Broadway’s Jefferson Mays coming to Colonial Players of Annapolis

The Tony and Obie Award-winning actor will present two unforgettable evenings in December celebrating Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.'

As part of its 75th Anniversary Season Celebration, The Colonial Players of Annapolis is
bringing a true Broadway luminary to town as the Tony and Obie Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays presents two exceptional evenings celebrating Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Renowned for his captivating performances and characterizations, Jefferson Mays will be treating audiences to a special reading of the timeless Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, followed by an intimate evening of conversation and Q&A on December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Colonial Players of Annapolis’ theater.

Jefferson Mays

Night 1: 12/11/23 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall: “Jefferson Mays Reads A Christmas Carol”

Kicking off the festivities, Jefferson Mays will transport the audience at Maryland Hall into the heartwarming world of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Reading the story as Dickens himself performed it to audiences over 150 years ago, Mr. Mays brings to life the iconic tale, and the spirit of the holiday season. This one-night-only reading promises to be a magical experience for audiences of all ages. Jefferson Mays’s exceptional talent and presence guarantees a fresh and enchanting perspective on this beloved holiday tale.

Night 2: 12/12/23 7:30 p.m. at The Colonial Players Theater: “In Conversation With
Jefferson Mays”

The enchantment continues on the second night as Jefferson Mays takes the stage at CP for a more personal “In Conversation With…” event. Providing a more detailed exploration of Dickens and A Christmas Carol, as well as a rare glimpse into the career of this award-winning actor, the evening will feature anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and insights into the world of Broadway. This intimate setting will allow audience members to connect with Jefferson Mays on a deeper level, making it an unforgettable experience for theater enthusiasts and fans alike. Both nights promise an extraordinary blend of brilliance and personal connection, showcasing Jefferson Mays’s versatility and charm that have made him a standout figure in the world of Broadway.

Night 1: Jefferson Mays Reads A Christmas Carol
– Date: December 11, 2023
– Time: 7:30 p.m.
– Venue: Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD
– Tickets:

Night 2: “In Conversation With Jefferson Mays”
– Date: December 12, 2023
– Time: 7:30 p.m.
– Venue: The Colonial Players of Annapolis, 108 East Street, Annapolis, MD
– Tickets: or by calling 410-268-7373, option 2.

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About Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays has been a mainstay of the Broadway stage and beyond for decades. Winning the Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in I am My Own Wife, Mays is also known for his Tony-nominated performances as the entire D’Ysquith family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Terje Rød-Larsen in Oslo. He also appeared as Mayor Shinn in the Hugh Jackman/Sutton Foster led revival of The Music Man, and last Christmas season, his solo version of A Christmas Carol – where he played all of the characters in the story – was a resounding popular and critical success.

About The Colonial Players
Entertaining, educating, and enriching the community since 1949, The Colonial Players is a welcoming venue to all members of its community. Set in the heart of historic Annapolis, The Colonial Players’ theater-in-the-round is a must-see destination for all theater lovers.

Jefferson Mays’ one-man virtual sensation ‘A Christmas Carol’ is even better on Broadway (review by Deb Miller, November 21, 2022)


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