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Sharon Washington

 
Bio:
Recent stage credits include the world-premiere of her solo play "Feeding The Dragon" - her debut as writer/performer - at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. ‚ÄúFeeding The Dragon‚ÄĚ will be produced by Hartford Stage in their 2017/18 season and will have it‚Äôs NY premiere at Primary Stages in the Spring ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Recent stage credits include the world-premiere of her solo play "Feeding The Dragon" - her debut as writer/performer - at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. ‚ÄúFeeding The Dragon‚ÄĚ will be produced by Hartford Stage in their 2017/18 season and will have it‚Äôs NY premiere at Primary Stages in the Spring ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Shelly
  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 0
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Adelaide
Aunt Glo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
The Lady
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
A Lady
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Rwandan Doctor / Elise Kayitesi
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Woman #4
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Fran Briggs
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Fran Briggs
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Teacher
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Janice Catlett
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Simone/Miss Peterson
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Madame Le Gouverneur/Peasant/Anique
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Lady Anne
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Lady Helen/Soldier
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Valeria

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Shelly

  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 0
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Adelaide

Aunt Glo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
The Lady

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
A Lady

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Rwandan Doctor / Elise Kayitesi

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Woman #4

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Fran Briggs

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Fran Briggs

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Teacher

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Janice Catlett

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Simone/Miss Peterson

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Madame Le Gouverneur/Peasant/Anique

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Lady Anne

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Lady Helen/Soldier

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Valeria

Sharon Washington Biography

Recent stage credits include the world-premiere of her solo play "Feeding The Dragon" - her debut as writer/performer - at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. ‚ÄúFeeding The Dragon‚ÄĚ will be produced by Hartford Stage in their 2017/18 season and will have it‚Äôs 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.

Sharon Washington Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Sharon WashingtonFeeding the Dragon
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Sharon Washington, Wild With Happy

Sharon Washington News

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie Photo Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.

Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD I Photo Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances on Tuesday, June 21 for the upcoming Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The cast includes Danai Gurira (Richard III), Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe), Ali Stroker (Anne) and more. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park Announces New First Prev Photo Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park Announces New First Preview Date
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Due to rehearsal schedule changes, The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater is delaying its first preview to Tuesday, June 21st. Get the full schedule for the show here. 

SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Plays-In-Progress 29-Hour Equity Workshops to C Photo SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Plays-In-Progress 29-Hour Equity Workshops to Continue
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group, now in its 17th Season, is continuing its new play development with the Plays-In-Progress AEA-approved Showcases of this year’s SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group.

VIDEO: Freddie Gibbs Stars In DOWN WITH THE KING Trailer Photo VIDEO: Freddie Gibbs Stars In DOWN WITH THE KING Trailer
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022

Rap star Money Merc (Freddie Gibbs) has been sent by his manager, Paul (David Krumholtz), to a rural house in the Berkshires to focus on his next album. Disenchanted with his music career and the 24/7 upkeep that such fame entails, Merc has no desire to write or record music. Watch the new trailer now!

Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops Photo Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group. This season, writers Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Divya Mangwani, Marcus Scott and Mallory Jane Weiss are developing works in response to prompts from the revolutionary activist humanitarian writings and precepts of George Bernard Shaw.

Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART Photo Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced the world premiere of HEART, written by and starring British performer and poet Jade Anouka, directed by Ola Ince.

Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free S Photo Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III, kicking off the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater.

AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre Photo AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three nights only from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. An Evening with Amber Iman will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as an Audible Original.

Sharon Washington Videos

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE on Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 14, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET¬ģ project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the full gang below!

BWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary Stages
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event. Check out a behind the scenes look below!

TV Broadway Beat Exclusive: LOST IN THE STARS Preview!
by Robert Diamond - Feb 3, 2011

Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center, will feature Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington, Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat got an exclusive sneak peek!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at LOST IN THE STARS in Rehearsal!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 26, 2011

Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington,Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone will star in in Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat went behind the scenes in rehearsal to capture a first look!

BWW TV Flashback 3: Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Robert Diamond - Dec 12, 2010

In honor of the show's (unfortunate) premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show along with interviews with the cast and creative from the show's opening night!

BWW TV Flashback 2: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Performance!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 12, 2010

In honor of the show's (unfortunate) premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show in performance.

BWW TV Flashback 1: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Robert Diamond - Dec 12, 2010

One of the most anticipated Broadway Musicals of the season, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, featuring the creative team including legendary musical theatre composer John Kander, Tony and Emmy-nominated book writer David Thompson, five-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman, and the acclaimed cast met the press in anticipation of their Broadway opening this fall. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld was on hand for this electric event and bring you musical highlights and interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: New SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commercial!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS began previews on October 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) and opened on October 31, 2010. The production team has just released the latest television spot for the show, including quotes of acclaim. Click below for a look!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Craig Brockman - Nov 1, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, opened Sunday, October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre and Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld.com were there to bring you these interviews with the cast and creative along with highlights from the show!

BWW TV: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, is now in previews at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Opening Night is Sunday, October 31. Click below for a first look at the BOYS onstage!


Sharon Washington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sharon Washington been in?
Sharon Washington has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Sharon Washington been in?
Sharon Washington has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sharon Washington been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Feeding the Dragon and Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Wild With Happy .