ANTHONY IRONS

Artistic Associate

Since 2018

Anthony Irons is an actor, writer, and director who has lived and worked in Chicago since 2002. Anthony’s Lookingglass appearances include Treasure Island (Blind Pew/ Morgan) and The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Goblin), both directed by Mary Zimmerman. He has performed with Shattered Globe Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, American Theater Company, and The Second City. Anthony is also an Ensemble Member of Congo Square Theatre Company, where he has performed in over a dozen productions. He’s received Black Theatre Alliance Awards, African American Arts Alliance Awards, and three Jeff Award nominations.

Regionally, Anthony has worked with Alliance Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Shakespeare Companies of North Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois. In addition to performing onstage, Anthony has worked as a professional Storyteller.

Bio as of 2018

Anthony Irons, an actor who always resides precisely in the present moment and whose every entrance thus lifts the show.

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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EDUCATION

B.A. Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham

MFA Acting, Penn State University

Conservatory Levels 1 and 2, The Second City

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    Chicago

    • Support Group for Men (Goodman Theatre)
    • How to Use a Knife (Shattered Globe Theatre)
    • Jitney (Congo Square Theatre Company)
    • Waiting for Godot (Court Theatre)
    • Two Trains Running (Goodman Theatre)
    • Treasure Island (Lookingglass Theatre)
    • The History of Chicago (The Second City)
    • King Hedley II (Congo Square Theatre Company)
    • Top Dog Under Dog/ True West (American Theater Company)

    Regional

    • Peach Drop Stop and Roll (Alliance Theatre)
    • Black Eagles (Penumbra Theatre)
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aly Stephens Arts Center)
    • As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare Festival)
    • Hamlet (Illinois Shakespeare Festival)
    • Camelot (Town and Gown Theatre)
  • FILM CREDITS

    • Let’s Go to Prison (2006)
    • The Lucky Ones (2008)
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • Empire (FOX)
    • Chicago Fire (NBC)
    • The Chi (Showtime)
    • Sirens (USA)
    • Boss (Starz)
    • Chicago Code (FOX)
  • AWARDS

    • Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor (2012–2013)
    • Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor (2013–2014)
    • Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Leading Actor (2004)
    • Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement (2003–2004)