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Leon Addison Brown

Lecturer in Acting

Leon Addison Brown teaches acting at SUNY Purchase. He has been an actor for theater, film and television for more than 30 years and has worked at the major regional theaters, including The Long Wharf; Hartford Stage Co.; The Westport Country Playhouse; Williamstown; Berkshire Theatre Fest.; Yale Rep.; Arena Stage; Baltimore Center Stage and more, as well as extensively on and off-Broadway.

Some career highlights include his work on Athol Fugard’s plays, Master Harold...and the boys- for which he received Drama League and Audelco nominations- The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek and The Train Driver all at Signature Theatre. Leading roles on Broadway include The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson and Misery with Bruce Willis. His work in Paradise Blue and Master Harold... merited Connecticut Critics Circle Awards and his work in The Orphans Home Cycle was recognized with a Drama Desk. He has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Law & Order; The Good Wife; Madame Secretary; New Amsterdam, and more, and has been featured in recurring roles in The Knick; The Breaks and Evil. He can currently been seen as Gerald Simmons in Chicago Med and in the off-Broadway premier of Soft at MCC. He received his BFA from The UNC School of the Arts.