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This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

Feb. 08, 2020 - 4 PM to 5:30 PM ET

SEIU Union Building, 2421 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

The SAG-AFTRA MOVE New York WNY/CNY/Upstate Subcommittee invites you to a discussion with Stephen McKinley Henderson in Buffalo, NY. The interview will be followed by a Q&A. 

STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON has appeared in five Oscar Nominated films: Greta Gerwig’s, Lady Bird; Denzel Washington’s, Fences, for which Stephen received a Virtuoso Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Steven Spielberg’s, LINCOLN; Kenneth Lonergan’s, Manchester by the Sea; and Stephen Daldry’s, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Henderson’s OBIE and LUCILLE LORTEL awards are for outstanding lead actor in Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adley Guirgis, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2015.  Considered among the celebrated interpreters of playwright August Wilson’s work, Henderson received a Tony nomination and the Richard Seff Award for his performance as Bono in the 2010 revival of FENCES with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. His last Broadway appearance was in 2017 as Torvald in the heralded replacement cast of Lucas Hnath’s, A Doll’s House Part 2 led by Julie White.

Noteworthy television work includes Alex Garland’s FX series, DEVS, premiering in spring of 2020; Wu Tang: An American Saga on HULU; Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series, THE NEWSROOM; HBO Films’ Everyday People, directed by Jim McKay; and Bill Duke’s PBS American Playhouse film of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.  

Henderson is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, a Fox Foundation Fellow, a Master Teacher for The Lunt-Fontanne Ten Chimneys Fellowship Program and a recipient of the Woodie King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from The St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre.  In 2016 he was the Denzel Washington Endowed Chair at Fordham University.  Stephen has taught master classes for Juilliard Drama Division where he delivered the commencement address and received Juilliard’s Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, May 19, 2017.

Parking options:

  • Front parking lot on Main Street for approximately 30 vehicles 
  • Rear parking lot for approximately 50 vehicles. The rear parking lot must be accessed from Leroy Avenue. 
  • Street Parking

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This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card from the app (paid through April 30, 2020) for admittance.

This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

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