Dr. George Gey
Played by Reed Birney
Reed Birney who won the 2016 Tony Award for his role as Erik in Stephen Karam's play, The Humans, will soon be seen on Broadway in George Orwell's 1984. He just finished the New York premiere of Tracy Letts' Man From Nebraska at Second Stage. Recent New York appearances include Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk Award nominations) at The Atlantic Theater and Clare Barron's You Got Older (Drama Desk Award nomination) at Here Arts Center. He won a Drama Desk award and was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Charlotte in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. He was Hubert Humphrey in the A.R.T. production of All the Waywith Bryan Cranston. His Broadway debut was in 1977 in Albert Innaurato’s Gemini. In 2012 he returned to Broadway in the Roundabout revival of Picnic. In 2011, he received a Special Drama Desk Award honoring his career as an actor. Other notable productions: Core Values at Ars Nova, Hapgood at Williamstown Theater Festival, Annie Baker's translation of Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep-Drama Desk Nomination), Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still and David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), both at The Roundabout Underground, and Adam Bock’s A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons. He was Ian in the New York premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted in 2008 at Soho Rep (Drama Desk Award nomination.) He received an OBIE and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation also at Playwrights Horizons. He was Tony Blair in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Stuff Happens. He was in the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s revised Homebody/Kabul at Steppenwolf, The Mark Taper Forum and BAM; Tracy Letts' Bug (OBIE award) at The Barrow Street Theater; The Common Pursuit at the Promenade Theater; Gaev in The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown Theater Festival. He made his film debut in 1981 in Arthur Penn and Steve Tesich’s Four Friends. He is Rep. Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, House of Cards and can be seen as Patti LuPone's husband in HBO's Girls. Other recent TV appearances include Blue Bloods, and as Tom Connolly on The Blacklist, and HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. On the web, he is in the series What’s Your Emergency? He won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and in 2011 Actors' Equity awarded him the Richard Seff Award. He has taught acting at Columbia University and The Scott Freeman Studio. He is married to actress Constance Shulman and they have two children, Ephraim and Gus, who are both actors.