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  • Received a 1999 Obie Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway play "Everybody's Ruby".
  • (1996- ). Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1996) Stage Play: Seven Guitars. Drama.
  • (2010) Stage Play: Fences.
  • (2001) Stage Play: King Hedley II. Drama. Written by August Wilson. Waltz choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. Directed by Marion McClinton. Virginia Theatre: 1 May 2001- 1 Jul 2001 (72 performances + 24 previews that began on 10 Apr 2001). Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell (as "King"), Leslie Uggams (as "Ruby"), Charles Brown (as "Elmore"), Viola Davis (as "Tonya"), Stephen McKinley Henderson (as "Stool Pigeon"), Montae Russell [credited as Monté Russell] (as "Mister"). Standbys: Ron Dortch (as "Elmore/Stool Pigeon"), Yvette Ganier (as "Tonya"), Lynda Gravátt (as "Ruby"), Keith Randolph Smith (as "King/Mister"). Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer. August Wilson), Benjamin Mordecai, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman. Rocco Landesman: President. Paul Libin: Producing Director. Jack Viertel: Creative Director), 52nd Street Productions, Spring Sirkin, Peggy Hill and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director. Barry Grove, Executive Producer). Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions. Associate Producer: Alice Chebba Walsh.
  • (January 17 to March 10, 1996) She acted in August Wilson's play, "Seven Guitars," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Keith David, Tommy Hollis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Michele Shay, Roger Robinson, and Rosalyn Coleman,in the cast in the cast. Lloyd Richards, was director. Dwight D. Andrews was musical director. Scott Bradley was scenic designer. Tom Clark was sound designer. Christopher Akerlind was lighting designer. Constanza Romero was costume designer.
  • (1996) She acted in August Wilson's play, "Seven Guitars," on Broadway in New York City with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Michele Shay, in the cast. Lloyd Richards, was director. Scott Bradley was scenic designer. Christopher Akerlind was lighting designer.
  • (2001) She acted in August Wilson's play, "King Hedley II," on Broadway in New York City with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams, and Charles Brown, in the cast. Marion McClinton was director.
  • (July 25 to September 12, 2004) She acted in Lynn Nottage's play, "Intimate Apparel," in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Corey Stoll in the cast in the cast. Daniel Sullivan was director. Catherine Zuber was costume designer.
  • (1988 to 1989 season) She acted in Peter Barnes' play, "Red Noses," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Bill Devany, James Carruthers, Timothy Crowe, Margot Dionne, Richard Ferrone, Peter Gerety, Keith Jochim, David C. Jones, Howard London, Patricia McGuire, Derek Meader, Barbara Meek, Nicolas Mize, Allen Oliver, Barbara Orson, Ed Shea, David PB Stephens, Frederick Sullivan Jr., Dan Welch, Alan Brown, Paul Buxton, Mochel Coleman, Doug Conney and Sean P. Reilly in the cast. Richard Cumming was keyboardist and music director. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was production designer. Bill Lane was costume designer. Robert Schleinig was properties designer. Sharon Jenkins was dance director.
  • (1988 to 1989 season) She acted in August Wilson's play, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Lawrence James, Barbara Meek, Ed Hall, David Kennett, Allen Oliver, Michael Rogers, Danielle Davis, Tamyah Ward, Shawn Lee, Mark Roderick, Stella Reed and Lorey Hayes in the cast. Israel Hicks was director. Robert D. Soule was scenery designer. Michael Giannitti was lighting designer. Bill Lane was costume designer. Robert Schleinig was properties designer.
  • (1993 to 1994 season) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with William Damkoehler, Robert J. Colonna, Ed Shea, John Thompson, Stephen Berenson, Eric Evenson, Jason Roth, Lisa Lane, Allen Oliver, Migel Gore, Timothy Crowe, Rose Weaver and Dan Welch in the cast. Brian McEleney was director. Michael McGarty was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. Dylan Costa was lighting designer. Tori Haring-Smith was Dramaturge. Rachel Maloney and Chris Turner were music directors.
  • (1994 to 1995 season) She acted in Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming's adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, "A Christmas Carol," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Robert J. Colonna, Timothy Crowe, Dolores Dermody, Frank Enos, Matt Fagin, Jonathan Fried, Phyllis Kay, Lisa Lane, Brian McEleney, Allen Oliver, Kurt Rhoads, Candice Rose, Fred Sullivan Jr. and Nance Williamson in the cast. Amanda Dehnert, Kevin Fallon, Rachel Maloney and Chris Turner played the musicians. Heather Baron, Alexandra Bolotow, Rosanna Campbell, Jevon Coelho, Sharah Connor-Johnson, Jared Danielian, Amy Dziobeck, Elise Faragnoli, Fiona Gerety, Anna Henderson, David Kane, Cedric Lilly, Frankie O'Brien, Alex Newby, Jed Pilkington and Benjamin Simon played the children. Peter Gerety was director. David Rotondo was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. Russell H. Champa was lighting designer. Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney were also music directors. Sharon Jenkins and Flying Foy were dance directors.

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