PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Tony Award Winner Denzel Washington

By Joseph Marzullo
27 Dec 2013

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, who will star in the new Broadway production of A Raisin In The Sun, will celebrate his birthday Dec. 28. Playbill.com takes a look at his stage career. Included are some rare shots for the occasion. Happy birthday, Denzel.



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Washington, who won the 2010 Tony Award for his performance in Fences, is primarily known for his various film roles.



Denzel is a two-time Academy Award winner, first for his work in the 1989 film Glory; and second for 2001’s Training Day. Other films include A Soldier’s Story; Cry Freedom; Malcolm X; Philadelphia; The Hurricane; and Flight.

Washington first appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Coriolanus. Other stage credits include Ceremonies in Dark Old Men; When The Chickens Come Home To Roost; A Soldier’s Play; Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone; and Richard III. Broadway roles include Checkmates; Julius Caesar; and Fences.

Denzel is also known for his television work on the long-running hospital drama St. Elsewhere.


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Denzel Washington in the 1990 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Richard III.
Photo by Martha Swope