May 7, 2024 – He will make his his Broadway debut in the lead role of McNeal, the new play by Ayad Akhtar, author of the Tony-nominated Junk and the Pulitzer-winner Disgraced. 

Downey will play the title character Jacob McNeal in the production staged by Lincoln Center Theater and directed by Bartlett Sher (To Kill A Mockingbird).

McNeal will begin previews Thursday, September 5, and open on Monday, September 30, at LCT’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, November 24.