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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

[Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Queen Margaret

[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

Writing


Sharon Washington Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Book of a Musical

Sharon WashingtonNew York, New York

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Sharon WashingtonFeeding the Dragon

The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Sharon Washington, Wild With Happy

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Listen to a Preview of Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPY Audible Play, Available Now

From the brilliant comedic and emotive mind of Emmy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple, Euphoria) comes Wild with Happy, releasing Thursday, June 13 exclusively on Audible. Listen to a clip now!
Westport Country Playhouse Will Screen WHEN MY SLEEPING DRAGON WOKE

Westport Country Playhouse will present a screening of the award-winning documentary, “When My Sleeping Dragon Woke,” based on the childhood of Sharon Washington, veteran actor and 2023 Tony-nominated playwright for “New York, New York,” on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
June Audible Content Includes LAURA BENANTI: NOBODY CARES, WILD WITH HAPPY, & More

Several theatrical audio projects are due to stream on Audible in June, including a recording of Laura Benanti's solo show Nobody Cares (which is running through June 2 at the Minetta Lane Theater), Colman Domingo's play Wild With Happy, and Alex Newell and the Gospel of a Diva.
Audible Theater's DEAD OUTLAW Extends Through April 14

Audible Inc. has announced a one-week extension for the Off-Broadway world-premiere musical Dead Outlaw at Minetta Lane Theatre.
Primary Stages Announces 2024 Fresh Ink Reading Series And Playwriting Cohort

Explore the 2024 Fresh Ink Reading Series and Playwriting Cohort announced by Primary Stages. Discover new talents and upcoming plays in the world of Broadway.
The Public Theater Sets Traveling Free Shakespeare in the Park Schedule for Summer 2024

The Public Theater will present GO PUBLIC! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park, featuring a suite of free summer programming taking place across all five boroughs. Learn more about The Public's summer 2024 season.
Erin Daley Appointed Artistic Director of Primary Stages

The Primary Stages Board has appointed Erin Daley as Artistic Director of Primary Stages, following a thorough process begun last year.
LAURA BENANTI: NOBODY CARES to Begin Performances at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in February

Audible Inc. will present Laura Benanti: Nobody Cares, a three-night-only comedy show starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, featuring all original music co-written with Todd Almond live at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre. See performances dates and learn how to purchase tickets!
Valerie Brea Ross Named Executive Director Of The Horton Foote Prize

Horton Foote Prize founder Mari Marchbanks announced today she will step down as Executive Director of the Horton Foote Prize. Valerie Brea Ross, Administrative Director of the Horton Foote Prize, will take over the role of Executive Director starting in January 2024. Ms. Marchbanks will continue her role as chair of the Prize board. 
Norah Jones and yMusic to Join Punch Brothers' ENERGY CURFEW MUSIC HOUR at Audible Theater This Week

Norah Jones and yMusic(Alex Sopp, flute; Mark Dover, clarinet; CJ Camerieri, trumpet; Rob Moose, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello) will appear as special guest artists this Wednesday, January 10 at The Energy Curfew Music Hour.
Charles Busch, Judy Kaye, Jen Cody & More to Star in IBSEN'S GHOST at George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse in association with Primary Stages has revealed the complete cast for IBSEN’S GHOST: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy, a new play written by and starring Tony Award nominee Charles Busch.
SNL's Darrell Hammond to Bring Solo Show CRAY to Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible Theater will present CRAY, starring SNL's Darrell Hammond. Get all the details on this exciting new production featuring the talented comedian.
CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE & More Set for Audible Theater December Audio Slate

Audible Theater has revealed its December audio slate, featuring five new originals.
Audible Theater Adds Three New Live Shows for THE ENERGY CURFEW MUSIC HOUR with Punch Brothers

Audible Inc. will present three additional live performance dates for The Energy Curfew Music Hour, featuring the Grammy Award-winning band Punch Brothers, at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre.
Terrence McNally New Works Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Cycle 2

Rattlestick Theatre, the Terrence McNally Foundation, and Tom Kirdahy Productions (TKP) announced today applications for Cycle 2 of the Terrence McNally New Works Incubator.
19th Annual Fred Ebb Award To Be Presented To Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams

The 19th Annual Fred Ebb Award will be presented to Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams.
League of Professional Theatre Women Hosts Interview of Susan Stroman by Sharon Washington

Tony Award winning Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman will be interviewed about her long and brilliant career, by Broadway Playwright Sharon Washington, at 6p.m., Friday, November 17, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Photos: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Reunites For Album Signing at The Drama Book Shop

It was a lovefest as New York, New York creatives greeted fans at The Drama Book Shop for CD signing. Check out photos from inside the big day!
Theresa Rebeck's DIG Extended For Two Weeks at Primary Stages

Dig, a new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Downstairs at Primary Stages), has been extended for two weeks. Learn how to purchase tickets!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Will Celebrate Cast Recording Release With a Signing at the Drama Book Shop

Colton Ryan, Anna Uzele, Susan Stroman and other cast members, will celebrate the recent release of NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording with a special CD signing event at The Drama Book Shop. Learn more about how to attend the event here!

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?

Sharon Washington has been nominated for the following awards: Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "New York, New York," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Feeding the Dragon," and Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels for "Wild With Happy."

How many shows has Sharon Washington written?

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

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