A Joy-ous Season: November – December 2015

 See Johnny in NYC, Hrothgar’s mead hall, and on screen


as Santa Claus in Ernest Thompson’s White People Christmas
November 30 @ Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC

in Cyril Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Revenge 
December 7 @ Red Bull Theater, NYC

as Poet 1 / Beowulf in Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf
December 10  – 20 @ The Poets’ Theatre, Cambridge, Mass.

in David O. Russell’s Joy
December 25, 2015 – Oscar season @ a movie theatre near you

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Closed: Chutes&Ladders @ TheatreSquared


See Johnny as Chutes&Ladders @ TheatreSquared

Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios
505 West Spring St.
Fayetteville, Ark.
October 15 – November 8, 2015

For more information, click here

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September 5, Ascendants: “The Raven” Screening

Acendants Raven Screening

Ascendants: “The Raven”

Written by Don Schechter
Directed by Don Schechter

Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

Tickets available online.
Admission: $15 and $20



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August 26, with Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Written by William Shakespeare and composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Director Steven Maler and Music Director Christopher Wilkins

Wednesday, August 26 (rain date, Thursday, August 27) at 7 p.m.
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108
Admission is free!

Johnny will be playing Egeus and Snug, the Joiner, in this collaborative performance between Commonwealth Shakespeare and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

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Summer 2015


Johnny has been working on film, TV, and recording projects and is taking a hiatus from theatre this summer to travel, spend time with his family, and work on two projects of passion: an American training manual to performing European Classical Theatre and researching the life of Ira Aldridge.

For updates on where and when he’s performing for the 2015 – 2016 season, click here.

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One Night Only: Wednesday, April 29

cement, love, nothing else
United Story: Boston Beyond Today


By Danny Bryck
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)
539 Tremont Street
Boston, Mass.
April 29, 2015, at 7 p.m.

Free, with a $10 donation suggested
Proceeds will go to Better Opportunities Inc
To reserve seats email bostonbeyondtoday@gmail.com

To reserve seats, email bostonbeyondtoday@gmail.com

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One Night Only: Saturday, March 28

Yet What I Sowed: Forgotten Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
The Poets’ Theatre


With Benjamin Evett
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second St.
Cambridge, Mass.
March 28, 2015

Click here to buy tickets for What I Sowed

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Just Closed

Walking the Tightrope
Stoneham Theatre


By Mike Kenney
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
Stoneham Theatre
395 Main St.
Stoneham, Mass.
March 12 – 21, 2015

Click here to buy tickets for Walking the Tightrope


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IRNE Nomination for Simon in “The Whipping Man”

Leading Caleb (Jesse Hinson) and John (Keith Mascoll) in a Passover Seder to celebrate his and John's newfound freedom (PHOTO: Andrew Brilliant)

Leading Caleb (Jesse Hinson) and John (Keith Mascoll) in a Passover Seder to celebrate his and John’s newfound freedom (PHOTO: Andrew Brilliant)

Johnny has been nominated for Best Actor in a Midsize Company Drama for playing Simon in New Rep’s production of The Whipping Man, directed by Benny Sato Ambush.

Other actors nominated with him are Jason Bowen for  Phaedra (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Ed Hoopman for Dear Elizabeth (Lyric Stage), John Kuntz for The Whale (SpeakEasy Stage), Daver Morrison for Fences (Gloucester Stage), and Alex Pollack in The Flick (Company One).

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9 Ways to See Johnny Lee Davenport in February 2015

1. Live: As Paul Olamina and Taylor Bankole in a dramatic reading of Octavia Butler’s The Parable, adapted and directed by renowned playwright Ifa Bayeza, on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Swan Hall in Swan Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island. This is part of a month-long project Black Superheroes: From the Comic Book Universe to the College Campus.


3. Live: Directing Much Ado About Love, David Nanto’s 2014 EMACT award-winning mashup of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, at the Dramatists Guild of America’s Frederick Loewe Room, 1501 Broadway #710, New York, at 7:30 p.m.

Much Ado About Love Reading small

4.  Online: As the voice over in a trailer featuring the conceptual artwork for his upcoming movie Ascendants, directed by Don Schechter and produced by the Charles River Media Group.

5. On TV: As the M.P. in The Package


February 1 (Sunday) on Encore Action at 12:35 p.m.

6. On TV: As the Husband in Ted.


February 7 (Saturday) on FXX at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
February 8 (Sunday) on FXX at 1 a.m. and 1 p.m.

7. On TV: As U.S. Marshal Henry in The Fugitive.

Chasing Harrison

February 7 (Saturday) on SundanceTV at 9 p.m.
February 8 (Sunday) on SundanceTV at 9:15 a.m.
February 12 (Thursday) on SundanceTV at 7:15 p.m.
February 13 (Friday) on SundanceTV at 2 a.m.

8. On TV: As “Joliet” Jake Blues’s cellmate in The Blues Brothers.


February 8 (Sunday) on VH1 at 12:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
February 14 (Saturday) on VH1 Classic at 10 p.m.

9. On TV: As U.S. Marshal Henry in U.S. Marshals.


February 13 (Friday) on CMT at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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