Gender
Male
Born
Nov 24, 1956
Lackawanna, New York, USA
Performer Director Writer Artistic Staff
  • CREDITS
    Skeleton Crew (Jan 12, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022)
    • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    PlayOriginal
    Lackawanna Blues (Oct 07, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021)
    • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    • Starring: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Narrator, Ms. Rachel Crosby (Nanny), Rich Lady, Ol' Po' Carl, Lottie, Ricky, Alean, Junior (Young Ruben), Mr. Lemuel Taylor, Numb Finger Pete, Small Paul, Freddie Cobbs, Melvin Earthman, Norma, Gerald, Norma's Mother, Jimmy Lee, Pauline, Saul, Dick Johnson, Bill, Bill's Lady Friend, Sweet Tooth Sam, Mr. Lucious, Tina]
    • Written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    • Artistic Advisor: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    PlaySoloOriginal
    Jitney (Jan 19, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017)
    • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Stick Fly (Dec 08, 2011 - Feb 26, 2012)
    • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Joe Levay]
    PlayOriginal
    Gem of the Ocean (Dec 06, 2004 - Feb 06, 2005)
    • Starring: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Caesar]
    PlayOriginal
    Seven Guitars (Mar 28, 1996 - Sep 08, 1996)
    • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Canewell]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Jelly's Last Jam (Apr 26, 1992 - Sep 05, 1993)
    • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Buddy Bolden]
    MusicalOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Direction of a Play

    2017 | Nominee  | Jitney
    Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    Best Featured Actor in a Play

    1996 | Winner  | Seven Guitars
    Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    Drama Desk Award

    Outstanding Director of a Play

    2017 | Winner  | Jitney
    Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
     

    Outstanding Solo Performance

    2014 | Nominee
    Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned")
     

    Outstanding Director of a Play

    2013 | Nominee
    Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "The Piano Lesson")
     

    Outstanding Solo Performance

    2001 | Nominee
    Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "Lackawanna Blues")
     

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    1996 | Nominee  | Seven Guitars
    Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Skeleton Crew (Jan 12, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022)
  • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
PlayOriginal
Lackawanna Blues (Oct 07, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021)
  • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Starring: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Narrator, Ms. Rachel Crosby (Nanny), Rich Lady, Ol' Po' Carl, Lottie, Ricky, Alean, Junior (Young Ruben), Mr. Lemuel Taylor, Numb Finger Pete, Small Paul, Freddie Cobbs, Melvin Earthman, Norma, Gerald, Norma's Mother, Jimmy Lee, Pauline, Saul, Dick Johnson, Bill, Bill's Lady Friend, Sweet Tooth Sam, Mr. Lucious, Tina]
  • Written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Artistic Advisor: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
PlaySoloOriginal
Jitney (Jan 19, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017)
  • Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
PlayDramaOriginal
Stick Fly (Dec 08, 2011 - Feb 26, 2012)
  • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Joe Levay]
PlayOriginal
Gem of the Ocean (Dec 06, 2004 - Feb 06, 2005)
  • Starring: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Caesar]
PlayOriginal
Seven Guitars (Mar 28, 1996 - Sep 08, 1996)
  • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Canewell]
PlayDramaOriginal
Jelly's Last Jam (Apr 26, 1992 - Sep 05, 1993)
  • Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson [Buddy Bolden]
MusicalOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Direction of a Play

2017 | Nominee  | Jitney
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1996 | Winner  | Seven Guitars
Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Director of a Play

2017 | Winner  | Jitney
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
 

Outstanding Solo Performance

2014 | Nominee
Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned")
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

2013 | Nominee
Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "The Piano Lesson")
 

Outstanding Solo Performance

2001 | Nominee
Ruben Santiago-Hudson (for "Lackawanna Blues")
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1996 | Nominee  | Seven Guitars
Performer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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