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Stephen McKinley Henderson
STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON Broadway credits include Fences, August Wilson's King Hedley II and the revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. In his eloquent obituary for Mr. Wilson, Michael Feingold wrote, "To think of the great characters and scenes in August's plays is to think of an epic parade of great African American actors who have seized their moment to make theater history: James Earl Jones and Mary Alice in Fences, Charles S. Dutton in Ma Rainey and The Piano Lesson, S. Epatha Merkerson confronting him in the latter, Roscoe Lee Browne sagely ironic in Two Trains Running, Stephen McKinley Henderson oozing malice in Jitney, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Lisa Gay Hamilton glaring a skyful of weaponry at each other in Gem of the Ocean." Stephen is honored to be included in such outstanding company as a significant interpreter of August Wilson's work during his lifetime. Other Broadway credits are Dracula, The Musical and Drowning Crow. Off-Broadway Stephen received a Drama Desk, an Obie, and an Audelco Award as a member of Mr. Wilson's celebrated Jitney ensemble under the direction of Marion McClinton. That production secured the 2002 Olivier Award for Outstanding Drama of the London season for Mr. Wilson. Also Off-Broadway Mr. Henderson played Pontius Pilate in Stephen Adley Giurgis's The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman at the Public Theater in 2005. Mr. Henderson was cast in two shows in Signature Theatre's August Wilson Season and three of Kenny Leon's historic Century Cycle Readings at Kennedy Center. His film and television work includes HBO Films Everyday People by filmmaker Jim McKay which premiered at 2004 Sundance and New Amsterdam for Fox Television in 2007. Mr. Henderson is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for University at Buffalo, State University of New York; also a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, The Actor's Center, and a Fox Foundation Fellow.

Bio as of December, 2010.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
August Wilson's Legacy - May, 2007 - Watch now.

SpringboardNYC Cues from Tony Nominees (video)
Is there something you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career? - Watch Now.
Did you have a special teacher or mentor and what did you learn from them? - Watch Now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)