Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a Tony Award-winning actor, playwright, and director, has graced the Broadway stage with his captivating performances and undeniable talent for over four decades. His Broadway debut came in 1992 in the musical Jelly's Last Jam, where he portrayed Buddy Bolden. In 1995, he starred in August Wilson's Seven Guitars, receiving his first Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Santiago-Hudson's Broadway journey continued with acclaimed performances in Gem of the Ocean in 2004 and Stick Fly in 2011. He also directed August Wilson's Jitney! on Broadway in 2017, earning his second Tony Award nomination, this time for Best Direction of a Play.
Beyond his Broadway triumphs, Santiago-Hudson has written several plays, including the autobiographical Lackawanna Blues, which he adapted into the award-winning HBO film of the same name. He has also appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Castle, Low Winter Sun, Selma, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.