John Cameron Mitchell Bio, Age, Gay, Movies, Hedwig And Shortbus

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell Biography

John Cameron Mitchell is an American actor, playwriter, screenwriter and also a director. He was born on April 21st, 1963 in El Paso, Texas.

He is the son of John H. Mitchell. He attended St. Xavier High School and St. Pius X High School and graduated in 1981. He attended the Northwestern University and studied theater from 1981-1985.

John Cameron Mitchell Age

He was born on April 21st, 1963 in El Paso, Texas. He is 59 years old as of 2022.

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John Cameron Mitchell Gay

He openly admitted to being gay in 1985 to his friends and Family,

John Cameron Mitchell Height

He is approximately 1.7 M tall.

John Cameron Mitchell Career

Film Director

Mitchell’s first expert stage job was Huckleberry Finn in a 1985 Organic Theater adjustment at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. His first New York acting job was Huck Finn in the Broadway melodic Big River (1985). 

Mitchell’s initial TV work incorporates visitor featuring jobs in Daybreak, MacGyver, Head of the Class, Law, and Order, The New Twilight Zone, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Equalizer, Our House, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Straight to the point Baum Story, and The Stepford Children.

He was a normal cast part on the 1996 Fox sitcom Party Girl and was the long-running voice for Sydney, an enlivened kangaroo that showed up in ads for Dunk-a-roos treats.

Featuring and co-featuring film jobs incorporate a desperate new falter in Band of the Hand (1986), a Polish settler musician in Misplaced (1990), and a high schooler Lothario writer in Book of Love (1990). Mitchell had a solitary line (“Delivery!”) in Spike Lee’s Girl Six (1996) as a man trying out for an obscene film.

In 1998, Mitchell composed (alongside arranger Stephen Trask) and featured in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning off-Broadway shake melodic about an East German shake artist pursuing an ex-sweetheart who counterfeited her tunes.

After three years, he coordinated and featured in the component movie form of the play for which he won Best Director at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. His exhibition was selected for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Both the play and the film were basic hits and have generated faction followings around the globe.

The 2014 Broadway generation of Hedwig featured Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, was coordinated by Michael Mayer, and won four Tony Awards, incorporating Best Actor in a Musical (Harris), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Hall), and Best Revival of a Musical. Mitchell repeated his presentation in the job of Hedwig on Broadway for a restricted keep running in mid-2015, inverse Lena Hall as Yitzhak. He got a 2015 Special Tony Award for his arrival to the job.

He coordinated the 2010 film Rabbit Hole, featuring Nicole Kidman (in an Oscar-designated execution) and Aaron Eckhart, adjusted from David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of a similar name. The film appeared at the Toronto Film Festival.

Mitchell was the official maker of the 2004 film Tarnation, a narrative about the life of Jonathan Caouette, whom he met when the last tried out for Shortbus. Tarnation won the 2004 Best Documentary from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Gotham Awards.

He coordinated recordings for Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life” (highlighting Secret Garden co-star Alison Fraser) and the Scissor Sisters’ “Grimy/Gorgeous”; the last was prohibited from MTV Europe for its expressly sexual substance. In 2012, Mitchell composed and delivered a story short movie for Sigur Rós titled “Seraph”, coordinated by illustrator Dash Shaw (connection to film:).


Mitchell has shown up as a savant on Politically Incorrect and different VH1 and Independent Film Channel programs. He presented films on a show called Escape From Hollywood on IFC for a long time. He composed and coordinated various short movies and ads for Dior including Lady Gray London and L.A.dy Dior both featuring Marion Cotillard and Dior Homme Sport, featuring Jude Law. In 2013, he composed and coordinated a design video for Agent Provocateur entitled “Rebellion”.

In 2016, Mitchell showed up on Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff’s tribute collection to late artist David Bowie, Amanda Palmer, and Jherek Bischoff: Strung Out In Heaven (A David Bowie Tribute). He contributed vocals to English and German fronts of Bowie’s tune, Heroes.

In 2015, he coordinated an unaired pilot of Showtime arrangement Happyish featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last job. John’s film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a screen adjustment of Neil Gaiman’s punk-time short story of a similar title featuring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, and Nicole Kidman was discharged by A24 in spring 2018.

He is an arrangement cast part in Hulu’s Shrill featuring Aidy Bryant dependent on Lindy West’s diary of a similar name. He visited The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig including the tunes of Stephen Trask and is discharging his new melodic co-composed with Bryan Weller as an anecdotal digital recording arrangement entitled Anthem: Homunculus likewise featuring Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Nakhane, Laurie Anderson, Alan Mandell, Marion Cotillard, Ben Foster, and Madeline Brewer exhibited by the Luminary Podcast Network.

John Cameron Mitchell Movies

As Director

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Shortbus
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Lady Grey London
  • L.A.dy Dior
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Control Yourself.
  • Happyish
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • GLOW

As Actor

  • American Playhouse
  • The Equalizer
  • Band of the Hand
  • The Twilight Zone
  • One More Saturday Night
  • ABC Afterschool Specials
  • The Stepford Children
  • MacGyver
  • Head of the Class
  • Higher Education
  • Our House
  • A Friendship in Vienna
  • Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series
  • No Holds Barred
  • Misplaced
  • Book of Love
  • The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story
  • Teach 109
  • Daybreak
  • Class of ’96
  • Law & Order
  • Girl 6
  • Party Girl
  • David Searching
  • Nothing Sacred
  • I Remember
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Shortbus
  • Vinyl
  • Girls
  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
  • The Good Fight
  • Mozart in the Jungle

John Cameron Mitchell As Hedwig | John Cameron Mitchell Hedwig

He wrote and also played the character role of Hedwig in the movie, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is 1998 musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German genderqueer singer. The text is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask.

Characters: Yitzhak, Tommy Gnosis, Skszp, Schlatko, Krzyzhtoff, Sgt. Luther Robinson, Hedwig, Jacek

John Cameron Mitchell Shortbus

After Hedwig was a success, he showed his interest in writing, directing and producing films. However, he chose to produce films that had explicit sex in a naturalistic and thoughtful way without having to use porn stars.After having talent searches, Shortbus finally premiered in May 2006 at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

The film won many awards at different venues eg Athens, Gijon, and Zurich International Festivals. Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a couples therapist who is unable to climax despite the ministrations of her loving husband.

Gay couple James (Paul Dawson) and Jamie (PJ DeBoy) decide to open the doors of their relationship by inviting in a third partner. All three attend a mixer in which partygoers partake of a sexual banquet.

Initial release: 12 June 2006 (Rome)
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Featured song: In the End
Box office: 5.4 million USD
Awards: Independent Spirit Producers Award

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