"Topdog/Underdog," an original comedy, written by Suzan-Lori Parks
, directed by George C. Wolfe
, with Yasiin Bey
(in his Broadway debut, portraying Booth) and Jeffrey Wright
(portraying Lincoln), on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (175 total performances, including 31 previews ...
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
One of the people who made a huge impression on me early in my career and who was also kind of a master to my apprentice was a woman named Lilia Skala
. She said to me "You know, Jeffrey, you're good, but you must work hard. Success will not drop out of the sky like a ripe apple. You must work!" One of the best pieces of advice anybody ever gave to me.
Won Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Tony Kushner
's "Angels In America: Perestroika," a role he recreated in the television mini-series version, Angels in America
(2003). In 2002, he was nominated for Tony's Best Actor (Play) Award for "Topdog/Underdog."
Deep, smooth voice