Jeff Dumas


Based in Chicago, the American actor was recently featured at Drury Lane Theatre as both Smee/Peter and the Star Catcher and Igor/Young Frankenstein (Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), both directed by William Osetek. Dumas’s select credits include several world premieres, among them Harold Prince’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce (Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, original-cast recording), The House of Martin Guerre, directed by David Petrarca (Goodman Theatre), and Kid Twist/David Bell’s Bowery Boys (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire). Additional credits include Joe Welling and Enoch Robinson/Winesburg, Ohio, directed by Jessica Thebus, for which Dumas received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role, Clown 1/The 39 Steps, directed by David New (Drury Lane Theatre), Wicked, directed by Joe Mantello (original Chicago cast – Oriental Theatre), and originating the role of Patsy in the first U.S. national tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, starring opposite Michael Siberry, Richard Chamberlain, and John O’Hurley, for which Dumas received Washington D.C.’s Helen Hayes Award. On television he has appeared in Make it or Break It (ABC Family) and Chicago Fire (NBC Universal).

Previously at Lyric Opera: Njegus/The Merry Widow (2014|15, 2009|10).

Last updated: November 14, 2015