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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

 
Bio:
Tony and Obie Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. He wrote the screenplay of the 2020 film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He is best known for his role of Captain Roy Montgomery from 2009 to ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tony and Obie Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. He wrote the screenplay of the 2020 film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He is best known for his role of Captain Roy Montgomery from 2009 to ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Joe Levay
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Caesar
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
King Henry VIII
  [Broadway]
1996
Canewell
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Roy
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Lucio
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Buddy Bolden
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

Writing

Playwright

Photos

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho Photo

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho

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07/01/2022
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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07/01/2022
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho Photo

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho

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07/01/2022
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Condola Rashad Photo

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Condola Rashad

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Production, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Joe Levay

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Caesar

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
King Henry VIII

  [Broadway]
1996
Canewell

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Roy

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Lucio

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Buddy Bolden

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer

Productions

[US Tour, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

Writing
Playwright

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Biography

Tony and Obie Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. He wrote the screenplay of the 2020 film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He is best known for his role of Captain Roy Montgomery from 2009 to 2011 on ABC's Castle. In November 2011 he appeared on Broadway in Lydia R. Diamond's play Stick Fly. In 2013 he starred in the TV series Low Winter Sun, a police drama set in Detroit. Santiago-Hudson played the role of Bayard Rustin in the film Selma. He directed the Broadway Production and National Tour of Jitney.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Skeleton Crew
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Special Achievement Awards Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Special Citation Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's Jitney
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Direction Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-HudsonLackawanna Blues
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Special Citations Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Ruben Santiago-Hudson , Seven Guitars

Ruben Santiago-Hudson News

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Industry Talkback Panel Following Reading of GR Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Industry Talkback Panel Following Reading of GREENWOOD at The Actors' Temple
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The staged reading of Greenwood by Coolidge Harris II, the inaugural presentation of the TRU Diversity/Amplifying BIPOC Voices program initiative, will be followed by a 'dollars and sense' talkback discussion about the development of this new work. The reading will take place on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7pm ET at The Actors’ Temple.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the Launch of TRU Diversity With Free Reading o Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the Launch of TRU Diversity With Free Reading of GREENWOOD By Coolidge Harris II
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), announces the launch of TRU Diversity: Amplifying BIPOC Voices, an initiative to highlight the works and explore the concerns of BIPOC theater artists, producers and administrators. The debut of the TRU Diversity program will feature a free reading of Greenwood, a relevant new play by TRU member Coolidge Harris II, set during the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 1, 2022

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there for the big day and we have photos from the red carpet arrivals!

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dominique Morisseau, Vivian Reed, Black Theatre United & More  Photo Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dominique Morisseau, Vivian Reed, Black Theatre United & More to be Honored by Project1VOICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Project1VOICE, a New York-based organization dedicated to supporting theatre and the performing arts by people of African descent, has announced the esteemed recipients for their upcoming Project1VOICE Honors. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees will include Vivian Reed, two-time Tony-nominated veteran of five Broadway shows and more.

Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards Photo Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 15, 2022

Check out photos from this year's Drama Desk Awards. 

Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broa Photo Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broadway Rising' Premiere
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

Broadway flocked to the 2022 Tribeca Festival or the premiere of BROADWAY RISING, which tells the inspiring journey back to the stage and the toll of the pandemic on the Broadway community after a historic closure. Check out photos from the special evening!

SKELETON CREW's Phylicia Rashad Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actre Photo SKELETON CREW's Phylicia Rashad Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Phylicia Rashad has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for SKELETON CREW.

Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Videos

VIDEO: Roberta Colindrez, Molly Ephraim & More Star in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Series T VideoVIDEO: Roberta Colindrez, Molly Ephraim & More Star in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Series Teaser
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

A League of Their Own evokes the spirit of Penny Marshall's classic, while taking a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it. The series stars Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home), Molly Ephraim (Into the Woods), and more.

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson Opens Up About Making History with LACKAWAN VideoVIDEO: Tony Nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson Opens Up About Making History with LACKAWANNA BLUES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is Broadway's jack of all trades this season. Not only did he direct MTC's Tony-nominated Skeleton Crew, but he wrote, directed and starred in Lackwanna Blues- the latter of which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: LACKAWANNA BLUES' Ruben Santiago-Hudson VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: LACKAWANNA BLUES' Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Ruben Santigao-Hudson!

VIDEO: Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway VideoVIDEO: Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2022

Skeleton Crew, the new play by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, is taking Broadway by storm at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it opened on January 26.

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from SKELETON CREW on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Scenes from SKELETON CREW on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 25, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production opens tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Is Officially Open on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 8, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, last night's performance of Lackawanna Blues was canceled due to a recurrence of an ongoing back injury for star, writer, and director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, but it is now officially open at  MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LACKAWANNA BLUES on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LACKAWANNA BLUES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer)’s Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues, now playing at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The show will open next Thursday, October 7.

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club reopened its doors today with the first preview of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, which reopens MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Viola reveals her favorite Christmas song, and talks about the moment she realized she was going to be an actress, her mom inviting 40 extra people to her wedding, her new movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late great Chadwick Boseman, getting an amazing note and gifts from Oprah, her ten-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, and her husband’s birthday falling on December 24th.

BWW Exclusive: Michael Potts, Coleman Domingo & Glynn Turman Open Up About the Genius VideoBWW Exclusive: Michael Potts, Coleman Domingo & Glynn Turman Open Up About the Genius of August Wilson and the Arrival of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2020

The genius of August Wilson is brought to the screen this holiday season with Netflix's star-studded adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Led by Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, the film arrives on December 18.


Ruben Santiago-Hudson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruben Santiago-Hudson been in?
Ruben Santiago-Hudson has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruben Santiago-Hudson been in?
Ruben Santiago-Hudson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ruben Santiago-Hudson been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lackawanna Blues , Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Lackawanna Blues , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skeleton Crew , Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lackawanna Blues , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lackawanna Blues , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jitney , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Jitney , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for August Wilson's Jitney , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Piano Lesson , Direction (Obie Awards) for The Piano Lesson , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Piano Lesson , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lackawanna Blues , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Lackawanna Blues Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Lackawanna Blues and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Seven Guitars .

What awards has Ruben Santiago-Hudson won?
Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lackawanna Blues, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jitney, Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Jitney, Direction (Obie Awards) for The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lackawanna Blues, Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Lackawanna Blues Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Lackawanna Bluesand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Seven Guitars.

How many shows has Ruben Santiago-Hudson written?
Ruben Santiago-Hudson has written 1 shows including Lackawanna Blues (Playwright).