Edmund Donovan

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Massachusetts, United States
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • BFA
  • MFA
Alma mater
  • Yale School of Drama
  • Boston University's College of Fine Arts
Known forHigh Fidelity (2020), Hightown (2020), Betty (2020) and Orange is the New Black
  • Clive Barnes Award (2019)
  • Lucille Lortel Award (2020)
  • Outer Critics Circle Award (2020)
  • Drama Desk Award (2020)
  • Obie Award (2020)

Edmund Donovan is an American theater, film, and television actor.

Donovan won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play in 2020 for his role as Joe in Greater Clements by Samuel D. Hunter.[1] He was nominated for the same award in 2019 for his role in Lewiston/Clarkston, another play by Hunter.[2] His television credits include Hightown, Betty, High Fidelity, and Orange is the New Black. He played Christoper in the 2015 film Akron, which won a number of awards at LGBT film festivals in 2015.[3]

Donovan graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts in 2012 with a BFA in acting. In 2017 he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Akron Christopher


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Orange is the New Black Roger
2014 Unforgettable Derrick Hibbert
2018 Blue Bloods Evan Walker
2019 The Black List Tobias Carlyle
2020 High Fidelity Blake 5 episodes
2020 Betty Bambi 6 episodes
2020 Hightown Kizzle 4 episodes


Year Title Role Venue Production Type
2013 The Snow Geese Duncan Gaesling/Arnold Gaesling (understudy) Samuel J. Friedman Theater Broadway
2018 Lewiston/Clarkston Chris Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Off-Broadway
2019-2020 Greater Clements Joe Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2019 Clive Barnes Award Theater Artist Award Lewiston/Clarkston Won
2020 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominated
2020 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play Greater Clements Won
2020 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nominated
2020 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Won
2020 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Won
2020 Obie Award Performance Won

In the media



  1. Meyer, Dan (June 13, 2020). "A Strange Loop, The Inheritance, Moulin Rouge! Win Big at 2020 Drama Desk Awards". Playbill. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. McPhee, Ryan (April 25, 2019). "Nominations for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Announced; Oklahoma!, Tootsie, Rags Parkland Lead the Pack". Playbill. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. Murthi, Vikram; Murthi, Vikram (2017-02-06). "'Akron' Exclusive Clip: A Midwestern Love Story Between Two Freshman Football Players". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  4. "Yale School of Drama | The Showcase of the Class of 2017 | Edmund Donovan". ysd.yale.edu. Retrieved 2020-10-04.

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