Wire.” Recurring roles on “Madam Secretary,” “Person of Interest,” “Gotham,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Damages,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The Jury.” Select Film: 37 (upcoming), Change in the Air, Hometown Hero, Let Me Make You a Martyr, Diggers, The Peacemaker, Stonewall and The Conspiracy Theory. Original Broadway companies of The Book of Mormon (Mafala Hatimbi), Grey Gardens and Lennon. Michael is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Keith Randolph Smith

Doub

Broadway: American Psycho; Fences; King Hedley II; The Piano Lesson; Come Back, Little Sheba; Salome. Off-Broadway: Intimacy (New Group), Theatre for One (Brookfield Place), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature), Holiday Heart (MTC), Tamburlaine (TFANA), Jitney (2ST), Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons). Keith is a member of the Actors Center NY and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a recipient of a Fox Fellowship through the William and Eva Fox Foundation and TCG, working with the Alliance Theatre as a partner in creating a solo show.

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Ray Anthony Thomas

Philmore; u/s Doub, Turnbo

As a member of the Atlantic Theater Company, Ray has appeared in such productions as Human Error, The Beginning of August, The Lights, Edmond and Distant Fires. Broadway: David Mamet’s Race and The Crucible. Select Off-Broadway: The Most Deserving (The Women’s Project); Volunteer Man (Obie Award); Kindness (Playwrights Horizons); The Exonerated, Saved or Destroyed, Black Eagles (MTC); Becker in Jitney (Cincinnati Playhouse). TV and film include Their Eyes Were Watching God, “Rescue Me,” “The Sopranos,” “Oz,” “Law & Order,” “I’ll Fly Away,” Trouble With the Curve, Shutter Island, Pariah and Sleepwalk With Me.

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John Douglas Thompson

Becker

Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll’s House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Mark Taper). Film/TV: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Wolves, The Bourne Legacy, Glass Chin, Michael Clayton, “Bull,” “Person of Interest,” “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order.” Awards: Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, Ovation, AUDELCO, Samuel H. Scripps, NAACP and Robert Brustein awards.