About John Keating

John Keating is a prominent New York stage actor who performs regularly with both Theatre For A New Audience (TFANA) and The Irish Repertory Theatre, amongst many others. Originally from Tipperary in Ireland, John has called New York home for many years. His 6 shows at TFANA include most recently, The Winter’s Tale with Arin Arbus and Sir Trevor Nunn’s Pericles (in addition to Measure for Measure, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing and Broken Heart). As a core Company Member, his 18 shows at Irish Rep include the recent world premiere of The Pigeon in The Taj Mahal, The Weir (Lortel Nom.), Da, Juno and the Paycock, and Aristocrats. Extensive additional New York credits include Atlantic Theatre(The New York Idea), Pearl Theatre (Public Enemy), Pond Theatre (World Premiere of The Naturalists), Mint (Is Life Worth Living, John Ferguson), Roundabout (Juno and the Paycock), Irish Arts (the site specific Ladies and Gents, 4 other shows), Mabou Mines, Talking Band, La Mama. Most leading regional theatres, including McCarter, A.C.T, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Westport Playhouse, Wilma (Barrymore nomination as Best Actor).

Numerous TV appearances include the recurring role of Ernie Moran on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, the role of Pickering in HBO’s “John Adams,” “Ray Donovan”, “The Following,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “High Maintenance,” “Alpha House” and “Lipstick Jungle.” Films include The Lone Ranger, Freedom, Emerald City, Misty Button (2019) and Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow (2020).

He has won several awards for his 170 Audiobook narrations, including a 2013 AUDIE. 

John occasionally directs plays and his Off Broadway productions of Airswimming and When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout were each New York Times Critic’s Picks in recent seasons. Best Director Award, 2018 1st Irish Festival, NYC.