Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Lackawanna Blues

a play
author

Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine

a play
Director

Lackawanna Blues

Center Theatre Group

Mark Taper Forum

Los Angeles, CA
March 5 – April 21, 2019

How I Learned What I Learned

Signature Theatre Company

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

New York, NY
November 5 – December 29, 2013

Stick Fly

Cort Theatre

New York, NY
November 18, 2011 – February 25, 2012
Joseph LeVay

The Winter’s Tale

The Public Theater

Delacorte Theatre

New York, NY
June 9 – August 1, 2010
Leontes 

Finian’s Rainbow

City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert

New York City Center Mainstage Theater

New York, NY
March 26 – 29, 2009
Billboard

Defiance

workshop production
New York Stage and Film

The Hallie Flanagan Davis Powerhouse Theater

Poughkeepsie, NY
July 29 – 31, 2005
Captain King

Gem of the Ocean

Walter Kerr Theatre

New York, NY
December 6, 2004 – February 6, 2005
Caesar

Gem of the Ocean

Huntington Theatre Company

Boston University Theatre – Mainstage

Boston, MA
September 24 – October 20, 2004
Caesar  

Lackawanna Blues – National Tour

The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre Mead Theatre

Washington, DC
June 6 – 26, 2003

Lackawanna Blues

Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre Mainstage

New Haven, CT
February 5 – March 16, 2003

Lackawanna Blues

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage

Williamstown, MA
August 21 – 25, 2002

Lackawanna Blues

The Public Theater

Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall

New York, NY
April 15 – May 27, 2001

A Raisin in the Sun

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage

Williamstown, MA
July 21 – August 1, 1999
Walter Lee Younger

Henry VIII

Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival

Delacorte Theatre

New York, NY
June 13 – July 9, 1997
King Henry VIII

Seven Guitars

Walter Kerr Theatre

New York, NY
March 17 – September 8, 1996
Canewell

Seven Guitars

Huntington Theatre Company

Boston University Theatre – Mainstage

Boston, MA
September 15 – October 1995
Canewell

Seven Guitars

world premiere
Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre

Chicago, IL
January 13 – February 18, 1995
Canewell

East Texas Hot Links

The Public Theater

The Public Theater Anspacher Theatre

New York, NY
January 4 – 30, 1994
Roy

Measure for Measure

The New York Shakespeare Festival

Delacorte Theatre

New York, NY
July 1 – 25, 1993
Lucio

Jelly’s Last Jam

The Virginia Theatre

New York, NY
April 1992 – September 5, 1993
Buddy Bolden

It’s Showdown Time

Crossroads Theater Company

Crossroads Theatre (Memorial Pkwy)

New Brunswick, NJ
October 1983
Adam

DIRECTOR

Production Credits

 

Oo-Bla-Dee

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
June 8 – 30, 2019
Director
*

Lackawanna Blues

Center Theatre Group

Mark Taper Forum

Los Angeles, CA
March 5 – April 21, 2019
Director
*

Othello

The Public Theater

Delacorte Theatre

New York, NY
May 29 – June 24, 2018
Director
*

Paradise Blue

Signature Theatre Company

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

New York, NY
April 24 – June 10, 2018
Director
*

Jitney

Manhattan Theatre Club

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

New York, NY
December 28, 2016 – March 12, 2017
Director
*

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
September 10 – October 9, 2016
Director
*

Skeleton Crew

world premiere
Atlantic Theater Company

Atlantic Theater Company Atlantic Stage 2

New York, NY

Atlantic Theater Company Linda Gross Theater

New York, NY
January 6 – June 19, 2016
Director
*

Paradise Blue

world premiere
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage

Williamstown, MA
July 22 – August 2, 2015
Director
*

Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
April 11 – May 3, 2015
Director
*

The Happiest Song Plays Last

Second Stage Theatre

Tony Kiser Theatre

New York, NY
February 11 – March 23, 2014
Director
*

Two Trains Running

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
February 2 – March 3, 2013
Director
*

The Piano Lesson

Signature Theatre Company

The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center

New York, NY
January 29 – March 10, 2013
Director
*

My Children! My Africa!

Signature Theatre Company

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

New York, NY
May 1 – June 10, 2012
Director
*

Their Eyes Were Watching God

staged reading

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC

New York City, NY
February 29 – March 1, 2012
Director
*

Jitney

Two River Theater Company

Two River Theater Company Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Red Bank, NJ
January 31 – February 19, 2012
Director
*

Things of Dry Hours

New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY
June 9 – 28, 2009
Director
*

The First Breeze of Summer

Signature Theatre Company

Peter Norton Space

New York, NY
August 5 – October 19, 2008
Director
*

Seven Guitars

Signature Theatre Company

Peter Norton Space

New York, NY
July 31 – October 15, 2006
Director
*

Gem of the Ocean

McCarter Theatre Center

Matthews Theatre Auditorium at the McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton, NJ
October 11 – 30, 2005
Director
*

Gem of the Ocean

American Conservatory Theater

American Conservatory Theater Geary Theater

San Francisco, CA
2005 – 2006

Awards

2017

Winner:
Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Director of a Play
Jitney — director
nomination:
Tony Award: Best Direction of a Play
Jitney — director

2016-2017

Citation:
New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award: Special Citation
Jitney — director

2016

Citation:
Obie Award: Special Citation
Skeleton Crew — director

2014

Nomination:
Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Solo Performance
How I Learned What I Learned — performer
nomination:
Drama League Award: Distinguished Performance
How I Learned What I Learned — performer

2013-2014

Nomination:
Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Solo Performance
How I Learned What I Learned — Performer

2013

Winner:
Lortel Award: Outstanding Director
The Piano Lesson — Director
Nomination:
Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Director of a Play
The Piano Lesson — Director
nomination:
Callaway Award: Directors
The Piano Lesson — Director

2004

Winner:
Helen Hayes Award: Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Lackawanna Blues – National Tour — Performer

1996

Winner:
Equity Award: The Clarence Derwent Award
Seven Guitars — Canewell
Winner:
Tony Award: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Seven Guitars — Canewell

 

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