Jerome Preston Bates


AEA Member

Jerome Preston Bates

Egeon in The Comedy of Errors (Feb. 20–Aug. 9)

Lord Stanley and Ensemble in Richard III (June 3–Aug. 9)

Black Swan Lab

In one season at OSF: West in Two Trains Running

Other theatres: Broadway: Stick Fly (Lyceum Theatre); Seven Guitars (Walter Kerr Theatre). Off-Broadway: Beckett Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, The Public Theater, Circle Repertory Company, The Negro Ensemble Company, New Federal Theatre. Regional: Floyd Barton in Seven Guitars opposite Viola Davis (world premiere, Goodman Theatre); Fences (Denver Center Theatre Company); King Lear (Folger Theatre); Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Centerstage, Hartford Stage, Peoples’ Light & Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Drama Guild. 

TV/Film: Oz, All My Children, Law & Order, Third Watch, Lights Out, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, Shaft 2000, Musical Chairs, It Runs in the Family, The Out-of-Towners, Tio Papi, Peeples, Romeo and Juliet in Harlem. 

Directing: The entire August Wilson Century Cycle (Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, GA), Oedipus Rex (Times Square Arts Center). 

Awards: Six Audelco Awards, including Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Carter G. Woodson Award. 

Authorship: Electric Lady, Augusta Brown, Mr. Unemployed, Jimi Hendrix (screenplay). 

Training: LAMDA (London, UK), HB Studio, University of Tennessee, Knoxville College.