The Royale

Name: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Address: 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Production Information
First performance date: February 11, 2016
Opening date: March 7, 2016
Closing date: May 1, 2016
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, THE ROYALE tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay “The Sport” Jackson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion. It’s 1905 and as Johnson faces his opponents – and confronts his demons – he exposes the troublesome events in his life that have propelled him into the ring with a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Lincoln Center Theater Producer
Hattie K. Jutagir Executive Director
Andre Bishop Producing Artistic Director
Adam Siegel Managing Director
Marco Ramirez Playwright
Rachel Chavkin Director
LA Williams Assistant Director
Nick Vaughan Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Austin R. Smith Lighting Designer
Matt Hubbs Sound Designer
Jodi Jackson Hair Designer
Leah J. Loukas Wig Designer
Hunter Kaczorowski Assistant Costume Designer
Eric Furbish Assistant Lighting Designer
Ben Truppin-Brown Assistant Sound Designer
Jessica Niebanck General Manager
Philip Rinaldi Press Representative
Karyn Meek Production Stage Manager
Sara Cox Bradley Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Smithyman Production Manager
Faye Armon-Troncoso Prop Master
Sheri Maher Wardrobe
Daniel Swee Casting

Actor Role
McKinley Belcher III Fish
Khris Davis Jay
Montego Glover Nina
John Lavelle Max
Clarke Peters Wynton
Mat Hostetler Max UNDERSTUDY
Roscoe Orman Wynton UNDERSTUDY
Nikkole Salter Nina UNDERSTUDY
Yaegel T. Welch Jay / Fish UNDERSTUDY
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Artios Award, NY Theatre Drama Daniel Swee Casting
2 NOMINATED 2017 Clive Barnes Award Khris Davis Actor
3 WON 2017 Clive Barnes Award Khris Davis Actor
4 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Rachel Chavkin Director
5 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Sound Design Matt Hubbs Sound Designer
6 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Lighting Design Austin R. Smith Lighting Designer
7 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
8 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Marco Ramirez Playwright
9 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Supporting Actress Montego Glover Actor
10 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor Khris Davis Actor
11 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Dramatic Production of the Year Lincoln Center Theater Producer
      Marco Ramirez Playwright
12 WON 2016 Clive Barnes Award Khris Davis Actor
13 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play    
14 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play Rachel Chavkin Director
15 NOMINATED 2016 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play Lincoln Center Theater Producer
16 NOMINATED 2016 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Khris Davis Actor
17 NOMINATED 2016 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Nick Vaughan Set Designer
18 WON 2016 Obie Award, Direction Rachel Chavkin Director
19 WON 2016 Obie Award, Performance Khris Davis Actor
20 WON 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Marco Ramirez Playwright
21 WON 2016 Theatre World Award Khris Davis Actor