Wednesday Afrernoon Man: Jeremy Pope!
Sorry for the lack of posts so far today – I have lots going on! But better late than never and this guy is a gem.
This week, Jeremy Pope became the sixth person in Tony history to be nominated for performance twice in the same year.
The 26-year-old actor was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his turn at Pharus in Choir Boy and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his turn as Temptations’ Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations. What’s more, Choir Boy marked his Broadway debut.
Pope originated the role of Pharus in the Off-Broadway production of Choir Boy in 2013. It’s a play by Oscar-winning Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McRaney. He also played the role in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He began as Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud for it 2017 premiere at Berkeley Repertory Company and pre-Broadway engagements in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.
Other theatre credits include Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theater) and The View Upstairs (Lynn Redgrave Theater). On screen, Pope starred in The Ranger, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. His singles New Love and Feel So Good which are available on iTunes.