John Douglas Thompson
FREEDOM IN THE WINGS: A Man of His Time by Kate T. Billingsley (Recorded live at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space)
John can currently be seen as Caius Cassius in The Public Theater's production of Julius Caeser. He was also recently seen in The Father and A Dolls House at Theater For A New Audience, and in Troilus & Cressida at The Public. Broadway credits include: Jitney, A Time To Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington. His off-Broadway credits include: The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy at BAM (Obie and Drama Desk Awards); Tamburlaine at Theater for a New Audience (Obie and Drama Desk Awards); Satchmo at the Waldorf (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award) at the Westside Theater, ACT, Wallis Center for the Performing Arts, Long Wharf Theater; King Lear with Sam Waterson at the Public Theater; Macbeth (title role); Othello (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Joe A. Callaway Award) at Theatre for a New Audience; The Forest with Dianne Wiest at Classic Stage Company; The Emperor Jones at The Irish Repertory Theatre (Joe A. Callaway Award and Lucille Lortel, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations); and Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional credits include: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Mark Taper Forum (Ovation Award); Antony and Cleopatra with Kate Mulgrew at Hartford Stage; Red Velvet, Othello, Richard III, King Lear, and Mother Courage with Olympia Dukakis at Shakespeare & Co; Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at The Wilma Theater (Barrymore Award) and productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His television and film credits include: “Bull”, “Person of Interest”, “Madam Secretary”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order SVU”, Conviction, Wolves, Bourne Legacy, Glass Chin, Michael Clayton, Midway and Malcolm X. John is a Fox recipient, 2015 Samuel H. Scripps Award for extraordinary commitment in promoting the power of language in classical and contemporary theatre, and the 2013 Robert Brustein Award for sustained excellence in American theater.