John Douglas Thompson makes his Goodman debut. He previously appeared in Chicago in Henry IV at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He has appeared on Broadway in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner and in Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington. His off-Broadway credits include King Lear with Sam Waterston at The Public Theater; Macbeth (title role), Oroonoko and Othello (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Joe A. Callaway Award and Drama League Award nomination) at Theatre for a New Audience; The Forest opposite Dianne Wiest at Classic Stage Company; The Emperor Jones at The Irish Repertory Theatre (Joe A. Callaway Award and Lucille Lortel, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations); Women Beware Women at Red Bull Theater and Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional credits include Antony and Cleopatra with Kate Mulgrew at Hartford Stage; the title role in Richard III at Shakespeare & Company; Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at The Wilma Theater (Barrymore Award) and productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, Trinity Repertory Company, American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His television and film credits include All My Children; One Life to Live; Law & Order; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Conviction; Michael Clayton; Midway and Malcolm X.
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