Sharon Washington Biography


Most recently Sharon made her Broadway debut in the role of “The Lady” in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the role she originated at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequently played at the Guthrie Theater before its Broadway bow at the Lyceum.
She will be world premiering in WILD WITH HAPPY at the Public Theater in Fall of 2012 in a new play by Tony-nominee Colman Domingo.

She has appeared in numerous productions and has had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious national and international theater artists including: Max Stafford Clark in THE OVERWHELMING at The Roundabout Theater; John Tillinger in Alan Ayckbourn’s HOUSE and GARDEN; THE RADICAL MYSTIQUE written and directed by Arthur Laurents.
At the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater she played Lady Anne to Denzel Washington’s RICHARD III, Valeria to Christopher Walken’s CORIOLANUS, and Lady Helen in CYMBELING with Joan Cusack . She was also in the Public’s award-winning adaptation of CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE directed by George C. Wolfe and the critically-acclaimed production of STUFF HAPPENS directed by Daniel Sullivan.
She was nominated for an Audelco award for her performance in FEAR ITSELF directed by Joe Morton.

Regionally she has appeared in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and KING LEAR (Denver Center), INTIMATE APPAREL (Guthrie Theater), STRING OF PEARLS (City Theatre), JAR THE FLOOR (Seattle Rep), DIGGIN' ELEVEN (Hartford Stage), THE STORY and CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN (Long Wharf Theatre), MAN AND SUPERMAN (Center Stage), MISS EVERS' BOYS (Philadelphia Theatre Company), TWELFTH NIGHT (Arena Stage) and THE PIANO LESSON (Yale Rep) directed by Lloyd Richards.

Film and television appearances include: THE BOURNE LEGACY, WHITE COLLAR, GOLDEN BOY, NYC22, ROYAL PAINS, DAMAGES, LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER:SVU, LAW & ORDER;CI, MICHAEL CLAYTON, SCHOOL OF ROCK, TAKING CHANCE, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, MALCOLM X and DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE.