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Recent stage credits include the world-premiere of her solo play "Feeding The Dragon" - her debut as writer/performer - at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. “Feeding The Dragon” will be produced by Hartford Stage in their 2017/18 season and will have it’s NY premiere at Primary Stages in the Spring of 2018.

On Broadway Sharon appeared as The Lady in the critically-acclaimed "The Scottsboro Boys" musical by Kander & Ebb, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. A role she originated at The Vineyard Theatre and The Guthrie.

Other recent Off-Broadway credits include roles she originated in "Dot" at the Vineyard Theatre, written by Colman Domingo and also directed by Susan Stroman; "While I Yet Live" by Billy Porter at Primary Stages; "Luce" by JC Lee at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT3); and "Wild With Happy" by Colman Domingo at the Public Theater for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination and received an Audelco Award.

Sharon has appeared numerous times on the New York Shakespeare Festival stage including playing Lady Anne to Denzel Washington's Richard III and Valeria to Christopher Walken's Coriolanus; as well as in the award-winning adaptation of "Caucasian Chalk Circle" directed by George C. Wolfe and "Stuff Happens" directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Regional theater credits include the world premiere of "Dot" at Actors Theatre of Louisville; "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Intimate Apparel" (Guthrie Theater); "Merry Wives of Windsor" and "King Lear" (Denver Center); "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); "Romeo & Juliet" (NJ Shakespeare Festival); and in the original production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" at Yale Rep directed by Lloyd Richards.
She has also spent several wonderful seasons working on new plays at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop and the Sundance Theater Lab.

Sharon's film credits include roles in Wiener Dog, The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton, Rocksteady, Taking Chance, Freedomland, The School of Rock, Half Nelson, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Malcolm X, and Die Hard With A Vengeance.

Television appearances include recurring roles on Gotham, Law & Order: SVU and Damages. She has guest starred on Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Golden Boy, White Collar, Royal Pains, NYC 22, Law & Order and Law& Order: CI among others.

Sharon has also appeared in numerous television and radio commercials both on-camera and voice-over and is an accomplished audiobook and documentary film narrator.

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Sharon Washington STAGE CREDITS

Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Queen Margaret

Vineyard Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016

Primary Stages Production, 0

Public Theater Production, 2012

Aunt Glo

Original Broadway Production, 2010
The Lady

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
A Lady

Rwandan Doctor / Elise Kayitesi

Woman #4

Fran Briggs

Fran Briggs


Janice Catlett

Simone/Miss Peterson

Madame Le Gouverneur/Peasant/Anique

Lady Anne

Lady Helen/Soldier



Sharon Washington Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Book of a Musical

Sharon WashingtonNew York, New York

The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Sharon Washington, Wild With Happy

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New Block of Tickets On Sale For NEW YORK, NEW YORK

A new block of tickets is now on sale for the nine-time Tony Award nominated new musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Tickets are now available for performances through Sunday, January 14, 2024.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Launch North American Tour

NEW YORK, NEW YORK will launch a North American tour in January 2025. The tour will begin in a city in New York State to be announced at a later date. Learn more about the production here!

Photos: Meet the 2023 Tony Nominees!

On Thursday, the nominees met the press and BroadwayWorld's Jennifer Broski was on hand to capture portraits of each of them on their big day!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording To Be Released Digitally This June!

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for the new musical New York, New York will be released digitally this June!

Photos: The 2023 Tony Award Nominees Meet the Press!

See photos of the 2023 Tony Award nominees meeting the press!

Kentucky Governor's School For The Arts Alum Colton Ryan Nominated For Prestigious Tony Award

Colton Ryan, an alum from The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts (GSA), has been nominated for a 2023 Tony Award, the highest honor in live Broadway theater. Ryan received the nomination for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his current role as Jimmy Doyle in the new Broadway musical, New York, New York.

2023 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!

The nominations are in! Check out how each show fared individually in a full list of nominations by show.

SOME LIKE IT HOT, & JULIET, SHUCKED & More Lead The 2023 Tony Award Nominations

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Lea Michele and Myles Frost and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2022-23 theatre season.

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of NEW YORK, NEW YORK

In this video, we're taking you inside the final opening night of the 2022-23 Broadway season, New York, New York! Check out interviews with John Kander, Susan Stroman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colton Ryan, Anna Uzele and more!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Opening Night!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture stars, including the New York, New York creative team, as they arrive on the red carpet. Check out the photos here!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night with the Cast of NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the cast arriving on the red carpet. Check out the photos here!

Video: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for NEW YORK, NEW YORK

New York, New York is open at last! Broadway celebrated opening night of its final musical of the season earlier this week and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate. In this video, check out interviews with opening night guests including Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Matthew Broderick, Robyn Hurder, David Hyde Pierce, Vanessa Williams, and more!

Michael Cruz Kayne's SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS Begins Previews Tonight At Audible Theater

Audible Theater's production of Michael Cruz Kayne's self-authored show Sorry For Your Loss, directed by Josh Sharp, begins previews tonight, Friday, April 28, at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible's creative home for live performances in New York.

Rattlestick Theater Announces The Inaugural Terrence McNally New Works Incubator Fellows

Rattlestick Theater, in partnership with the Terrence McNally Foundation and Tom Kirdahy Productions, have announced the three (3) inaugural Terrence McNally New Works Incubator fellows: Molly Bicks, HyoJeong Choi and Haygen-Brice Walker.

Exclusive: The Company of NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Celebrates Opening Night!

New York, New York, the final musical of the 2022-23 Broadway season is open at last!  The show is now officially running at Broadway's St. James Theatre. We have photos from inside the opening night party!

Photos: Inside NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Opening Night Bows

 Be a part of it! Just last night, NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos from the curtain call.

Video: The Cast of NEW YORK, NEW YORK Take Their Opening Night Bows

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway last night, Wednesday, March 26th, 2023, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out video footage of the cast taking their opening night bows here!

Review Roundup: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Opens On Broadway!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opens on Broadway tonight, Wednesday, March 26th, 2023, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Read reviews for the show!

Video: Watch Highlights from NEW YORK, NEW YORK on Broadway

Get a first look at footage of New York, New York on Broadway!


Sharon Washington has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Sharon Washington has not appeared in the West End

Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for New York, New York Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Feeding the Dragon and Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Wild With Happy .

Sharon Washington has written 1 shows including New York, New York (Book).

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