Jefferson A. Russell*


Jefferson is pleased to be making his PTC debut with Fences after having recently appeared as Shealy in Jitney at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Regional credits include several shows at Round House Theatre (Father Comes Home From The Wars, Two Trains Running, world premiere of IronboundFahrenheit 451, Amadeus); Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Clybourne Park); Dallas Theatre Center/The Goodman (Trinity River Plays); Rep Stage (Sunset Baby), Hangar Theatre (The Piano Lesson), Folger Theatre (The Tempest), Everyman Theatre (Gem Of The Ocean, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Hedda Gabler), Marin Theatre Company (Fetch Clay Make Man, The Convert) as well as Kennedy Center National Tours (Harlem)O’Neill Theatre Center, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Gulfshore Playhouse. He will next be seen this spring as Booker T. Washington in Ragtime at Ford’s Theatre. Russell is a graduate of Hampton University (B.A., sociology/criminal justice) and the Academy of Classical Acting at George Washington University (M.F.A.). He is a former Baltimore police officer and a founding member of Galvanize, a network for artists of color.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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