Ruben Santiago-Hudson




By Dale Ricardo Shields


Actor / Director / Producer

Spouse: Jeannie Santiago

Children: Trey Santiago, Ruben III Santiago, Broderick Santiago, Lily Santiago


  • 1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars
  • 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues.
  • 2009, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Theatre Award at the Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Awards

Stray the path… the story of my life:

Ruben Santiago-Hudson at Binghamton University


Ruben has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University and an honorary doctorate from Buffalo State College.


A Tony and Obie Award winner,

whose acting credits span stage, television, and film.


Ruben Santiago Hudson wins the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Canewell in Seven Guitars.


Ruben made his Broadway acting debut as Buddy Bolden in Jelly’s Last Jam and has performed in more than 100 plays. His portrayal of Canewell in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars garnered him a Tony award.


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