Jerome Preston Bates


AEA Member

Jerome Preston Bates

Egeon in The Comedy of Errors

Lord Stanley and Ensemble in Richard III

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.