Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
Judson L. Jones
On the scene since: 1999
MVP for: Subterranean Theatre Co., dirigo group
Recent roles: Art, Art Stripped Naked, Hyde Park, 2001; Big A, Gypsy Chain, dirigo group, 2001; Trigorin, The Seagull, Guy Roberts, 2001; Macduff, A Macbeth, State Theater Co., 2000; Eddie, Fool for Love, dirigo group, 2000; Greg, Bleacher Bums, STC, 2000; Simeon, desire, dirigo group, 1999; German Student, The Soldier Dreams, STC, 1999.
Honors: Payne & Critics Table nominations, A Macbeth; Critics Table award & Payne nomination, Bleacher Bums; Payne award, desire; Critics Table award, Soldier Dreams.
If an actor is supposed to disappear into his role, this sturdy, considerate biker with a background in stage combat and stuntwork is the Invisible Man. When he showed up as the German Student in The Soldier Dreams, we thought he'd just flown in from Munich; as a blind baseball fan in Bleacher Bums, his natural and assured portrayal had folks convinced he was completely sightless -- people asked about that after the show. Pretty delicate work for a man who earned his earliest chops by flailing broadswords and playing musketeer at Renaissance Faires.