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Jefferson Mays in 2014
|Born||Lewis Jefferson Mays
June 8, 1965
Connecticut, United States
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.
- Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)
- The Low Life (1995)
- Cousin Bette (1998)
- The Big Brass Ring (1999)
- Kinsey (2004)
- Alfie (2004)
- The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
- My America" (2012)
- The Good Wife (2011)
- Mildred Pierce (2011)
- Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
- "Lie to Me" (2010)
- God in America (2010)
- Fringe (2009)
- Law & Order (2009
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008)
- The Closer (2005)
- A Week in Joe's Basement (1991)
- Dynaman ( (1988)
- A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2013)
- The Best Man (2012 revival)
- Pygmalion (2007)
- Journey's End (2007)
- I Am My Own Wife (2003)
|2004||Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play||I Am My Own Wife||Won|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Solo Performance||Won|
|Theatre World Award||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Solo Performance||Won|
|2012||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play||Blood and Gifts||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Best Featured Actor in a Play||Nominated|
|2014||Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical||A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (musical)||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Won|
- Margaret Gray (March 12, 2013). "Jefferson Mays' fractured personality". LA Times. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
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- Jefferson Mays at the Internet Movie Database
- Jefferson Mays at the Internet Broadway Database
- Jefferson Mays biography at "I Am My Own Wife"
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