Ruben Santiago-Hudson


Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross.


The Merry Wives Of Windsor


The Rabbit Foot by Leslie Lee directed by Walter Dallas. (with) Ruben Santiago-Hudson (ctr) – (The Annenberg Center in Philly. In the photo is Denise Burse Fernandez, Irma Campbell and Philly musicians Taj and Arthur.) The cast also included Frances Foster, Willie Woods, Elain Graham, and Michael Beach.

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

Theatre Four, New York City, Negro Ensemble Company, May 15-June 30, 1985. (62 performances). Directed by Douglas Turner Ward with the following cast: Douglas Turner Ward — Mr. Russell B. Parker Graham Brown — Mr. William Jenkins Ruben Santiago-Hudson — Theopolis Parker Patty Holley — Adele Eloise Parker Walter Allen Bennett Jr. — Bobby Parker Keith David — Blue Haven Tracy Camila Johns — Young Girl.



Most recently, Ruben was honored to be asked by his late friend and mentor August Wilson to perform the New York premiere of his solo show How I Learned What I Learned at The Signature Theater, off-Broadway.


Ruben Santiago-Hudson discusses the challenge of performing as and honoring his friend August Wilson. This solo show, featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, shares August Wilson’s personal stories about his encounters with racism, music, love, violence, and life-changing friendships as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s long-time collaborator Todd Kreidler, August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned charts one man’s journey of self-discovery and what it means to be a Black artist in America. A New York Premiere from Signature’s 2006-07 Playwright-in-Residence.


Ruben Santiago-Hudson and August Wilson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson and August Wilson 

New York City stage credits include Gem Of The Ocean, The Winters Tale, Henry VIII, Measure For Measure, Lackawanna Blues, Ceremonies In Dark Old Men and East Texas Hot Links.

Gem of the Ocean, Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Celebrating August Wilson at The Kennedy Center with Kenny Leon.