Andre Braugher to Star in MTC's The Whipping Man Off-Broadway
The play is set in April, 1865, following the end of The Civil War. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon (Braugher) and John -- two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home.
The creative team will include John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), and J. David Brimmer (fight direction).
Braugher received Emmy Awards for Homicide: Life on the Streets and Thief. He earned his sixth Emmy nomination this year for the TNT series Men of a Certain Age. He won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1996 Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry V, with other New York stage credits including Hamlet, The Tragedy of Richard II, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night.