James Earl Jones

Performer

Male

Born: January 17, 1931
Arkabutla, Mississippi

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - The Best Man The Best Man
Apr. 1, 2012 - Sep. 9, 2012
Former President Arthur Hockstader Performer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The 65th Annual Tony Awards - 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards - 2011
Jun. 12, 2011 - Jun. 12, 2011
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy
Oct. 25, 2010 - Apr. 9, 2011
Hoke Coleburn Performer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Mar. 6, 2008 - Jun. 22, 2008
Big Daddy Performer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The 60th Annual Tony Awards - 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards - 2006
Jun. 11, 2006 - Jun. 11, 2006
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 59th Annual Tony Awards - 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards - 2005
Jun. 5, 2005 - Jun. 5, 2005
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - On Golden Pond On Golden Pond
Apr. 7, 2005 - Jun. 26, 2005
Norman Thayer, Jr. Performer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The 50th Annual Tony Awards - 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards - 1996
Jun. 2, 1996 - Jun. 2, 1996
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 47th Annual Tony Awards - 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards - 1993
Jun. 6, 1993 - Jun. 6, 1993
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 44th Annual Tony Awards - 1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards - 1990
Jun. 3, 1990 - Jun. 3, 1990
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Fences Fences
Mar. 26, 1987 - Jun. 26, 1988
Troy Maxson Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - "Master Harold"...and the Boys.
May 4, 1982 - Feb. 26, 1983
Sam Performer
(Replacement)
 
Playbill Cover - Othello Othello
Feb. 3, 1982 - May 23, 1982
Othello Performer
(Original)
 
A Lesson From Aloes
Nov. 17, 1980 - Feb. 8, 1981
Steve Daniels Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 34th Annual Tony Awards - 1980 The 34th Annual Tony Awards - 1980
Jun. 8, 1980 - Jun. 8, 1980
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Paul Robeson Paul Robeson
Jan. 19, 1978 - Apr. 30, 1978
Paul Robeson Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
Dec. 18, 1974 - Feb. 8, 1975
Lennie Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Iceman Cometh The Iceman Cometh
Dec. 13, 1973 - Feb. 16, 1974
Theodore Hickman Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Les Blancs Les Blancs
Nov. 16, 1970 - Dec. 19, 1970
Tshembe Matoseh Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Great White Hope The Great White Hope
Oct. 3, 1968 - Jan. 31, 1970
Jack Jefferson Performer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - A Hand Is on the Gate A Hand Is on the Gate
Sep. 21, 1966 - Oct. 8, 1966
Performer
(Original)
 
Danton's Tod
Oct. 21, 1965 - Nov. 1, 1965
Philippeau Performer
(Original)
 
The Cool World
Feb. 22, 1960 - Feb. 23, 1960
Harrison Thurston Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Sunrise at Campobello Sunrise at Campobello
Jan. 30, 1958 - May 30, 1959
Edward Performer
(Original)
 

Videos (5)

 

Inside the Playbill (6)

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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2008 Special Award Winner
1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play Fences Winner
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Play Paul Robeson Nominee
1973 Outstanding Performance Hamlet Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance The Cherry Orchard Winner
1971 Outstanding Performance Les Blancs Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance The Great White Hope Winner
1965 Vernon Rice Award Othello Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play The Best Man Winner
2008 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Winner
2005 Outstanding Actor in a Play On Golden Pond Nominee
1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play Fences Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1962 Theatre World Award Moon on a Rainbow Shawl Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2012 Actor in a Play The Best Man Nominee
2005 Actor in a Play On Golden Pond Nominee
1987 Actor in a Play Fences Winner
1969 Actor in a Play The Great White Hope Winner
 
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