ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has created an astonishing range of work
for the stage and screen. "A Huey P. Newton Story," Smith's
internationally acclaimed signature solo performance, awarded him the coveted
Obie Award for its sold-out Off-Broadway engagement. His adaptation of the
production for television is the latest in his extraordinary series of
collaborations with director Spike Lee.
Smith has essayed a gallery of memorable characters in Lee's School
Daze, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Get On the Bus, He Got Game and Summer
of Sam. Among his many other film credits are the recent hit, Final
Destination, the classic Eve's Bayou and the cult favorites, King
of New York, Deep Cover, Tales from the Hood, Panther, Poetic Justice and
John Singleton's latest feature, Baby Boy.
Television viewers know Smith from his starring roles in
BET's "Incognito," USA Network's "The Color of Courage" with
Lynn "Whitfield and the series "Oz," "New York
Undercover," "A Different World" and "All My Children."
Other recent films for television include Campbell Scott's "Hamlet"
and TNT's "The Warden" opposite Ally Sheedy.
For the stage, Smith created and performed the award-winning
"Inside the Creole Mafia," "Frederick Douglass Now,"
"Christopher Columbus 1992," "Blood and Brains" and the
work-in-progress "Iceland." He directed the coast-to-coast
production of "Radio Mambo," starring the California performance trio,
Culture Clash. His work has been presented at prestigious theaters and cultural
institutions including The Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage,
Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Barbican Centre in London.
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