James A. Williams Headshot

James A. Williams

Get James A. Williams Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

James A. Williams Photos

James A. Williams STAGE CREDITS

Signature Theatre Company, 2012

Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Mr. M

Original Broadway Production, 2007
Roosevelt Hicks

James A. Williams Videos

James A. Williams News

Review: A UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT at History Theatre

What did our critic think of A UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT at History Theatre?

Cast Set For World Premiere Of A UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT At History Theatre

History Theatre will continue the 23-24 season with A Unique Assignment by Harrison David Rivers. Learn more about this world premiere and see how to purchase tickets!

Review: LEAR By Marcus Gardley At Cal Shakes

What did our critic think of LEAR at Cal Shakes?

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's Modern Verse Translation of KING LEAR

California Shakespeare Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for LEAR, the world premiere modern verse translation of Williams Shakespeare’s King Lear by playwright and Oakland-native Marcus Gardley.

VIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith

ABC7 recently profiled Goodman Theatre's Gem Of The Ocean. 'It's teaming with good Black history because it tells the story of coming over from Africa, living in slavery,' Smith said. 'You're talking about individuals who experienced slavery.' Check out the video.


In celebration of Black History Month, Goodman Theatre presents its first-ever on-site art expo—Hidden Gems: A Celebration of African American Artists & Art—in conjunction with the major revival of Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith.

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Begins January 22 at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre kicks off the new year with a major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean—nearly two decades after the play premiered on the same stage.

Casting Announced For GEM OF THE OCEAN at the Goodman

Resident Director Chuck Smith, who served as the original production's dramaturg, directs a cast of seven—featuring Sharif Atkins (Citizen Barlow), Sydney Charles (Black Mary), Lisa Gaye Dixon (Aunt Ester), Gary Houston (Rutherford Selig), Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Caesar), A.C. Smith (Eli) and James A. Williams (Solly Two Kings).


Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company announced winners of its 14th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals,  held virtually on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7pm ET. The first place winner was Taloria Merricks from Atlanta; second place, Taylor Jackson from Atlanta; and third place, Tyla Uzo from Los Angeles.

Playwrights' Center Works Towards A More Equitable Theater Field Through Expansion Of Fellowships

While the theater field remains uncertain yet cautiously optimistic that 2021 will see a return to in-person performances, there is no uncertainty around the systemic inequalities that have been exposed and amplified during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic 'business as usual' will not be enough when theaters open their doors again.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season By Anat Gov, Israeli Playwright

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) continues its 25th Anniversary Season with O my God! by Anat Gov, translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris and Margalit Rodgers. 


In collaboration with the Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities and Tampa Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities, on July 26, The Straz Center is presenting the inaugural performance event, Transformations: Building a World of Access and Inclusion. As part of the celebration of the 29th-anniversary celebration of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation, the event, hosted in Maestros from 6-8 p.m., is free to the public.

BWW Review: BLOOD KNOT at The Pillsbury House Theatre: A Play Just as Relevant Now as 1961

Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, currently playing at The Pillsbury House Theatre is a show that was first performed in 1961 and is still just as poignant today. A 'blood knot' is explained in the show as a bond by blood that will never be undone. In this case, the knot ties two brothers together in South Africa in 1960, then heavily racially segregated. One brother, Zachariah, is black and the other, Morris, is white.  

Playwrights' Center Announces 2018-19 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows

The McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights' Center recognize Minnesota theater artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit. The fellowship provides a $25,000 award as well as access to $7,000 in development funds. Selection is based on a commitment to theater arts, evidence of professional achievement and a sustained level of excellence in the applicant's work.

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices.

Photo Flash: Playwrights' Center Celebrates Playwright & Broadway Director Marion McClinton at 45th Anniversary Gala

The Playwrights' Center held its 45th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2017 at The Blaisdell in Minneapolis. The Center's Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen called the event "a benefit to support the creators, the legacy-builders and innovative theater-makers who transport us through the art of storytelling." Scroll down for photos from the event!

BWW Review: KING LEAR Kills at Guthrie Theater

'Disciplined' may seem an odd word to apply to a production of KING LEAR, a tragedy that is about personal and societal dissolution into madness, both individually and at large. But the current mounting in Minneapolis earns that moniker, both in actorly control and design restraint. The result is a masterful rendering that eschews excess but allows the human relationships to be bared and centered.

Annual PlayLabs Festival Runs October 17�"23 at the Playwrights' Center

The Playwrights' Center's 45th anniversary season kicks off October 17 with PlayLabs, a week-long new play festival featuring Core Writers Christina Ham ('West of Central'), Susan Soon He Stanton ('we, the invisibles') and Ken Urban ('The Remains'). Tickets are free and can be reserved at pwcenter.org/playlabs.

BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at TRT is a Must-See Show

Start the fall theater season off right. Get your tickets for August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom now at Two River Theater through October 9th. The superb direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson along with a stellar cast makes it a must-see production.


How many Broadway shows has James A. Williams been in?

James A. Williams has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has James A. Williams been in?

James A. Williams has not appeared in the West End.

Get James A. Williams Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.