Michael Benjamin Washington

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Michael Benjamin Washington recently completed filming the screen adaptation of the Tony Award winningThe Boys in the Band directed by Joe Mantello for Netflix. Broadway: The Boys in the Band; Jacob, the maid, in the 2005 Tony winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles directed by Jerry Zaks and the original company of Mamma Mia! Off Broadway: Ted in Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night at Second Stage. La Jolla Playhouse: Tinman in Des MacAnuff’s reimagining ofThe Wiz and Memphis. He won San Diego’s Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play and Outstanding New Play for his ensemble political drama Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin staged at La Jolla and Kansas City Rep. Television: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt;” “30 Rock;” “Glee;” “Law and Order” among others. BFA-Drama and minor in Journalism from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.