ACTOR ~ AEA ~ NYC
Welcome to the official website of award-winning actor, MPAACT Company member, and HartBeat Ensemble member, Jelani Pitcher! He received his BFA in Acting from Ithaca College in NY, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Look around, explore, peruse, enjoy!
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
US National Tour
Nov. 6, 2023 - Nov. 29, 2023
"The essence of the character is beautifully grasped by Jelani Pitcher. 'George' has the play's most dramatic moment and Pitcher manifests that to wrenching perfection."
-Lavender Magazine, John Townsend
"Pitcher's performance begins in fear and ends in transfiguration as the earthly Martin Luther King Jr.- who worries for his movement's future, who plays too much, and who is so scared of being shot at any moment that thunderclaps outside the window startle him from his chair- prepares himself spiritually...for martyrdom."
-Chicago Reader, Max Meller
"Jelani Pitcher as Booth brings a swagger and a hint of obsessive mental illness to his role. Pitcher delivers a stunning performance..."
-Evanston RoundTable, Shawn Jones
"Pitcher invests his character with just the right mix of restlessness, irritability, and caring."
-Ithaca Journal, Barbara Adams
(Slashes of Light)