Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Broadway Boys: Mr. February 2012: Justin Kirk

Mr. February 2012
Justin Kirk

WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Whenever a Broadway actor leaves for a successful career in television and/or film, we are sad for ourselves and happy for him or her.  But when they come back regularly, we are ecstatic.  And so it is with this month's Mr. Broadway, who makes movies - including one of a play he did on Broadway, and has a high profile, successful TV career - in Weeds, a show that features two other Broadway babies, Hunter Parrish and Mary-Louise Parker.  He was also Emmy nominated for his star-turn in HBO's Angels in America, where he played Prior, along with such heavy hitters as Emma Thompson, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep.  And still he returns to the stage regularly.  Off-Broadway, he was most recently in The Understudy, and he was Obie nominated for his role in Love! Valour! Compassion!, which he repeated on Broadway and on film.  Now, Justin Kirk returns to Broadway, again with such heavy hitters as Stockard Channing, Judith Light and Stacy Keach, in Other Desert Cities. 

Age: 42
Education: Conservatory Acting Progran, Circle-in-the-Square
Where you might have seen him: Broadway: Any Given Day, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Other Desert Cities; Off-Broadway: Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie nomination), Old Wicked SongsThe Understudy; Film: Love! Valour! Compassion!; TV: Modern Family, Weeds, Angels in America (Emmy nominations)
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Love!  Valour!  Compassion!

Angels in America


with Mary-Louise Parker

with Hunter Parrish

Off-Broadway's The Understudy
with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Julie White

Broadway's Other Desert Cities
with Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, 
Rachel Griffiths and Judith Light

Opening Night with Jonathan Cake

(Photos from Getty Images,, production photos by Joan Marcus)


A Weeds Promo

Prior's Dream from Angels in America


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