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Meet The Nominees – DENZEL WASHINGTON, FENCES – BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

DENZEL WASHINGTON


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

* TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Drama League – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award 

Outer Critics Circle  – Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Two-time Academy Award winner for Glory and Training Day.

LINKS:

Production Website: www.FencesOnBroadway.com

Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/FencesBroadway

Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/FencesBroadway

Youtube Page: www.Youtube.com/FencesBroadway

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/Fences

IMDB.com: www.imdb.com/DenzelWashington

Wikipedia.org: wikipedia.org/DenzelWashington

BIOGRAPHY:

DENZEL WASHINGTON (Troy Maxson) returns to Broadway for the first time since starring in Julius Caesar (2005).  He made his Broadway debut in Checkmates (1988). Other theatre credits include Richard III, The Mighty Gents, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, When the Chickens Come Home to Roost and an Obie Award for A Soldier’s Play. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his performances in Training Day and Glory and received Oscar nominations for his performances in The Hurricane, Malcolm X and Cry Freedom. His other films include The Book of Eli, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Great Debaters (directed), Inside Man, Déjà Vu, American Gangster, The Manchurian Candidate, Out of Time, Man on Fire, Antwone Fisher (directed), John Q, Remember the Titans, The Bone Collector, Fallen, He Got Game, The Siege, Courage Under Fire, Crimson Tide, Devil in a Blue Dress, Much Ado About Nothing, Philadelphia, The Pelican Brief and A Soldier’s Story, among others.  He produced the Emmy-nominated documentary “Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks” for HBO and was executive producer for the Emmy-nominated “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream” for TBS.

Clip from FENCES

Watch ‘Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in FENCES on Good Morning America’: CLICK HERE

Read ‘Theater: The Heart of Things’ in Vogue: CLICK HERE


“The clash is potent in the SIZZLING NEW REVIVAL of August Wilson’s ever-popular FENCES. DENZEL WASHINGTON GIVES HIS FINEST STAGE PERFORMANCE TO DATE.  VIOLA DAVIS is UTTERLY BRILLIANT – she is RIVETING as Washington’s IDEAL MARITAL MATCH.   Under KENNY LEON’s astute direction, the skilled Washington and Davis RAISE THE TEMPERATURE in this simmering household.”  – Washington Post, Peter Marks

“GENUINELY GLORIOUS.  VIBRANTLY ACTED. DENZEL WASHINGTON and VIOLA DAVIS generate shiver-making heart and pathos, with scenes as vivid and heartfelt as any on Broadway now.  Under KENNY LEON’s EXPERTLY FLUID DIRECTION, Washington’s Troy morphs into an ARRESTING figure as he redefines Troy on his own terms.  VIOLA DAVIS is MAGNIFICENT – she has EXTRAORDINARY POWER, and may well pick up a Tony for her work here.” – The New York Times, Ben Brantley

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Denzel Washington (Troy Maxson)]

www.FencesOnBroadway.com

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