Honors galore! Jeffrey has been nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie by the Screen Actors' Guild for his work in Angels in America.
Another Honor: Jeff and Angels in America have been honored with an award for a positive portrayal of nursing by the Center for Nursing Advocacy (http://www.nursingadvocacy.org).
What's Next According to Yahoo.com, Jeff's next project will be playing Long John Silver in a modern interpretation of Treasure Island
August 2002 Ebony magazine Jeffrey was featured along with other African American actors in a feature article in the magazine. Check it out!
Yet another honor! Jeffrey won an Obie for his performance in Topdog/Underdog, and George C. Wolfe won as well for best direction. Congratulations!
A huge congratulations to Suzan-Lori Parks for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Topdog/Underdog!
Congratulations! Congratulations to Jeffrey for winning the AFI award for his work in Boycott. A well-deserved honor! His thank you speech was beautiful, as was his lovely wife, Carmen Ejogo. We're all very happy for you!
Best of 2001 Jeffrey is mentioned twice in Entertainment Weekly's"Best of 2001" issue for the week of Dec. 21/28. He and Don Cheadle have a full page kudo for Topdog/Underdog, and Boycott is also mentioned as one of the best television movies of the year. Well-deserved congratulations!
The no-news department - Still no word on the release of Eye See You, the movie Jeffrey made awhile ago with Sylvester Stallone
From a New York Times article by Jesse McKinley:"The final round of casting for the long-awaited television film of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" was this week, and the decisions may make some actors extremely busy next spring. ...
A confirmed member of the film cast is Jeffrey Wright, who won a Tony Award for playing the same role, Belize, onstage. Mr. Wright is to appear on Broadway next spring with Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks's play "Topdog/Underdog." That production, which played at the Public Theater over the summer, was originally to transfer this fall but was delayed by Sept. 11.
George C. Wolfe, the director of "Topdog," said on Wednesday that the production was "trying to re coordinate everybody's schedules" to allow Mr. Wright to do both productions. Mr. Wolfe may have a little pull in this arena: he was the original director of "Angels" on Broadway and is friends with Mr. Nichols, who directed the Public's production of "The Seagull" this summer."
(Thanks, again, Jane!)