Charles Randolph-Wright


Theatre directing credits include Motown the Musical on Broadway and national tour, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined and Sophisticated Ladies at Arena Stage (where he is an inaugural resident playwright), the 75th Anniversary international tour of Porgy and Bess, Love/Life at Lincoln Center (with Brian Stokes Mitchell), the national tour of Guys and Dolls (starring Maurice Hines), They’re Playing Our Song (in Brazil, in Portuguese), and most recently, the world premiere of Akeelah and the Bee. Randolph Wright wrote the plays Blue, The Night is a Child, Cuttin’ Up, Love in Afghanistan and co-wrote Just Between Friends – Bea Arthur on Broadway. Born for This, a new musical created by Charles and BeBe Winans, premieres this spring. Charles directed the award-winning film Preaching to the Choir, and has written screenplays for HBO, Showtime, Disney and Fox. His television credits include directing the new series Greenleaf, Lincoln Heights, South of Nowhere, the music special America America, the “Freestyle” football commercial for Nike, and producing and writing the Showtime series Linc’s.