Dana Watkins












"Dana Watkins stands out."

The Village Voice on the NYC premiere of Native Son


"Dana Watkins (is) the most memorable."

CurtainUp on the NYC revival of Marat/Sade


"It is the acting that proves to be the brightest jewel in Henry’s crown...

Dana Watkins (Prince Hal) contributes a commanding performance

that appears both natural and effortless, lending the young prince

an air of charm and decorum."

offoffonline.com on the NYC revival of Henry IV, Part 2


"Dana Watkins convincingly transforms his character from a somewhat feckless, well-intentioned Victorian gentleman into an emotionally scarred man, his trust in human nature severely shaken and his respected place in society lost."

The Philadelphia Enquirer on the revival of The French Lieutenant’s Woman


"Dana Watkins does a fine job as the idealistic, eternal student Trofimov.

Watkins balances hope and logic with remarkable skill."

nytheatre.com on the NYC revival of The Cherry Orchard


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Dana Watkins' Resume


Email: danaw@earthlink.net

                            Stats: Height: 6', Hair: Brown, Eyes: Hazel Blue

Agent: The Carson Organization Ltd., Carson/Kolker, 240 West 44th Street, Penthouse 12, NYC 10036; (212) 221-1517


Film & Television

Unbridled (indie feature)

Flint (lead)

Juniper Films, Robert Fontaine Jr. dir.

Dream Girl

Sam (lead)

JavaJive Productions, Robbie Busch dir.


Young Man (lead)

 Dawgs Lost Filmworks, Robert Fontaine Jr. dir.

The Empath (indie feature)

Luke (lead)

EKSI Inc., David Lowell Sonkin dir.

Never After

Rob (lead)

Columbia University student film, Keiko Takemura dir.

One Life to Live

Feaured player




NYU student film, Rodolfo Galindo dir.

The City

Under 5s



Doug (lead)

Fortune Films, Antoinette Hart dir.

The Effects of Staring at Plants

Doc (lead)

SUNY Purchase student film, Drew Buckland dir.

The Break-in


SUNY Purchase student film, Maura Naughton dir.

Multiple feature screenplays (readings)


NYScreenwriters.org/Manhattan Theatre Club CC


New York Theatre

My First Time

Man One

New World Stages, Ken Davenport dir.


Charlotte Corday

Classical Theatre of Harlem, Christopher McElroen dir.

The Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Workshop Theatre, Thomas Coté dir.

The Cherry Orchard

Petya Trofimov

Classical Theatre of Harlem, Chris McElroen dir.



Classical Theatre of Harlem, Alfred Preisser dir.

King Henry IV, Parts I & II

Prince Hal

The Workshop Theatre, Jerry Less dir.

King Lear

Duke of Albany

Classical Theatre of Harlem, Alfred Preisser dir.

The Summer of Katya

Paul Treville

42nd Street Workshop, Manfred Boorman dir.

Native Son

Jan Erlone

Classical Theatre of Harlem, Chris McElroen dir.

An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe

(writer/star of this one-man show, which ran for two years in NYC's West Village)

Edgar Allan Poe

The Waverly Inn, Katherine Ashe dir.



42nd Street Workshop, Manfred Bormann dir.

Commedia Dell’ Jiles


Gotham Comedy Club, Donna Ducarme dir.



Westbeth Theatre Center, Donna Ducarme dir.

Isn't It Beautiful


Westbeth Theatre Center, Bruce Post dir.

Shaking the Foundation


Westbeth Theatre Center, Donna DuCarme dir.

Blood Dues

Jann Eller

American Theatre of Actors, Richard Galgano dir.

The Quickening


Collaborative Arts Project 21, John Steber dir.

Numerous opera productions, both in NYC and on national tours

Multiple roles


New York City Opera Company and Metropolitan Opera Company;

directors included Franco Zeffirelli, Gian Carlo Menotti, John Dexter

and Frank Corsaro


Regional Theatre

The French Lieutenant's Woman

(world premiere)


The Fulton Theatre, Kate Saxon dir.

Crazy Eyes


Provincetown Rep, Paul Eckstein dir.

Frozen Dog


Black Box Theatre, A. Dean Irby dir.

The Importance of Being Earnest

John Worthing

The Pepsico Theatre, Charles Maryan dir.

The Assassined Imagination


The Dance Lab Theatre, Travis Preston dir.



The Pepsico Theatre, Gary Richards dir.


Gordon Kirby

The Dance Lab Theatre, Lawrence Kornfeld dir.

As You Like It


Black Box Theatre, Stephen Hollis dir.



SUNY Purchase, Professional Acting Program

Studied with Israel Hicks, A. Dean Irby, Eulalie Noble, Joan Potter, Ronnie Stuart, Chuck Jones, and David Wells


On Camera Audition Technique

Studied with Alexa Fogel, Olivia Harris, and Eve Battaglia



Special Skills

Speak French fluently. US & European passport. Dialects include High British, Irish, Scottish, Australian, Southern, New York, French, and Russian. Play guitar and piano. Rollerblading, horseback riding, baseball, rock climbing, drive stick shift, gymnastics, juggling, fencing, stage combat.