A Conversation with Stephen Henderson
February 18, 2011
Stephen Henderson shares his experiences as an award-winning actor and renowned acting teacher. Henderson is considered one of the foremost interpreters of the August Wilson canon, having performed in several plays from Wilson’s 20th Century Cycle, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Headley II and Jitney. Henderson received a Tony nomination and the Richard Seff Award from Actor’s Equity for his performance as Jim Bono in the Broadway revival of Fences, starring Denzel Washington.
In front of the camera, Henderson is known for this work in HBO‘s acclaimed film Everyday People and the FOX television series New Amsterdam. He recently wrapped filming on the movie Tower Heist, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Casey Affleck and Gabourney Sidibe.
A Kansas City native, Henderson attended Lincoln University for a year before joining the inaugural class of Juilliard’s drama division. Henderson is featured in Acting Teachers of America and currently teaches acting in the department of theater and dance at the State University of New York at Buffalo.