It was a delight and a privilege for Grayson to return to Elizabeth Williamson's spooky and beautiful adaptation of the Gothic classic Jane Eyre.
It was Williamson's debut production as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre and the first production of the 50th Anniversary season. The ensemble of ten actors played 21 characters from the beloved story.
World Premiere of The Messenger by Jeff Talbott
Jeff Talbott's scalding political drama is a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of The People.
Grayson starred in the World Premiere of this timely and thought provoking new work in January 2022 at
Pioneer Theater alongside a cast of Theater Icons like Ora Jones, Mark H. Dold, Barzin Akhavan and more. Directed by Wes Grantom.
Back with a Bang...
In the summer of 2021, Grayson thrillingly leapt back into the rehearsal room to do a new adaptation of the rollicking comedy Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged at Northern Stage in Vermont. Led by fearless Artistic Director Carol Dunne, the show was the first of a gorgeous new outdoor theater space designed by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Michael Ganio.
In a three person cast with Northern Stage vets Jenni Putney & Eric Love, the sometimes improvised and often outrageous show involved trying to portray Shakespeare's 37 plays in a 90 minute run time. Reviewers proclaimed of the cast, "Their antics had the precision and depth of chamber music; simply expert comedy."
When Life Throws You a Pandemic, Make an Interactive Murder Comedy on Zoom...
Nearing the end of the lockdown year, in the Spring of 2021, Grayson performed as Detective Inspector Joe Chandler in Northern Stage's production of Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger. From the brilliant and twisted mind of playwright Brenda Withers and directed by Jess Chayes, this Hitchcock mystery set in 1920s London, sported wit, camp, improv, a musical number, audience participation, comedy and genuine spooky thrills.
From Jane Austin to Jane Eyre
In the November of 2019, Grayson returned to The Repertory Theater of St. Louis to star as Charles Bingley in new artistic director Hana Shariff's hilarious and dynamic production of Pride and Prejudice. The play was Shariff's first in St. Louis and grossed more ticket sales than any production in the theater's history...
Immediately following, at the beginning of 2020, Grayson starred in a new adaptation of the classic gothic tale Jane Eyre. Written and directed by Elizabeth Williamson at Hartford Stage, the new version was made up by ten actors playing every role in the story...
Glass Menagerie at The Guthrie
In the Fall of 2019, Grayson made his debut at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as the Gentleman Caller in the American classic Glass Menagerie.
Under the incomparable and intelligent leadership of director Joseph Haj, the production was celebrated for it's humor and warmth and critics called it:
"Pure theater magic... Filled with sentiment, regret and an enduring hope that burns like the candelabra that flickers at the center of the stage."
In Spring of 2019, Grayson had the thrill and the honor of working with director Robert Berry Flemming on the tender, political, social comedy Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias.
In the care of the beautiful design team and community of Cleveland Playhouse, critics called it 'bright, witty and clever' and 'a smart and purposefully paced piece of theater with a warm center and appealing tenacity.'
A hipster tool in the back of an Uber, a convicted killer steadfast in his innocence, and a shady doctor for the mob, Grayson can be seen in Guest Starring and Co Starring roles in HBO's High Maintenance, ABC's Conviction, and Amazon's Sneaky Pete.
Zoey's Perfect Wedding
Grayson starred in the world premiere of Matthew Lopez' raucous, kinetic, witty play Zoey's Perfect Wedding at the Denver Center of Performing arts.
Directed by Mike Donahue, critics called it 'wildly funny', and 'exceptionally entertaining' leaving audiences 'giggling with glee and horror.'
The Lion In Winter
Grayson kicked off 2019 by playing the witty and devious young King Philip in James Goldman's dark comedy The Lion In Winter. Directed by Wes Grantom, Grayson made his debut at the lovely Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT.
Kate Can't Swim
"Flawless in it's execution of portraying real relationships with believably nuanced characters, authentic on-screen chemistry, and an engaging story that thrives on what isn't said, we're proud and honored to bestow the Jury's Honorable Mention Award to the outstanding Kate Can't Swim."
-Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury
Premiering at Slamdance and touring through 7 US film festivals, Kate Can't Swim is now available to view on Amazon Prime.