Forrest is a Tony Award Nominee for his Broadway debut as Mr. Tambo in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, first created at the Vineyard and Guthrie Theaters. Post-Broadway, Forrest reprised the role at the Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore Award) and will appear in the London premiere at the Young Vic this fall.
Forrest recently played the title role in OTHELLO at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, and last fall he played Friar Lawrence in ROMEO AND JULIET at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Next spring, he will play the title role in JULIUS CAESAR at the Lantern Theater Company.
Notable regional roles include the Foundling Father in THE AMERICA PLAY at Zach Scott Theatre (B. Iden Payne Award), and Roscoe in AVENUE X at 11th Hour Theatre Company (Barrymore Award).
Recent readings include John Jiler's REVOLUTION (The Actors Studio), Carrie Robbins' SAWBONES (The Actors Company Theatre), Carlyle Brown's NOBODY, NO TIME (The Playwrights' Center), Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY (Wilma Theater), Jen Silverman's THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct Theatre Co.) and Stefanie Zadravec's THE ELECTRIC BABY (PlayPenn).
Forrest also teaches at the Ira Brind School of Theater at the University of the Arts and the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.
Recent master classes: NYU, Penn State Berks, Wyoming Seminary, C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Acting Program, Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede.
A Norwalk, Connecticut native, Forrest is a UConn graduate.