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Michael Potts is an American actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Brother Mouzone in The Wire and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon musical.

Michael Potts
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Potts in 2018
Years active1994–present
Known forBrother Mouzone in The Wire
Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon


Theatre CreditsEdit

Year Production Role Category Theatre Notes
1994 The America Play Brazil Off-Broadway Public Theater
1996 Overtime Gratiano Manhattan Theatre Club
1997 Mud, River, Stone David Bradley Playwrights Horizons Theatre
1998 The Rivals Sir Lucius O'Trigger Regional Williamstown Theatre Festival
1999 A Cup of Coffee Julius Snaith Yale Repertory Theatre
2000 Arms and the Man Nicola Off-Broadway Gramercy Theatre
2000 Joe Fearless (A Fan Dance) Ray and Doctor Atlantic Theatre
2000 Brooklyn Bridge National Arts Club Staged Reading
2001 Romeo and Juliet Benvolio Los Angeles Ahmanson Theatre
2001 Once Around the City Rudy Off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre
2002 Twelfth Night Feste Delacorte Theatre
2003 Highway Ulyssess Ensemble Regional American Repertory Theatre
2005 Lennon Ensemble Broadway Broadhurst Theatre
2006-2007 Grey Gardens Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr. Walter Kerr Theatre
2007 Richard III Buckingham Off-Broadway Classic Stage Company
2008 The Tempest Alonso
2011-2013 The Book of Mormon Mafala Hatimbi Broadway Eugene O'Neill Theatre
2016 Cabin in the Sky Little Joe Jackson Off-Broadway City Center Theatre
2017 Jitney Turnbo Broadway Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
2018 The Prom Mr. Hawkins Longacre Theatre


Film appearancesEdit

  • Bill, Halloween Night (also known as The Damning, DeathMask, and Hack-o-Lantern), Atlantic Video, 1990
  • Tow truck driver, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • First DOE technician, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Justice guard, Conspiracy Theory, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Black People Hate Me and They Hate My Glasses (short film), 2000
  • Archibald Smith, 37, Regner Grasten Film Production, 2016
  • Also appeared in George: A True Story and Stonewall.

Television appearancesEdit


  • Voice, The West (miniseries), PBS, 1996
  • Voice of Isaac, Thomas Jefferson (special), PBS, 1997[1]
  • Voice of Cyrus, The Warriors, 2005


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