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Rodney Gardiner

ACTOR  •  WRITER

In eight seasons at OSF: Cassius in Julius Caesar; Blacksmith in Unison; Feste in Twelfth Night; Tinman in The Wiz; Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls; Undertaker in Head Over Heels; Dromio of Louisiana and Harlem in The Comedy of Errors; Cockney Quartet in My Fair Lady; Coughlin, Rook in The Unfortunates; Sir Thomas Grey, Duke of Orleans, Michael Williams in Henry V; Guy in The Imaginary Invalid; Rumour, Pistol, Gower, Harcourt in Henry IV, Part Two; Pirate, Police in The Pirates of Penzance; Ben Pettus in American Night

Other theaters: Off-Broadway: Dr. Martin Luther King in The|King|Operetta, King Darius in The Persians, Kublai Khan in Marco Millions, others (Waterwell); Wailin’ Walter in his one-man blues narrative, “Episodes in Blue” (various theaters and high schools around the Tri-State Area). Regional: Caesar Wilks in Gem of the Ocean (Fountain Theatre, NAACP Theater Award for Best Supporting Actor); Willie in Master Harold . . . and the Boys (GableStage); CymbelineMan of La Mancha (Utah Shakespeare Festival).

Other credits: Writer (Waterwell); worked with Teo Castellanos performing in jails, rehab centers and homeless shelters in Miami, Florida.