John Douglas Thompson: About the Artist


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In the late 1990s, he began appearing in a variety of lead and supporting roles across New England, most notably at the American Repertory Theater and Shakespeare and Company.  Thompson made his Broadway debut as Flavius, opposite Denzel Washington in Julius Caesar in 2005.  He appeared as Le Bret in Cyrano de Bergerac, alongside Jennifer Garner and Kevin Kline in 2007.
In 2009, Thompson performed the title roles in Othello at the Theatre for a New Audience, and The Emperor Jones at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Both performances garnered high critical acclaim, with the New York Times stating: “There may be no better classical actor working in the New York theater right now.” and “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation.”