Jeffrey Blair Cornell

Resident Company Member

PlayMakers: Jeff has been acting with PlayMakers since the 1995-96 season. Recently: Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Eddie in The Legend of Georgia McBride, Polonius/Gravedigger in Hamlet, Mr.Weston/Mr.Woodhouse in Emma, Frank Butley in Native Gardens, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Father in Ragtime, Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive, Sipos in She Loves Me, and Darren (the Woodchuck) in Bewilderness. Some favorites: Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Caliban in The Tempest, Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and Herr Schultz in Cabaret.

New York: Two by Two, Down to Earth, Serious Business.

Regional: Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, among others.

Education/Other: Carbonell Award nominations for Best Actor – Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Falsettoland (Caldwell Theatre – FL). Studied at HB Studios in New York with Uta Hagen, Austin Pendleton, and Elizabeth Wilson and received his MFA from the PATP/UNC-Chapel Hill. Serves as Teaching Professor/Associate Chair in UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art.

Shows at PlayMakers