Lawrence Lacks

Played by John Douglas Thompson

John Douglas Thompson

John just finished playing Becker in the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney. Prior credits include: The Father/A Dolls House at Theater For A New Audience, and Troilus & Cressida at The Public. Previous Broadway credits, A Time To Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington . Off-Broadway: The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy at BAM (Obie and Drama Desk Awards); Tamburlaine at Theater for a New Audience (Obie, Drama Desk and AUDELCO Awards ) ; Satchmo at the Waldorf (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and NAACP Awards) at the Westside Theater, ACT, Wallis Center for the Performing Arts, Long Wharf Theater; King Lear with Sam Waterson at the Public Theater; Macbeth (title role); Othello (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Joe A. Callaway Award) at Theatre for a New Audience; The Forest with Dianne Wiest at Classic Stage Company; The Emperor Jones at The Irish Repertory Theatre (Joe A. Callaway Award and Lucille Lortel, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations); and Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional credits: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Mark Taper Forum (Ovation Award); Antony and Cleopatra with Kate Mulgrew at Hartford Stage; Red Velvet, Othello, Richard III, King Lear, and Mother Courage with Olympia Dukakis at Shakespeare & Co; Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at The Wilma Theater (Barrymore Award) and productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His television and film credits include: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Wolves, Bull, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Law & Order, Conviction, Bourne Legacy, Glass Chin, Michael Clayton, Malcolm X. John is a Fox Fellow recipient, received Samuel H. Scripps Award for extraordinary commitment in promoting the power of language in classical and contemporary theatre (2015), and the 2013 Robert Brustein Award for sustained excellence in American theater.