Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

June 8
10:15 AM 2012


Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known-thespians. And have you ever wondered who  the amazing photographers are who make them look damn good? We're gonna tell ya…

Today's actor/subject/model is the handsome and talented Elliott Winston Robinson.

Among his favorite credits:

Sho' 'Nuff Nativity (Joseph) Amun Ra Theatre

Gem of the Ocean (Solly Two Kings) Amun Ra Theatre

Before the People Came (Griot/Tiger) Amun Ra Theatre

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Aide Turkle) Street Theatre Company

The Wiz (Scarecrow) Street Theatre Company

The Full Monty (Horse) Street Theatre Company

Once on This Island (Tonton Julian) Street Theatre Company

To Kill a Mockingbird (Tom Robinson) Circle Players

Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical (John Utterson) Circle Players

A Raisin in the Sun (Joseph Asagai) Circle Players

Willy Wonka, the Musical (Willy Wonka) Circle Players

Of Mice and Men (Crooks) - Encore Theatre Company

Judevine (Antoine/Sam Hines ) - Actors Bridge Ensemble

Smokey Joe's Cafe (Frederick) - The Larry Keeton Theatre

Split Second (Val Johnson) - Collards and Caviar Productions

Sancitified (Old Man/Sir) - Kennie's Playhouse Theatre


Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: ELLIOTT WINSTON ROBINSON

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.


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