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Young Vic 2013 Cast  |  Creatives  |  Producers

Adebayo Bolaji – Clarence Norris

Adebayo Bolaji

Adebayo Bolaji was in the original cast of Ghost in the West End, Buddy on tour and Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep). Adebayo also appears in Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes.

Christian Dante-White – Charles Weems

Christian Dante-White

Christian Dante White made his Broadway debut in the original production of The Scottsboro Boys. Other theatre in New York includes the role of Scarecrow in The Wiz (City Center), Lost In the Stars and Cotton Club Parade. He also appeared in Jersey Boys (Vegas), The Book of Mormon (National Tour)and Hairspray (National Tour and The Muny). His relationship with Susan Stroman continued in the workshop of Big Fish in the role of the Witch. Christian was also cast as a series regular on the NBC pilot A Mann’s World.

Colman Domingo – Mr Bones

Colman Domingo

Tony Award nominated for his role on Broadway in The Scottsboro Boys, Colman Domingo is recently well remembered for opening the Academy Award winning Steven Spielberg film Lincoln opposite Daniel Day Lewis as Private Harold Green.  Colman has been praised with some of the highest honors of the American stage as the winner of the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, GLAAD, Connecticut Critics Circle, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, and DramaLogue Awards.  He has been nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League, Audelco and Fred Astaire Awards.  Colman has starred on Broadway in Passing Strange and Chicago. Upcoming film appearances include The Butler directed by Lee Daniels, Almost Christmas, HairBrained and Newlyweeds. 
An award winning playwright, his play Wild with Happy (Dramatists Play Service) recently premiered at The Public Theater in New York and his multiple award winning solo play A Boy and His Soul is playing at London's Tricycle Theatre this September!

Julian Glover – The Interlocutor

Julian Glover

Julian Glover’s extensive work on stage includes the lead in The Voysey Inheritance at the National Theatre and in King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe); Richard II (Old Vic); Galileo’s Daughter (Bath/Peter Hall Company); Phedre and Britannicus (Almeida); The Dresser and Oliver! in the West End. Julian’s myriad screen credits include some of the most iconic films of the 1980s including Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the James Bond classic For Your Eyes Only. More recently TV audiences will have seen him playing Grand Maester Pycelle in HBO’s international hit Game of Thrones.

Dawn Hope – The Lady

Dawn Hope

Dawn Hope’s work in the theatre includes Porgy and Bess and Piaf in the West End, as well as Rupert Gould’s Rough Crossing (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith and UK tour). She played Billie Holliday in Lady Day at the New Players Theatre and on tour. On television she is well-known to Coronation Street viewers for playing the character Alison Soames.

Idriss Kargbo – Eugene Williams

Idriss Kargbo

Idriss Kargbo trained at Sylvia Young School.
His theatre credits include "Young Michael" in Thriller at Lyric Theatre. Handwalker in Lionel Bart's Oliver at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Original Cast), "Young Simba" in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.

James T Lane – Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates

James T Lane

A native of Philadelphia, James just made his West End debut playing Richie in A Chorus Line at The London Palladium. Broadway Credits: A Chorus Line, Chicago and The Scottsboro Boys.
Mr. Lane has appeared as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall as well as numerous Symphonies around the United States and as a James Brown Las Vegas Impersonator Preacher on the TV show One Life To Live.

Forrest McClendon – Mr Tambo

Forrest McClendon

Forrest is a 2011 Tony Award Nominee for his Broadway debut as Mr. Tambo in The Scottsboro Boys, a role he first created at the Vineyard and Guthrie theaters, and reprised at the Philadelphia Theatre Company (2012 Barrymore Award). Most recently, Forrest played Othello at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, and conducted workshops in local high schools. Last fall, he played Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and in the spring he will play the title role in Julius Caesar at the Lantern Theatre Company. Notable regional roles include the Foundling Father in The America Play at Zach Scott Theatre — B. Iden Payne Award (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play) — and Roscoe in Avenue X at 11th Hour Theatre Company — Barrymore Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical). Forrest also teaches for the Ira Brind School of Theater at the University of the Arts and the Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance at Temple University.

Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton – Olen Montgomery

Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton

As a young actor Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton made various television appearances including Children’s Ward (Granada TV), My Parents Are Aliens (ITV) and The Big Bag (ITV).
He then went on to train at The Urdang Academy, London.  Since Graduating Rohan has appeared in Mary Poppins (National tour), Hairspray  (West End), Riverdance (International tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (National tour), Hair (Munich, Germany) and Some Like It Hip-Hop.
He has also appeared as a backing dancer for Recording artists such as Beverly Knight, Dionne Bromfield and Lemar.

Clinton Roane – Roy Wright

Clinton Roane

Clinton Roane is thrilled to be returning to The Scottsboro Boys, having been a part of the original Broadway company. He also played the role of Roy Wright at the Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Ahmanson Theatre. His New York credit include The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones. Regional credits My One and Only, Hello! My Baby and Frosty the Snowman, as well as readings and workshops. He received a BFA from Howard University and trained at CAP21.

Emile Ruddock - Willie Roberson

Emile Ruddock

Emile's Theatre credits include 42nd Street Charity performances at both the London Palladium and Dominion Theatre as well as playing the lead male role, Billy Lawler, in 42nd Street (Rugby Theatre), World Of Dance opening ceremony and Crazy For You playing Bobby Child (Rugby Theatre). Film and Television Credits include: The National Theatre Awards and the televised 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Emile was also a Semi Finalist in Sky One's Got To Dance with the tap dancing troupe, 'The Pulse Collective'. Emile has also appeared in several corporate videos & commercials.

Kyle Scatliffe – Haywood Patterson

Kyle Scatliffeo

Kyle Scatliffe trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NY.
His theare credits include Ragtime (Zach Theatre), Oklahoma (5th Avenue Theatre), A Christmas Carol: The Concert (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/PBS), ...Spelling Bee (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and the reading of a new musical Witness Uganda (ART) directed by Diane Paulus.

Carl Spencer – Andy Wright

Carl Spencer

Carl Spencer has recently been featured in Little Nikki's Where I'm Coming From music video after touring with her as the hype man supporting Rizzle Kicks on their UK tour. Carl is thrilled to be appearing as part of The Scottsboro Boys cast.

Martin Bishop – The Interlocutor (understudy)

Martin Bishop

Martin Bishop’s theatre includes She Stoops to Conquer (Hampton Court Palace Royal Gala Production), The Life of Christ (Wintershall), 1947 Live (Delhi - India), The Confidential Clerk  by TS Eliot and Sam the Highest Jumper of Them All by William Saroyan (The Finborough), A Christmas Carol (The King’s Head Theatre) and  Alvaro’s Balcony, a new musical with Susannah York. He was a member of the Theatre Royal Bath’s 2009 productions of Chekhov’s The Swan Song and Rattigan’s The Browning Version (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour) directed by Peter Hall.  He has recently appeared in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2010 production of Sheridan’s The Rivals, (National Tour and the Theatre Royal Haymarket London) directed by Peter Hall, and most recently in Kandor and Ebb’s Curtains at The Landor Theatre. Film and television includes The Fugitives, Star, The Open Door and Broadside for American PBS. 

Susan Lawson-Reynolds – The Lady (understudy)

Susan Reynolds

Susan Lawson-Reynolds’ theatre credits include: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre), A Clockwork Orange (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Harder They Come (Theatre Royal Stratford East; Barbican; Playhouse Theatre West End, The Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, Canon Theatre Canada), Anansi Trades Places (Talawa/Shaw Theatre), Anansi And The Magic Mirror (Talawa/Hackney Empire), Aeroplane Man (Theatre Royal Stratford East), No Rhyme (Brockley Jack Studio Theatre).
Susan has also worked extensively in the music industry as a dancer /choreographer, and co-hosts Breakin’ Convention, the annual International Hip Hop Dance Theatre Festival at Sadler’s Wells.

Joshua Liburd – Swing

Joshua Liburd

Training: Arts ed London School of Musical Theatre (Graduate 2013)
Theatre whilst training: Carlos, Legally Blonde, Ensemble/ Soldier, Betty Blue Eyes, Goldbury, Utopia Limited. Other credits include: Choir, Friday Night is Music Night ( BBC Radio 2) Choir, The Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House).

Jordan Shaw – Swing

Jordan Shaw

Jordan trained at Ridgeway Studios, Sylvia Young Theatre School, The Brit School and he recently graduated from ArtsEd.
His theatre credits include Francis Lockwood in Betty Blue Eyes and Legally Blonde, both at Arts Ed. He was in the ensemble of Cinderella (QDOS). His radio credits include Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).