The Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-winning actor celebrates his birthday December 28. Look back at his stage career.
Denzel Washington, who won the 2010 Tony Award for his performance in Fences, stars in the long-awaited film version of August Wilson's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning drama.
Scroll through the 23 photos of his stage career below:
Celebrating Tony Award Winner Denzel Washington
Washington 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.
He has also directed and starred in the films Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters.
Washington first appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Coriolanus. His 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.
Washington is also known for his television work on the long-running television hospital drama St. Elsewhere.