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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Mark Rylance — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Show:
Jerusalem

Role:
Johnny “Rooster” Byron, a hard-partying Englishman living in a rundown trailer in the woods.

Bio Brief:
Born in England and raised in the U.S., Rylance returned to his homeland as an adult where he became the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It’s been a busy Broadway season for Tony winner Rylance, who also starred in La Bete last fall.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance 
—2010 Olivier Award winner for Best Actor in a Play (London production)

Tony History:
2008: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Boeing-Boeing

Fun Fact:
Despite being a former artistic director at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Rylance released a controversial Declaration of Reasonable Doubt alongside actors Jeremy Irons and Derek Jacobi, insisting Shakespeare did not write his own plays.

Quotable Quotes:
“We never play the [show] the same. It’s like a standard in the hand of a jazz band.” —Rylance in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

This Show is in
High Demand
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