PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Tony Award Winner Denzel Washington

By Joseph Marzullo
December 27, 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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Denzel Washington in the 1990 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Richard III.
Photo by Martha Swope



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 2001ís Training Day. Other films include A Soldierís 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 Soldierís Play; Every Goodbye Ainít 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.