Johnny Lee Davenport
Off-Broadway: White People Christmas (Cherry Lane Theatre);
Revolutionary Moments (The Century Association); the title role in
Gilgamesh (The 92 nd Street Y); The Lysistrata Project (BAM); Harry and the Streetbeat (Working Theater); Maiden Lane (Ensemble Studio Theater) Regional (select): Creon in Oedipus Rex (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre); Papa Shakespeare in The African Company Presents Richard III, Charlie in Death of a Salesman and Captain Brice in Arcadia (American Players’ Theatre); chutes&ladders in Water by the Spoonful (TheatreSquared); Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Lord Hastings and others inRichard III, Prospero in The Tempest, the title role in Othello (Tennessee Shakespeare Company, 3 seasons); the title role in Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merry Wives of Windsor
(Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 6 seasons); Bottom in A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Richard II, title role in Othello, A Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Richard III, Hamlet, Henry V
(Shakespeare & Company, 16 seasons); Harold Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Gospel at Colonus, The Road (The Goodman Theatre, Chicago); the title role in Everyman, Nomathemba (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago); Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Milwaukee Shakespeare); Flight (ACT, Seattle); King Lear (Yale Repertory); The Oedipus Plays (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C., and Athens Festival); the title role and Iago in Othello (Second Age Theatre, Dublin, 4 seasons); Invisible Man (Studio Theatre, Washington, D.C., Helen Hayes Award).
Boston-area: Thurgood, The Whipping Man, and A House With No Walls (New Repertory Theatre); Akeelah and the Bee, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Little Mermaid (Wheelock Family Theatre); Bootycandy (Speakeasy Stage); Beowulf (Poets’ Theatre); Walking the Tightrope and The Unbleached American (Stoneham Theatre); Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labours’ Lost, and Hamlet (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Invisible Man and Vengeance Is the Lord’s (Huntington Theatre); Water by the Spoonful and Broke-ology (Lyric Stage Company, Elliot Norton Award and BroadwayWorld Boston Award); Neighbors (Company One,
BroadwayWorld Boston Award); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It (Commonwealth Shakespeare); A Raisin in the Sun, Richard III (Trinity
Films & TV: Joy, Ascendants, Ted, Law & Order; The Fugitive, U.S.
Marshals, Chain Reaction, The Package, and The Blues Brothers.