Frank Britton

Helen Hayes Award-Winning Actor


Frank Britton (he/him/his) is a Helen Hayes Award-winning actor and instructor who has been a part of the Washington DC / DMV professional theatre scene for the past 20 years.

A native of Washington, DC and raised in DC and Hyattsvillle, MD, Frank began his training in a three-month weekend class at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and then at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts’ two-year conservatory program, from which he graduated in 2001.

He has appeared on professional stages such as Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, and Arena Stage, among others, all over the DMV region and around the country, including in NYC (LaMaMa ETC), Richmond, VA (Firehouse Theatre), Williamsburg, VA (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), Cincinnati (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), and Milwaukee (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).

Next on stage:

Angels in America, Part 1: Millenium Approaches
Arena Stage

Directed by János Szász
March 24-April 23, 2023

"Othello" | Avant Bard Theatre | photo: C. Stanley Photography
“This Iago is close cousin to Britton’s recent turn as Richard III. With his natural charm and verbal dexterity, Britton excels at wringing out our sympathies for even the most cruel and cunning of villains”
Ryan Taylor
DC Theatre Scene
“As Lucius Jenkins in 'Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train', Frank Britton is a holy terror”
Nelson Pressley
The Washington Post
"Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train" | 1st Stage | photo: Theresa Wood
2018 Helen Hayes Award—The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
"Two Trains Running" | Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park | photo: Mikki Schaffner
"...Hambone, given shades of fury and fragility by Frank Britton"
Nelson Pressley
The Washington Post
Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea | Theatre Alliance | photo: C. Stanley Photography


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