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John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell

Actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell stars as the internationally ignored songstress, Hedwig. Mitchell first created Hedwig along with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask. The character made her debut on the stage of Squeezebox, a New York City rock and roll drag bar. After a few years of development, Hedwig and The Angry Inch premiered Off-Broadway. The show received rave reviews as did Mitchell's performance. He was awarded an OBIE Award, a New York Magazine Award, a Drama League Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical. Mitchell is no stranger to the stage or to awards. He has received a Drama Desk Award Nomination for his role of Dickon in the Broadway production of The Secret Garden. Off-Broadway, Mitchell received an OBIE Award and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for his role of Larry Kramer in The Destiny of Me In Lincoln Center'sHello Again Mitchell received a Drama Desk Nomination. He has also appeared in the original Broadway production of Six Degrees of Separation and as Huck Finn in the Broadway production of Big River. Mitchell adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth for New York's Drama Dept. Theatre Company of which he is a founding member.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

John Cameron Mitchell Facts

OccupationActor, Director, Writer
BirthdayApril 21, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

RiffTrax: Frankenstein Island
A House Divided
Hell Week
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Vanilla Sky
David Searching
The Interpreter
Command Decision
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