Mitchell Hébert received The 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director, Resident Play for Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre. And the 2012 Helen Hayes/The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play for “Quentin” in After the Fall at Theatre J. In fall of 2012 he co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at both UMD and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. In 2014-15 he will appear in Sunday in the Park with George at Signature Theatre, and in The Nutcracker and in Uncle Vanya (in the title role) at Round House Theatre.
M.F.A. in Acting, University of Washington, 1983; B.F.A., Theatre, University of Wisconsin, 1980.
Areas of Specialization/Interest:
AEA, SAG, AFTRA, SSDC
Acting Credits: Herbie in Gypsy at Signature Theatre, ensemble in The Laramie Project at Ford’s Theatre, Pete in How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Round House Theatre, Quentin in After the Fall at Theatre J, George in The Language Archive at Forum Theatre, Russ in Clybourne Park at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Resident production 2010), where he is a long standing company member. Other Woolly credits include: Charles in The Clean House, Rueben in Patience, Jimmy in Heaven, Tom Bates in Brimstone and Treacle, The Irish Man in The Gigli Concert, and Frank in Kvetch. Weston, Curse of the Starving Class (Woolly/UM). At Round House Theatre: where he is a member of the Artists Round Table, Young Robin Hood, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Lord of the Undrworld/Nasty Interesting Man in Eurydice , Israel Hands in Treasure Island , Porfiry in Crime and Punishment, Mr. Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank, Morgan in The Drawer Boy, (Winner 2005 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Production), Mayor Robert F. Wagner in Shakespeare, Moses, & Joe Papp, Rolly Moore in Criminal Genius, and Escape from Happiness, Leonard in One Shoe Off. Olney Theatre Center: Mr. Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Dysart in Equus, Salieri in Amadeus. At Rep Stage: Mr. Farnsworth in Mrs. Farnsworth. Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, at Everyman Theatre; Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Other local credits include: the title role in Nathan the Wise at Theatre of the First Amendment.
Directing Credits: Glengarry Glenn Ross (2013), Round House Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, co-production with UMD and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing, China, The Illusion at Forum Theatre, Film/TV: Playing Through: “Harry” Silverthorne Productions, The Hunley. The title role in Nathan the Wise on PBS-TV, Homicide: Life on the Street. Radio: LA Theatre Works/NPR, Col. Martin “Jiggs” Casey in Seven Days in May (with Ed Asner and Senator Fred Thompson), Lt. Commander John Challee in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Aaron Geldhart in The Substance of Fire, (with Ron Rifkin) Jim Bayliss in All My Sons (with Julie Harris).
Honors and Awards:
The 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director, Resident Play for Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre.The 2012 Helen Hayes/Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, “Quentin” in After the Fall at Theatre J. 2010 Helen Hayes/Robert Prosky Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, “Russ” Clybourne Park, 2004 Helen Hayes Award nomination Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play; Morgan in The Drawer Boy at Round House Theatre; 2009 Helen Hayes Award nomination Outstanding Ensemble, Rabbit Hole at Olney Theatre Center. Greater Baltimore Theatre Award, Outstanding Lead Actor, Uncle Vanya, Everyman Theatre.