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Mitchell Hébert

By Wes Calkin

Mitchell Hébert is the recipient of the 2012 The Helen Hayes/Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, for his performance of Quentin in After the Fall at Theatre J. He is a long-time Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre where he was last seen in Clybourne Park. His many credits at Woolly include: The Gigli Concert, Heaven, Patience, Kvetch, and The Clean House. He has performed and directed at many of the DC area’s leading theatres including Round House Theatre where he most recently acted in How to Write a New Book for the Bible, and directed Glengarry Glen Ross, Forum Theatre where he acted in The Language Archive and directed The Illusion, Olney Theatre Center, where he played Captain Hook in Peter Pan and directed Rabbit Hole, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Forum Theatre, Signature Theatre, Rep Stage, and Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. In fall 2012, Mitchell directed a co-production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the University of Maryland and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing, China. He has been nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards (Clybourne Park and The Drawer Boy) and received the Greater Baltimore Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in Uncle Vanya. He is on the faculty of the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, where he is a Professor of Acting and Directing.