Program Books/Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett


Malcolm Barrett is a veteran stage and screen actor/playwright who can be seen, most recently, in the Emmy-nominated series Genius: Aretha Franklin opposite Tony-Award winner Cynthia Erivo. Known for television series like The Boys, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The So­pranos, and as a series regular on Better Off Ted, Preacher, and Timeless, he has also made numerous film appearances in movies like Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne, Dear White People, Pee­ples, and the Academy-Award winning The Hurt Locker. More recent credits include Disney Plus’ Just Beyond and Shudder’s Black horror anthology Horror Noire. A former Nuyorican Poetry Cafe national team member, Barrett also wrote, produced, and acted in the play Brain Problems (The Pico), which was nominated for an Ova­tion Award and produced by Ammo Theatre, of which he is a founding member and former artistic director.

Barrett’s short plays include Trial by Fury (MCC Theatre) and The Board Room (Acme Theatre). He is also an Ovation Award-winning actor for the play The Recommendation. Barrett is thankful to the performers who gave their whole spirit to this production, as well as to the creative team behind Memphis Jookin’—The Show, including Lil Buck, Jai, Amy, the Mulherins, Helena, Ter­ran, Dr. Rico, co-writer Ameenah Kaplan, producer Alex Barnes, the Orpheum’s Jen McGrath, decades-long friends, and family.