Jeff Dumas

Jeff Dumas
Born (1971-06-28) June 28, 1971 (ageĀ 42)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Jeff Dumas (born June 28, 1971) is an American actor. Most recently, he made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Njegus in "The Merry Widow", directed by Gary Griffin. Prior to that, he was seen as Patsy in the first US national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot, for which he received the 2007 Helen Hayes Award as Actor in a Supporting Role. A Chicago actor for more than 15 years, his credits include several World Premieres including Stephen Sondheim's Bounce, directed by Harold Prince at the Goodman Theatre and The Kennedy Center (Original Cast Recording), "The House of Martin Guerre" at the Goodman Theatre, Kid Twist in David Bell's "Bowery Boys" at The Marriott Theatre as well as Joe Welling and Enoch Robinson in "Winesburg, Ohio" at Steppenwolf for which he received the 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award as Actor in a Supporting Role. His other credits include the original Chicago cast of "Wicked" at the Ford Center - Oriental Theatre, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in "Guys and Dolls" at Court Theatre, Sancho Panza in "The Man of La Mancha" at Light Opera Works, "Sunday in the Park With George and the nationally acclaimed "Pacific Overtures" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Additional credits: "Light up the Sky" (Goodman) and Gus Fielding in "Babes in Arms" and Taxi Black in "One Touch of Venus (Ovations! at the Auditorium Theatre). Regionally, he has appeared as Seymour Krelborn in "Little Shop of Horrors" at Madison Repertory Theatre and Robert Benchley in the world premiere of "At Wit's End" at Florida Stage. He resides in Chicago with his wife, Ali Wayer, and their cats, Clark & Olive.


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