Roger Guenveur Smith is an actor, writer, and director whose work has been internationally acclaimed.
He created and performed the Obie Award-winning A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY and adapted it into a
Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague, Spike Lee. For Mr. Lee’s Oscar-nominated DO THE RIGHT THING, Mr. Smith created the stuttering hero Smiley, one of many in a gallery of memorable characters for the stage and screen.
Also among his historically-inspired performances are FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1992, and the award-winning duet INSIDE THE CREOLE MAFIA, a “not-too-dark comedy” in collaboration with New Orleans native Mark Broyard. Mr. Smith also directed the distinguished performance
trio Culture Clash in their Bessie Award-winning RADIO MAMBO.
Roger’s most recent work includes a new solo, THE WATTS TOWERS PROJECT, and the Spalding Gray retrospective LEFTOVER STORIES TO TELL, both cited among the best of 2006 by… read more