Tony Award Nominee Bryce Pinkham to Speak Nov. 24
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a scheduling conflict, the DeVoy Perspectives on Theatre Series lecture with Bryce Pinkham has been postponed until spring 2015. New event details will be posted soon. In the meantime be on the lookout for Bryce and the cast of "A Gentleman's Guide..." at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Theatre Department will host a lecture on Nov. 24 by Broadway actor and Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham ’05 as part of the Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series.
Pinkham’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Robsham Theater at 7 p.m.
An accomplished and acclaimed stage and television actor, Pinkham currently stars in the title role of the Broadway production “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Beginning this coming February, he will play the role of Peter Patrone in the Broadway revival of “The Heidi Chronicles,” alongside “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss.
During his campus visit, Pinkham will be a guest artist in two Theatre Department courses. His evening lecture will focus on his life and career as a Broadway actor, and on the importance of creating educational and social change through the arts.
“Bryce Pinkham is a gifted artist and devoted humanitarian,” said Theatre Department Chair and Associate Professor Crystal Tiala. “At the stage door after a performance of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide,’ Bryce not only took the time to greet his fans but also made his way through the crowd to give special attention to a child in a wheelchair sitting on the sidelines. That is how I always picture Bryce: a beautiful mix of talent, kindness and joy. It is that model I hope our students will follow.”
Pinkham’s acting credits include the original Broadway cast of “Ghost: The Musical” and “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.” He has performed at Lincoln Center Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as in Shakespeare in the Park’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”
He has also been seen on television in episodes of such popular network television programs as “The Good Wife” and “Person of Interest.” His New York City stage performances have included appearances with six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, five-time Tony nominee Keli O’Hara, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, and three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton, among others. He also teaches his craft as a faculty member at New York University’s Meisner Studio.
In addition to his rigorous performance schedule, Pinkham works on a number of art and social responsibility projects. He serves as the executive director of Zara Aina (a Malagasy phrase that means “share life”), a company he co-founded in 2012 with fellow Broadway actor Lucas Caleb Rooney to help children in developing countries expand their capacity for achievement through theatrical performance and storytelling. He also is a collaborator with Outside the Wire, an international theater company that uses performance and a variety of other media to address public health and social issues such as combat-related psychological injury, prison reform and domestic violence.
Pinkham majored in communication and theater at BC and went on to earn an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama. He was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Foundation’s prestigious and selective Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts Foundation as an “exceptionally talented” actor. Up to only 10 Arts Fellows are selected each year, with the goal of helping individuals in their early careers become successful and go on to serve as leaders in their field.
The DeVoy Perspectives on Theatre Series is made possible by a gift from the DeVoy family, whose members include Boston College graduates. The series brings leading professionals and creative forces in theater and the performing arts to BC annually to share their experience and vision with the campus community, alumni and members of the Greater Boston arts community.
RSVPs to the event are requested: Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see www.bc.edu/theatre.