Directing: Jitney—MTC (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Othello—Delacorte Theater; The Piano Lesson (Lucille Lortel, Obie, Joseph A. Callaway, AUDELCO Awards); Paradise Blue, My Children! My Africa!, The First Breeze of Summer, Seven Guitars—Signature Theatre, NYC; The Happiest Song Plays Last—Second Stage Theater; Skeleton Crew—Atlantic Theater Company; Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Two Trains Running, Jitney—Two River Theater; Things of Dry HoursNew York Theatre Workshop; Gem of the Ocean—McCarter Theatre and A.C.T., San Francisco. Acting: Broadway—Seven Guitars (Tony Award), Jelly’s Last Jam, Stick Fly, Gem of the Ocean. Off-Broadway—How I Learned What I Learned—Signature Theatre; Lackawanna Blues (Obie, Helen Hayes), The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Henry VII, East Texas Hot Links—Public Theater/NYSF; Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, A Soldier’s Play—NEC. Writer: NAACP Image Award, Humanitas Prize, Christopher Award, Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award, AUDELCO Award, HBO Comedy Arts Festival Award, National Board of Review Award, ABFF Award, NAMIC Vision Award, Golden Globe, WGA Award, and Emmy nominations. Artistic Director of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle—recording all 10 plays for WNYC at The Greene Space, NYC. MFA in acting—Wayne State University, BA in theatre—Binghamton University. Doctor of Humane Letters—Buffalo State College and Wayne State University.