Kenneth L. Roberson is a director, choreographer, teacher, performer, and writer. A partial list of credits includes Broadway: Avenue Q Tony Award For Best Musical; All Shook Up, The Palace Theater; Purlie (Encores!), City Center; Freak, Court Theater. Off Broadway: A Boy and His Soul, The Vineyard; Jazz a La Carte (as director and choreographer) and Harlem Song both at the World-Famous Apollo Theater and Avenue X (original Production.) Regional Theatre, as Director: Shout Sister Shout, The Ford’s Theatre; The Joint, Olney Theatre (staged reading), Nina Simone: Four Women, Northlight Theatre, Frog Kiss Virginia Stage, Ethel Alliance Theatre, (also a world premier) Crowns, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill and Ain't Misbehavin', all at the Arena Stage Once on This Island, Baltimore Center Stage. Regional Theatre as Choreographer: Oo Bla Dee, Two River Theatre; Ray, Pasadena Playhouse; The Color Purple (world premiere), Alliance Theater, Guys and Dolls and, Thunder Knocking on the Door, Arena Stage. Film: Netflix’ Rustin, HBO's Lackawanna Blues, Preaching to the Choir, Brother to Brother and John Lequizamo's House of Buggin', Fox T.V. which he received Primetime Emmy Nomination for outstanding choreography.
Other awards include: Two NAACP Awards, two Lucille Lortel Award nominations, Drama Desk Award nomination and ADELCO Award, BET Spirit Award and NPT Spirit Award. As a teacher, Kenneth has taught workshops specializing in the Black Vernacular of Theatre dance in cities including; New York City, N.Y., Bahia, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Stuggartt, Germany and Osaka, Japan. Also a performance artist and writer, Kenneth's one man show Middle Aged Passage Crisis has garnered a NYC cult following and played Joe’s Pup in New York City and Baltimore Center Stage, in Maryland. Lastly, he is the recent winner of NPT's New York Writers Festival for his new Gospel musical in progress, WE AIN’T PERFECT. Kenneth is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism.