Jefferson Mays

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Jefferson Mays
A picture of actor Jefferson Mays outside after a showing of The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'
Jefferson Mays in 2014
BornLewis Jefferson Mays
(1965-06-08) June 8, 1965 (age 49)
Connecticut, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
 
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Jefferson Mays
A picture of actor Jefferson Mays outside after a showing of The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'
Jefferson Mays in 2014
BornLewis Jefferson Mays
(1965-06-08) June 8, 1965 (age 49)
Connecticut, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present

Jefferson Mays (born Lewis Jefferson Mays; June 8, 1965) is an American theatre and film actor.

A Connecticut native, Mays trained at Yale College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of California, San Diego, where he earned an Master of Fine Arts. He has appeared at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Playwrights Horizons.

In 2004, Mays won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show, an Obie Award, and a Theatre World Award for his solo Broadway performance in I Am My Own Wife, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Doug Wright. In 2007, Mays starred in two highly acclaimed Broadway revivals: Pygmalion, in which he won critical praise as Henry Higgins, and a well received revival of Journey's End in which he starred as Private Mason.

Mays is currently starring in the 2013 Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in which he plays eight roles. He has won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. He has also been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

Mays is married to Australian actress Susan Lyons.[1]

Credits[edit]

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Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2004Tony AwardBest Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play[3]I Am My Own WifeWon
Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Solo PerformanceWon
Theatre World AwardWon
Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Solo PerformanceWon
2012Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayBlood and GiftsNominated
Outer Critics Circle AwardBest Featured Actor in a PlayNominated
2014Tony AwardBest Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalA Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (musical)Nominated
Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Actor in a MusicalWon
Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Actor in a MusicalWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Gray (March 12, 2013). "Jefferson Mays' fractured personality". LA Times. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0563070/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.broadway.com/buzz/stars/jefferson-mays/profile/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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